West Midlands

'I care' and 'Simone', mac, Birmingham – 9 November

Two monologues on mental health presented by Newman University College.

'I care' and 'Simone' are two devised monologues with music about mental health illness. A woman with bi-polar disorder and her carer invite the audience to witness and reflect on their experience. Each performance will be followed by a short discussion with the audience. This is a Newman production developed within the Community & Applied Drama Laboratory (CAD/Lab).

Development and Support Officer, Celebrating Sanctuary, Birmingham – deadline 6 November

Celebrating Sanctuary Birmingham is a registered charity (no. 1099536) which works through the arts to raise awareness of the contributions that refugees make to the UK, and in particular to the city of Birmingham. CSB’s events celebrate the UK tradition of offering sanctuary to those fleeing persecution.

Professional Placement Opportunity, Digital Artist, West Bromwich – deadline 19 October

The placement will last for three months from January – March 2013 working for 16 hours a week over a Tuesday and Thursday at the Acute Mental Health Inpatient service at Hallam St Hospital, Sandwell.

The artist will be supported by the Occupational Therapy Team who will ensure high quality supervision, support and feedback in the development of facilitation and group skills required to work with this client group in the future.

General Manager, Meadow Arts, West Midlands – deadline 22 October

Meadow Arts is seeking a General Manager to work closely with the Director and team to support the delivery of Meadow Arts’ aims, and ensure the smooth and efficient management of Meadow Arts’ finances, office and programmes of work.

The role will bring opportunities to develop the organisation’s operational basis, contribute to the organisation’s strategic development, and, potentially, contribute to aspects of the artistic programming. 

Salary: c.£23,405 per annum pro rata 
Hours of work: 28 hours per week to be worked flexibly but ideally over 4 days 

Voices Through Corridors

Voices Through Corridors is a Heritage Lottery Funded project that explores the heritage of Walsall Manor Hospital from 1930 to the present day.

Arts All Over the Place 2012, submissions of artwork being taken 27 & 29 September

Arts All Over The Place is an annual service-user led exhibition and festival promoting mental wellbeing through the arts which aims to tackle the stigma surrounding mental health. The event takes place from 1 - 13 October 2012. Submissions or artwork will be taken on 27 & 28 September at The Custard Factory Lakeside Gallery, Digbeth, Birmingham.

West Midlands Arts and Health Awards 2012 – deadline 30 November

The West Midlands Arts and Health Awards 2012 are looking to celebrate and profile exceptional arts and health projects in the West Midlands. Nominations are now open and the closing date for nominations is 30 November 2012. For more information visit w: http://www.westmidlandsartshealthandwellbeing.org.uk/news/100/66/OPEN-FOR-NOMINATIONS-Arts-and-Health-Awards-2012.html

Conversation Clubs Artist Residency Opportunity – deadline 22 September

Creative Health CIC and Wolverhampton Arts and Heritage Service have secured funding for the project Conversation Clubs. Running in locations around Wolverhampton older people will have the opportunity to attend a regular group led by trained reminiscence staff and volunteers.

Arts, health and wellbeing at Artsfest, Birmingham – 8 September

Creative Health is running a Health and Wellbeing Festival as part of artsfest in Birmingham taking place on 8 & 9 September 2012.

The Health and Wellbeing Festival will now run on Saturday 8 September at the Council House (rooms 3 & 4) in Birmingham and will feature a range of performances, discussions and workshops plus information about a wide range of West Midlands based practitioners and organisations. The full brochure is available to download (and the Health and Wellbeing Festival is featured on page 18).

Development Officer, Geese Theatre Company, Birmingham – deadline 7 September

This is a key role to develop the organisation’s fundraising strategy, which supports its work with offenders. The role will support the delivery of an Arts Council Catalyst Award by developing and increasing income from Trusts and Foundations, individuals and businesses.

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