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.

Preview showing of Superjohn in London – 28 July

Prior to performances in Edinburgh. Seen through the eyes of two children, John, a child with leukemia, and his sister Star, Superjohn mixes fantasy and reality to explore how a child uses imagination in overcoming adversity.

As a part of this project, Firehouse Creative Productions attended clinics at the Whittington Hospital and ran creative storygathering workshops with people with experience of childhood cancer.

Koestler Trust – Freelance arts project co-ordinator, Glasgow – deadline 30 July

The Koestler Trust is looking for a freelance co-ordinator to organise and facilitate a high-profile arts project with young people in Glasgow.

The project is to enable a group of young care leavers to curate The Koestler Trust’s 2012 exhibition for Scotland in partnership with Tramway and Glasgow’s Leaving Care Services projects, Launchpad and Arts in the City. The exhibition will showcase artwork produced by prisoners, secure patients and detainees.

Scottish Mental Health Film Festival Call for Entries – deadline 30 June

The 2012 Scottish Mental Health Film Festival is currently inviting submissions for its 2012 awards. This annual open film submission gives film-makers the opportunity to share their work and ideas with audiences across Scotland and internationally.

Dignified Spaces Commission, Ginkgo Projects, Glasgow – deadline 30 December

Patient dignity is a central theme of the New South Glasgow Hospitals.

The selected artist, designer or team undertaking this project will develop a vital element of the Working Well, People and Spaces Therapeutic Design and Art Strategy for the New South Glasgow Hospitals.

Focused on approximately 70 rooms across the Hospitals, variously called quiet, relatives and family rooms, this project aims to create dignified spaces for waiting and the important conversations between staff, patients, and families/carers.


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