Tamalpa Experience Workshops – 26 and 27 March 2016

This two day workshop will give participants the opportunity to gain an experiential understanding of the Tamalpa Life /Art Process®, an expressive arts practice combining dance, visual art and creative writing to access the innate wisdom of the body and the transformative power of the imagination.

Folkestone, Kent

March 2016

If your body could speak, what would it say?

Arts and Wellbeing tender – deadline 15 January 2016

NHS Glasgow and Clyde has issued a tender for the delivery of an Arts and Wellbeing service model for people who currently access mental health services.

The tender is for the provision of a range of meaningful day activity and employability opportunities in the Glasgow

Creative activity workbook for people with dementia

Aberdeenshire Council Arts Development in partnership with Alzheimer Scotland has published a hands on guide to activities for carers and people with early to middle stage dementia written in a recipe format, with an activity for every week of the year.

Activities include gardening, arts and crafts, writing, trips and games, and music and song. The overall aim is to improve wellbeing and self-esteem, help with cognition and rural isolation, and simply have fun together.

Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival – 10-31 October (launch 9 Sept)

A network of volunteers, artists and activists have worked tirelessly to pull together a compelling programme of events which promise to entertain, inspire and challenge in equal measure. Join us for an afternoon of music, film and literature to give you taste of what’s in store. The Festival will run from the 10th - 31st October this year with 'Passion' as the theme. 

Art/design commission for new mental health unit, Scotland – deadline 7 September

A design opportunity for a significant project at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children (RHSC) and Department of Neurosciences (DCN) in Edinburgh is available.  This design brief is for the research and development of concept and scheme designs for enhancing the interior design of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service department (CAMHS) to create a child and young person centred safe and therapeutic environment.

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Arts Project Manager – deadline 25 May 2015

Edinburgh & Lothians Health Foundation is seeking a project manager to develop and deliver art and greenspace design provision for the redevelopment of the Royal Edinburgh Hospital.

Primary tasks include:

• Input into the design process for any capital elements with an arts purpose.

• Deliver prioritised arts and greenspace design projects for Phase One, outlining budgets, timelines and briefs.

• Identify/ recruit, appoint and manage artists and designers to develop and deliver selected projects.

Lateral Thinking, the value of collaboration between the arts, health and environment – 9 April 2015

This conference will show work commissioned by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and explore opportunities to develop creative-led social and environmental initiatives within the healthcare setting.

Approaches to the design and delivery of therapeutic environments increasingly integrates cultural practices within health, and the conference aims to ask what’s next?


Developing the Evidence – 14 March 2015

Nordoff Robbins is running two one-day courses in monitoring and evaluation methods for arts therapies and arts in health practitioners.

The first of these is at Mayfield Salisbury Parish Church, Edinburgh EH9 1TQ on Saturday 14 March 2015 and the second on Saturday 13th June, Bournemouth Library, Bournemouth BH2 5RQ

Graphics and design commission – deadline 30 January 2015

NHS Ayrshire and Arran is seeking an artist/designer or illustrator to develop three bespoke graphic design interventions for a new hospital.

The outputs will need to mesh with the wayfinding and interior strategy of the new hospital. It is expected the selected artist/designer will work closely with the existing design team, building contractor, and their suppliers, as appropriate.

Project One: Reception Desk frontage 

Developing the Evidence – 10 October 2014

Nordoff Robbins is running a hands-on workshop for evaluating Arts Therapies and Arts & Health practices.

This intensive workshop is designed for arts therapists and arts and health professionals and students who need to develop practical skills in how to monitor and evaluate their services. Led by the authors of A Guide to Evaluation for Arts Therapists and Arts & Health Practitioners, this workshop provides a step-by-step approach to service evaluation including the following main phases:


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