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What makes working in the arts and mental health sustainable?

How can people and organisations survive and thrive in mental health and the arts? The Culture Health & Wellbeing Alliance, funded by the Baring Foundation, are running a six-month project to understand more about work with creativity and mental health. They are searching for participants who can answer yes to the following questions:

GSK Impact Awards – deadline 20 September 2021

The annual GSK IMPACT Awards, return to recognise and reward charities that are doing excellent work to improve people’s health and wellbeing. Up to 20 awards will be made, ranging from £4,000 to £50,000, and the winning organisations will have access to excellent leadership training and development opportunities.
 
The awards have been running since 1997, funded by GSK and managed in partnership with The King’s Fund. The deadline for applications is Monday 20 September 2021. 
 

AHSW seeks Chair of the Board of Trustees – deadline 25 June 2021

Arts & Health South West (AHSW) is looking for an inspiring and dynamic new Chair to join its strong board of committed and proactive trustees and small and efficient team of staff. The current Chair, Sue Isherwood, is having to stand down after 10 years.

The new post holder will take AHSW into the next stage of its development and should be passionate about the field of arts and health and committed to advocating for the benefit of the arts for health and wellbeing.

Creativity Works seeks a new director – deadline 4 January 2021

Somerset-based arts and health charity Creativity Works is currently seeking a new Director to lead them to reach their vision of expanding their reach and delivering outstanding socially engaged arts projects as they enter their 40th year. The successful candidate will act as the Chief Executive of the organisation and be responsible for its financial and operational success.

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Project manager, Create Health – deadline 2 December 2020

Gloucestershire‘s Creative Health team are looking for a project manager who can support them as they grow and embed creative health activities across the county. The successful candidate will help them challenge habitual thinking and broker unexpected collaborations across arts, culture and health disciplines. 

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Creative producer, Bristol Beacon – deadline 1 December 2020

Bristol Beacon (formerly Colston Hall) are recruiting a creative producer for a 12-month fixed-term contract, to provide maternity cover for the existing post-holder. The successful candidate will work within the Creative Learning and Engagement team and lead in the development of Bristol Beacon’s work in Arts and Health, including Social Prescribing. This is an important part of the new Community Engagement programme, funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

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Call for project manager for commemorative artwork commission, North Bristol NHS Trust and Fresh Arts – deadline 12 October 2020

Opportunity for an experienced project manager to oversee a design competition to commission an artist(s) to deliver a commemorative artwork for North Bristol NHS Trust.

Deadline of 12th October for interviews on 19th October 2020.

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Freelance Programme Assistant vacancy – deadline 17 July 2020

Artlift are seeking a highly organised, IT literate and social media savvy freelance Programme Assistant to join the small, Gloucestershire-based charity, nationally recognised for its delivery and evaluation of Arts on Prescription services. The role comprises assisting in set up, promotion and delivery of Artlift’s programmes, managing referrals, data processing and organisational administration.

Further information and application details can be found here

Social Prescribing Meeting for Dementia, Holburne Museum – 27 February

Arts 4 Dementia is holding a social prescribing forum to advance social prescribing to arts as diagnostic practice for dementia, with signposting to arts prescriptions. The event aims to bring together GPs, clinical psychologists, link workers, memory service workers, Age UK and Alzheimer’s Society representatives, and those who work in culture, health and wellbeing and healthy ageing.

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Move Dance Feel Course, Penny Brohn UK – 20-22 March 2020

Initiated in 2016, Move Dance Feel is a creative project for women affected by cancer, including those caring for someone with cancer. It aims to provide an enjoyable experience, which encourages you to dance both individually and with others – offering an alternative means of group support. The courses combine dynamic and creative movement activities with playful opportunities for interaction. There is a focus on the physicality of dance, artistic exploration and creative collaboration, as well as relaxation, quiet reflection and discussion.

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