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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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.


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