West Midlands

This Way Up - deadline 19 October 2016

Creative Health CIC would like to appoint six artists to take part in the This Way Up participatory arts professional development programme in the West Midlands.

This 12-month project is aimed at practicing artists who want to develop their participatory visual arts practice with refugees, asylum seekers and migrants, and with older people with dementia. In addition, the project provides opportunities to develop outreach and public engagement work.

Programme development officer, Stafford – deadline 23 July 2016

Make Some Noise is widely known for its work with children, young people and families, and regularly contributes to strategic development on a local and regional scale. Predominantly working with organisations across Staffordshire & Stoke on Trent, MSN is interested in challenging perceptions and offering new ways to move people beyond disadvantage through music.

Staging Recovery, Birmingham - 22 July 2016

Staging Recovery consists of people from a variety of different recovery agencies across the city and at various stages in their recovery journey. Funded by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Geese Theatre Company and the ensemble have been working together since early May 2016, exploring stories and experiences through creative writing, theatre, film and movement and they will use all of their new skills to produce and perform their own piece at The REP, Birmingham on Friday 22 July, for an invited audience.  

Circle Dance in Dementia, London & Wolverhampton - 15 April, 11 May

Discover the potential of Circle Dancing when working with people with memory loss. Learn and practice the skills to provide an activity with therapeutic benefits for people with dementia.

Friday 15 April, Wolverhampton; Wednesday 11 May, London

For full course information, price and details on how to book please click here: Circle Dance in Dementia

Reading for Wellbeing: Bibliotherapy for dementia, West Midlands - 11 March

An opportunity to learn principles of best practice in providing bibliotherapy sessions. 

Friday 11th March, Cradley Heath, West Midlands

For full course information, price and details on how to book please click here: Reading for Wellbeing


Is that all there is? Conference and festival, Birmingham - 9–10 March

A two-day conference and festival highlighting artistic, cultural and creative work with young people with learning disabilities.

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Creative commissioning for better outcomes, seminars nationwide - 16 March–17 May

A series of events in partnership with Public Health England, Local Government Association, Royal Society for Public Health, Arts Council England.

Seminars in Manchester, Torquay and Birmingham share learning from the Cultural Commissioning Locality Projects. These have brought together managers and commissioners in health, public health and local authorities with arts and cultural organisations to test and develop creative approaches to achieve better outcomes.

Get Creative Networking – 12 February 2016

What Next? And the BBC is organising a series of events to help organisations find out more about the Get Creative campaign and Get Creative Day.

Access Workers – deadline 13 December 2015

Extant, a professional performing arts company of visually impaired artists, is seeking to extend its pool of access workers available to the company for regular casual work and to support several new projects taking place in the London, Birmingham and Manchester areas.

Duties will be access for blind and partially sighted artists and participants. This could include:

Seeing is believing – 22 October 2015

A day-long training session designed to offer understanding of changes in visual perception for people with dementia.

The session is offered by Dementia Pathfinders and will be repeated in January in Wolverhampton.



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