North West

Inclusive Film and Theatre Officer – 7 July 2015

The Dukes in Lancaster is recruiting someone to run its A Life More Ordinary film and arts programme for people living with dementia. 

The Dukes is Lancashire’s major producing theatre, independent cinema and creative learning centre. The preferred candidate will lead on the development and delivery of A Life More Ordinary in Lancaster and at other venues.

Salary scale: £20,000-£23,000 depending on experience. Closing date for completed applications: 5pm 7th July. Interviews: 16th July

Arts and health research consultancy – deadline 18 May 2015

Blackpool Council’s Cultural Services in collaboration with Blackpool Public Health is looking to appoint consultants with experience and knowledge in the field of arts and health.

The commissioned work will help the commissioner:

Graduate Teaching Assistant – deadline 17 April 2015

Edge Hill University is recruiting a post-graduate teaching assistant to explore arts for health and wellbeing in older people in the community.

The part time teaching role and PhD place will develop the arts for health and wellbeing in older people in the community programme and build on partnerships with the Whitworth Gallery and Manchester Museum.

Part of a programme of recruitment this role is Research proposal 10 via the below link.

Critical dietetics – 14 August 2015

An international conference seeking to advance health equality by bringing together creative and bio-medical perspectives to explore issues of food and nutrition is coming to Manchester this summer.

The conference – now in its 5th year will explore food justice and nutritional wellbeing using experiential knowledge, knowledge from critical biomedical and social science perspectives, and creativity and arts-inspired knowledge. The organisers have issued a call for abstracts poster presentations.

Madlove: A Designer Asylum – until 17 May 2015

Liverpool’s FACT is hosting a series of events as part of the Madlove exhibition – designed to showcase ideas for how secure mental health environments could be improved.

The exhibition is part of an ongoing  project Madlove by artist the vacuum cleaner based on his personal experience of mental health hospitals, and his desire to find a positive space to experience mental distress.

Creative Conversations arts commissions – deadline 16 February 2015

NHS Halton Clinical Commissioning Group is developing a series of small creative commissions to engage local communities in the borough of Halton (in North West England) with arts and health.

Dementia awareness training – 6 February 2015 and 17 March 2015

Two day-long dementia awareness training sessions are available for arts facilitators.

Each day costs £85. The aim is to give arts facilitators greater understanding, increased skills and confidence in communicating and working creatively with people experiencing the early stages of dementia and their carers. Suitable for: Arts facilitators, workshop leaders, animateurs, volunteers and postgraduate arts students.

Friday 6 February 2015, 10am–4.30pm
Venue: The Wallace Collection, Hertford House, Manchester Square, London W1U 3BN

Manchester musicians – 10 October 2014

Lime Music for Health is seeking three new apprentices for their Youth Music funded Medical Notes project at Royal Manchester Children's Hospital.

Full details of this opportunity are available via the project blog w:

Where the heart is – 9 October 2014

Age Concern is mounting an exhibition at The Museum of Lancashire exploring issues around ageing and dementia.

Among the works in the exhibition will be four newly commissioned short films, a powerful and, at times, moving collection of photographs, hundreds of paintings on found photographs, biscuits, bread boards and cigarette cards, and a major installation of printed poems.

Madlove workshops – 7 October 2014

Madlove, a new project which aims to challenge orthodoxies of thinking about mental health environments, is planning a series of workshops to question what would make for spaces for people experiencing mental distress.

The workshops will take place across the country through the autumn and are open to people with experience of the mental health system and those with an interest in how mental health facilities could be better designed. Dates for workshops are:


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