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.

Arts and Criminal Justice in Communities, Creative Scotland – deadline 21 January 2013

Creative Scotland, in partnership with The Big Lottery Fund, is seeking proposals which will improve partnerships between arts organisations and communities affected by crime. Proposals should increase access to purposeful activity for those within communities affected by crime and embed creative practice within existing community provision.

John Bellany: A Passion for Life, Scottish National Gallery - until 27 January

To celebrate the artist’s 70th birthday year, works from a career spanning over fifty years have been brought together in this retrospective exhibition.

Tamalpa, Level 1 Personal Embodiment training, Scotland – early bird deadline 15 December

Following its launch last year in Folkestone's Creative Quarter, Tamalpa UK will be temporarily moving the Level 1 weekend training programme to the State Theta Galleries, near Edinburgh. It is hoped that when a suitable venue is secured in either Folkestone's Creative Quarter or Kent the programme will return to the South for 2014.

Level 1 Personal Embodiment training starts 4 April 2013

To secure an early bird discount of £500 for the Level 1 Training, applications must be received by 15 December.

Health Scare: The Musical, Scotland – until 15 November

Universal Comedy is a Scottish Charity which offers workshops courses and events, using comedy for people with long term ill health and mental health challenges.

Health Scare – The Musical, is a free comedy musical performance touring 14 NHS Hospitals across central Scotland. The free 1 hour show is aimed at people with long term ill/mental health health, staff & patients/groups.

Therapeutic applications of gardening – 31 October

Arts organisation Trellis is hosting an event to investigate the promotion of wellbeing through gardening. The afternoon of discussion, showcase presentations and stalls, will include presentations from: Jane Kelly - Environmental Artist, NHS Centre for Integrative Care/Glasgow Homoeopathic Hospital, John McNaught - Newton Stewart Hospital, Dumfriesshire, and Mary Stewart - Former OT, Therapy Garden, St. Vincent’s Hospital, Kingussie. The event takes place from 1-4pm in Room 48, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh EH21 6UU. It is free but booking is essential.

Scottish Government’s match funding scheme extended

Arts in health organizations in Scotland have been among the beneficiaries of the extension of a match funding scheme. The Art in Hospital project was one of the beneficiaries of the scheme which saw the government provide £300,000 for arts organisations as long as they could attract a similar amount from businesses.


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