International Writing Award – deadline 25 July 2014

The Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival International Writing Competition 2014, led by Bipolar Scotland is seeking entries. Five categories are available: Poetry; Short Story; Diary/Blog; Newspaper Article; and Letter. The theme for the Festival and also the competition is “Power” and this can be interpreted in any way. The competition launched on Wednesday 19th March 2014 and will close on Friday 25th July 2014.

Keeping it Live ‘– Development of a new Cultural Economy for Glasgow Hospitals - deadline 7 October 2013

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Arts and Health Improvement working with partners Glasgow Life/Glasgow Arts and Ginkgo is seeking to contract a team of expert consultants to assist with the exploration and development of new thinking which will underpin and sustain visual and performing arts ‘Live Arts’ activity and events across Glasgow Hospitals.

Scottish Government report into culture and health

A detailed study carried out by Scottish Government analysts has charted a direct correlation between participation in culture and improved health. Based on the annual Scottish Household Survey, ‘Healthy Attendance? The Impact of Cultural Engagement and Sports Participation on Health and Satisfaction with Life’, is an in-depth study of the whole population. Published in August , it found that those who participate in culture or attend cultural places or events are more likely to report good health and life satisfaction that those who do not.

Carnegie UK Trust report calls on Scottish Government to legislate on wellbeing

Carnegie UK Trust, has launched a new report ‘Shifting the Dial in Scotland’ which looks at how wellbeing is measured in Scotland. This latest work looks at what needs to be done to embed wellbeing into Scottish government policies. Its key recommendation calls on the Scottish Government to legislate to embed the National Performance Framework to ensure that wellbeing is at the heart of all government policy.

Performing Medicine Open Programme, Clod Ensemble – July and August 2013

Clod Ensemble’s summer open programme events in London and Edinburgh include the opportunity to draw anatomy in the Hunterian Museum and after hours access to the Leonardo exhibition at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Anatomical Art
Led by artist Sarah Simblet and anatomist Susan Standring, this workshop will investigate the intricate structure of the human skeleton through drawing. Including practical instruction in techniques and an opportunity to be inspired by the Hunterian Museum’s vast anatomical collection. Suitable for beginners.

North Ayrshire Community Hospital Arts Co-ordinator – deadline 17 May 2013

Fixed fee commission of £30k to deliver an Art Procurement Framework, to project completion in Spring 2016.

NHS Ayrshire and Arran are redeveloping the Ayrshire Central Hospital site in Irvine, North Ayrshire. A significant component of this redevelopment is a circa £47m new build project, re-providing 206 beds across a range of clinical specialism’s, including adult mental health; care of the elderly; and a range of clinical support services.

New Edinburgh art space to help adults with long-term health issues

Space Artworks is a new art and design gallery, set up as a social enterprise to promote artwork from adults with long-term health issues.

Weir Charitable Trust

EuroMillions winners Chris and Colin Weir have launched The Weir Charitable Trust, endowed with an initial £5 million.

The aim of the Weir Charitable Trust is to support individuals, groups and charities, new or established, who are based in, and provide services in, Scotland. Proposals should fall within the following five main areas:
   Recreational Facilities
   Animal Welfare

Deadlines: 31 May, 30 August & 15 November 2013

The Lumen, Call for Submissions – deadline 15 April 2013

The Lumen is an Edinburgh-based magazine which seeks to provide a forum for new writing on medicine. It aims to explore the texture, depth and diversity of the personal experience of medicine, from the realities of health, illness and suffering to the intricate daily challenges facing healthcare professionals.

The magazine invites submissions of new prose, poetry, essays and reviews from healthcare professionals, patients, students of all healthcare professions, and writers of all disciplines and backgrounds. Submissions of visual art are also welcomed.

Talking Science grants scheme, Scotland

Talking Science is a new grants programme aimed at supporting public activities and events that get people talking about science, technology, and engineering and how they impact on our everyday lives.

Funding will be awarded to projects that take science activities to a public audience in rural or remote parts of Scotland, or disadvantaged areas in our towns and cities.


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