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Evaluation Masterclass – 20 September 2014

Liverpool-based Collective Encounters is running a series of masterclasses designed to develop the skills of artists interested in collaborative practice and/or working in the participatory arts sector.

The next masterclass in the programme is tackling the art of evaluation and will take place on Saturday 20th September 2014, 10am – 5pm. The masterclass costs £85 full price/£65 for students or those without a wage.

Creative Conversations in Arts and Wellbeing, Manchester – 13 August 2014

Is an event for artists and practitioners delivering arts and wellbeing projects, in the form of an informal supper club which will allows room for sharing practice whilst discussing ideas & inspirations. The first event will be hosted in Manchester city centre by 42nd Street; an organisation delivering services to young people under stress including counselling, therapy and group work including an arts and culture programme.

Illustrator commission – deadline 8 August 2014

LIME is looking for an experienced illustrator to work with adult Cystic Fibrosis (CF) patients at the Manchester Adult Cystic Fibrosis Centre (MACFC) based in Wythenshawe, Manchester.

The project will run over a six month period starting August/Sept 2014 and the artist will be required to work on site at the hospital two afternoons per week. The total Artist fee is £6,750 inc travel expenses.


Artist commissions – The Walton Centre – deadline 30 May 2014

As part of the major development of a new 3 storey building at The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust, arts in health organisation Lime is seeking to commission visual artists for three separate projects. The commissions include a kinetic atrium piece, glass artwork and digital prints and infographic wall artworks. All the commissions would require the artists to work in consultation with participants and partners within the overall scheme.

Arts and dementia masterclass – 1 March 2014

Liverpool based Collective Encounters is running a series of masterclases designed to develop the skills of artists interested in collaborative practice. The first is a day-long training session introducing experienced artists to working with people with dementia. It will be run on 1st March 2014, 10am – 5pm in Liverpool. Each session costs £85/£65 for students or those without a wage. Further masterclasses include ones on the ethics of participatory arts and on evaluation.

Artist for Wythenshawe Hospital Maternity Department – deadline 7 February 2014

A Manchester health consortium is seeking an artist to work with the community on a project to develop a stop smoking campaign. Working with a small group of pregnant women, and perhaps their partners and members of maternity staff and the project group, the artist will create a permanent artwork to be situated outside the maternity department at UHSM, and a photographic record of development and production of the artwork for display inside the maternity department. The work will take place over February - April 2014

Project Manager – deadline 30 January 2014

The Comedy Trust is looking for a Project Manager to run a new programme. This post is for a 10 month period and is a new post to oversee a specific community project in Merseyside.  Ideally the candidate will have their own transport and be flexible with their hours.The Comedy Trust is based in the Royal Court Theatre and has its own office space with shared facilities.  There is no disabled access to theatre offices at present.

Hours:  16 hours per week

Duration: 10 months

Start2 Live Life More Creatively

Start in Manchester has launched an online tool to demonstrate the ways creativity and the arts can support mental wellbeing. The Start2 resource demonstrates new ways to approach wellbeing, through learning to harness people’s natural creativity.

Coming of Age – 5 November 2013

The Baring Foundation is hosting a one day conference focusing on the issues involved in delivering arts activity with and for older people. ‘Coming of Age: creating effective partnerships and collaborations’ is organised around key themes including developing effective partnerships; evidencing impact; and issues in commissioning arts activity. The event is free and tickets are issued on a first come first served basis.



Arts for Health and Special Collections at Manchester Metropolitan University have received an award from the Wellcome Trust to commission an archivist and a conservator to assess the extent and condition of archives relating to arts and health, and to make recommendations as to how best to pres


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