Arts Play Health Conference – 9-10 September 2020

Despite evidence that shows the arts and play have close connections in how they contribute to and achieve health outcomes for children and adults, there has been a dearth of action to encourage knowledge-exchange between these fields or to understand how the processes across these interventions may be similar. This conference aims to address this gap, encouraging shared learning and asking critical questions that will support us to move forward in arts and play with new-found insight.

Community Choir Facilitator needed at St Columba’s Hospice – deadline 17 February 2020

Working with other arts and music practitioners, including volunteers and students, and as part of a wider multidisciplinary team, the successful candidate will contribute to the development of the Arts service at St Columba’s Hospice in Edinburgh on a part-time basis (3.5 hours per week). Working with terminally ill adults, with their relatives and loved ones as well as with the local community, you will be a qualified and experienced music/voice practitioner, and will have knowledge of the role of music and singing in relation to illness, loss and bereavement.

Tamalpa Experience with Audicia Lynne Morley – 7-8 March 2020

This 2-day intensive workshop, held at the State Theta Galleries in Scotland, is designed to give participants an experiential understanding of Tamalpa's work in movement-based expressive arts. Recommended for those interested in movement, dance and wellbeing, as well as an introduction to both the Tamalpa Life Art Process and its larger training programmes. No previous dance or art experience is needed.

Further information can be found here.

What role does art & culture play in addressing loneliness and social isolation? – 31 March 2020

Arts Culture Health and Wellbeing Scotland (formerly Arts Health Scotland) are hosting a one-day event exploring the role that arts and culture can play in tackling social isolation and loneliness. Including a series of spoken presentations, workshops and discussions led by those at the forefront of the field, this free event will explore the health and social issues concerning loneliness and isolation and set the stage for a collective, creative response through arts and culture.

Facing the Future

To kick-start the autumn, LAHF has commissioned a series of blogs about the future of arts and health which we will be publishing daily over the next 2 weeks. The blogs, from leading practitioners working across the spectrum of creativity and wellbeing ask where this work is heading and what challenges and opportunities might open up in the year ahead. The blog series will begin on Monday 10th September and a new blog will be published each weekday until 21st September.

Health in Scottish Culture Plan

A draft cultural strategy produced by the Scottish Government places a strong emphasis on health as a key outcome for investment in culture.

The strategy - which is open for consultation until September 2018 cites the impact culture can have on those experiencing the greatest health inequalities.

Hospital Galleries and Exhibitions – deadline 29 January 2018

Edinburgh and Lothians Health Foundation is looking for an individual or a small consortia/organisation to develop and deliver all aspects of NHS Lothian’s exhibitions programme across its four main hospital sites under an initial three year contract to run from 2018 - 2021. 

The Hospital Galleries Manager will programme, produce, curate, hire or commission as well as hang and install arts or arts-related exhibitions across four hospital sites; Edinburgh’s Royal Infirmary, Western General and Royal Edinburgh hospitals and St John’s Hospital in West Lothian.

Research Internship – deadline 12 August 2017

Nordoff Robbins Scotland is offering a research internship vacancy. Postgraduate students, recent graduates as well as early career researchers with an interest in music therapy are welcome to apply.

This voluntary role will provide an excellent opportunity for hands-on research-related work such as collecting and analysing information, working with reference databases, and undertaking literature reviews.

Interim Director, Voluntary Arts Scotland – deadline 16 June 2017

Voluntary Arts Scotland is recruiting for an Interim Director (Sabbatical Cover) for a nine-month contract based in Edinburgh.

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Call for contributions, international community and participatory dance conference – deadline 10 May 2017

People Dancing is calling for contributions to its second international conference for community and participatory dance, in a variety of formats across presentation, practical and performance areas.

The Glasgow 2017 Conference will focus on three themes:

  • Cultural identity and sense of place
  • Dance and older people
  • Dance for Parkinson’s

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