West Midlands

Circle Dance in Dementia – 8 October 2015

Wolverhampton based organisation Dementia Pathfinders is running a Circle Dance in Dementia open course.

http://dementiapathfinders.org/open-courses.html

Arts & Wellbeing development manager, Sense - deadline 6 September

Sense are looking for a reliable and motivated person to join their team in Birmingham as Arts and Wellbeing Development Manager, working 37.5 hours per week on a permanent basis.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone to manage Sense arts and wellbeing projects, including identifying and developing arts projects, coordinating the delivery, developing partnerships with external agencies, managing opportunities for artists and supporting funding opportunities.

Arts for Health Seminar, Stafford – 1 October 2015

Organised by Arts for Health within South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, this event will explore the role of the creative arts in supporting the health and well-being of our service users and will be an informative and inspiring event for those involved in delivering services for people within the mental health sector. Speakers include:

Participation Programme Manager – deadline 19 May 2015

Extant, a pioneering performing arts company of visually impaired artists is seeking someone to deliver a three-year audience development programme for visually impaired audiences, working initially in the Midlands.

This role is key to the delivery of the organisation’s three-year strategy to increase visually impaired engagement. This includes exporting its participation programme outside London for the first time, and creating hubs of excellence and visually impaired engagement around the arts venues its productions tour to.

Wolverhampton children’s arts in health commission – deadline 13 April 2015

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust is looking to commission an artist to engage with local children and young people to create appropriate child-friendly artwork for display in its Paediatric Emergency Department.

Awkward Bastards – 12 March 2015

A mix of academics, artists and activists representing diversity from across the UK and USA are coming together for a symposium to explore ideas around disability, diversity and its place in the cultural mainstream.

For more information click here.

Madlove workshops – 7 October 2014

Madlove, a new project which aims to challenge orthodoxies of thinking about mental health environments, is planning a series of workshops to question what would make for spaces for people experiencing mental distress.

The workshops will take place across the country through the autumn and are open to people with experience of the mental health system and those with an interest in how mental health facilities could be better designed. Dates for workshops are:

The Other Side of the Wall: Geese Theatre Company training event, Birmingham – 22-24 September 2014

Geese Theatre Company has been at the forefront of arts based practice with offenders for the past 26 years. The organisation is once again running a three-day course open to anyone who is interested in, or has experience of working with offenders and young people at risk of offending. The course is also recommended for students of Applied Theatre, Prison Theatre and associated studies. Participants will be invited to experience and practice a variety of drama-based methods for use in group work, with focus on exploring some of the basic principles behind Geese's work with offenders.

Warwickshire County Council Better Care Fund- Artist in Residence – deadline 22 August 2014

The Better Care Fund (BCF) was announced by the UK Government in the June 2013 Spending Review. Nationally it is a £3.8 billion pooled budget for health and social care services, shared between the NHS and Local Authorities, to deliver better outcomes and greater efficiencies through more integrated services for older and disabled people.

NCVO, Helping arts & cultural organisations use their creativity to win public service commissions – various dates September to November 2014

Training sessions in Plymouth and Leicester as part of the Cultural Commissioning Learning Programme. These phases are designed to help middle and senior managers in arts, museums, libraries to engage in public service commissioning.

Phase 1: A two day session designed to help you understand and prepare to engage in commissioning, and covers awareness-raising, knowledge and skills development.

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