North West

Access Workers – deadline 13 December 2015

Extant, a professional performing arts company of visually impaired artists, is seeking to extend its pool of access workers available to the company for regular casual work and to support several new projects taking place in the London, Birmingham and Manchester areas.

Duties will be access for blind and partially sighted artists and participants. This could include:

Project Development Officer Healthy Living and Creative Design – deadline 9 November 2015

Blackpool Council is recruiting someone to develop and lead on a range of ‘action-research’ projects that demonstrate how a healthy living and wellbeing approach to redeveloping the built environment can positively impact on the lives of people in Blackpool. This is an exciting opportunity to work with the Arts and Planning Services and Blackpool Public Health. You will be a strong advocate for the role of artists and other creative professionals in designing a quality built environment and public realm.

Music in the Third Age – 25 November 2015

The Royal Northern College of Music is hosting an interactive workshop focusing on music and dementia.

Wellbeing Recovery Worker – deadline 23 October 2015

Birkenhead-based creative arts organisation Spider Project is looking for someone to provide wellbeing recovery support to clients to enable ongoing abstinent recovery.

The wellbeing recovery worker will support the ongoing development and abstinent recovery of individuals attending Spider Project, developing and delivering recovery focussed workshops that will help educate and inspire service users to explore and engage with the resources of the wider community.

Salary: £21,500 - £24,727 (negotiable and depending on experience)

2020+ Art, Society & Public Health, Manchester - 7 October

If you are interested in sharing your work at the next big, free networking event at Manchester School of Art on the 7th October between 10:00am and 4:00pm, please email an expression of interest to Clive Parkinson at in no more than 200 words outlining who you are, what you do

No Boundaries, Manchester & Bristol – 29-30 September 2015

A symposium on the role of arts and culture.

Salford public art as health promotion

A collaboration between the police and a Salford housing association has led to a collaborative art project designed to highlight the dangers of laughing gas.

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The Art of Social Prescribing – 17 September 2015

The Cultural Commissioning Programme is hosting a one day conference to explore the latest academic and applied research with particular reference to the role that arts and cultural activities play in social prescribing.

The free Liverpool conference will include a range of interactive workshops will introduce established arts and cultural programmes, highlighting good practice approaches in mental health and wellbeing and encouraging debate on how to most effectively commission, fund and evaluate social prescribing schemes.

Arts and Health Development Officer – deadline 22 July 2015

Blackpool Council is recruiting a part time maternity cover post to initiate, plan and manage the delivery of the Council’s Arts for Health Programme.

The programme is targeted at people with mild to moderate mental health problems, and aims to improve wellbeing, by offering high quality creative workshops that are stimulating and supportive. The effective management and supervision of freelance sessional artists is crucial to the smooth running of the programme and the participant`s experience of Arts for Health.

IMPACT: Generate and Demonstrate – 16 July 2015

Cartwheel Arts is organising a Manchester conference exploring different ways of demonstrating the impact of creativity on mental wellbeing.

The day includes talks, workshops and Q&As with:

Ian Mello - Director of Commissioning and Provider Management, NHS Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale Clinical Commissioning Group

Alan Higgins - Director of Public Health Oldham

Nick Dixon - Commissioning Manager, Stockport MBC, Mental Health and Substance Misuse Services

Cartwheel Arts - Participatory Arts Charity, delivering Arts for a Reason


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