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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The Dust of Everyday Life, Glasgow – 20 April 2017

Now in its third year, The Dust of Everyday Life is a one-day symposium on the arts, mental health, stigma and social justice programmed by the Mental Health Foundation and See Me.

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Research assistant, Nordoff Robbins Scotland – deadline 7 May 2017

Nordoff Robbins Scotland is seeking a research assistant to support a service evaluation project conducted in collaboration with its sister charity, Nordoff Robbins England and Wales.

Salary (WTE): £17,000

Contracted hours: 1 day per week (0.2WTE) (Mondays or Fridays)

Responsible to: Head of Research

Location: Nordoff Robbins Scotland, 4 Logie Mill (Ground floor – Unit 3), Beaverbank Business Park, Edinburgh EH7 4HG

Estimated start/end dates: 29 May 2017 - 16 October 2017

Recommendations for visual arts programmes for older people

A report by Glaswegian artist Sharon Goodlet, based on findings from research trips to Australia and the USA. Sharon’s travels were enabled by a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Travelling Fellowship Award.

A graduate of Glasgow School of Art, Sharon has a Fine Art background with over 17 years’ experience of delivering visual art programmes for older people in hospitals, care homes and in community settings.

Creative arts for care homes championed by Scottish Care Inspectorate

Scotland’s social care scrutiny and improvement body is campaigning to support access to the creative arts for people living in care homes, distributing a new pack created through a partnership between the Care Inspectorate, Creative Scotland and Luminate, Scotland’s creative ageing festival.

The pack includes educational tools, a DVD and hints and tips on working with professional artists, and aims to motivate and enable care staff to support those they care for to participate in the creative arts, either in a care home, or in their local community.

The Sick of the Fringe, Edinburgh – August 2016

The Wellcome-funded initiative returns to Edinburgh’s Fringe with a programme highlighting a diverse range of biomedical themes and topics inspiring Fringe artists.

TSOTF has been conceived by artist, performer and Wellcome Trust Engagement Fellow Brian Lobel, whose work on the body and illness has shown at the Edinburgh Science Festival, Edinburgh Festival and Forest Fringe. The programme has been commissioned by the Trust as a way of highlighting the diverse range of biomedical themes and topics inspiring Fringe artists every year.

Dramatherapist: Children and Young People’s Service, Dundee Rep Theatre – deadline 13 May 2016

Dundee Rep Creative Learning Team is looking for a Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Dramatherapist with specific experience of working with children and young people, experiencing moderate to severe mental health issues.

British Association for Music Therapy conference – 8-10 April 2016

From the BAMT website:

The healthcare landscape in the UK, and beyond, has been in flux for some time. Like many arts-based, health-related professions, it is time for music therapists to reconsider our voice, our value, and our public profile.

Tamalpa training workshops, Scotland & Kent - March 2016

Tamalpa Experience Workshops: Embodied Creativity & Healing

East Lothian, Scotland & Folkestone, Kent - March 2016

2-day intensive workshops designed to give participants an experiential understanding of the Tamalpa process: expressive arts practice which combines dance / movement, visual art and creative writing.

The workshops and trainings are hosted by Tamalpa UK, affiliated with the Tamalpa Institute (TI) California.

Cost: £160 conc. £120

East Lothian, Scotland

Best practice guide for artists working in prison

A new guide for artists working in prisons has resulted from a three-year, evaluated programme of arts interventions in the Scottish criminal justice system.


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