West Midlands

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.

Practitioners Needed for Dudley Kick Ash Arts Programme – deadline 6 August

Dudley Kick Ash is an arts programme encouraging young people to spread the smokefree message. Groups of young people (aged 11-19) have successfully bid for funding to run their own small-scale arts project which will deliver their message through their chosen art form.

Projects run throughout September and October, day-time and evenings, and some of the groups are looking for artists to run sessions in various art forms with them.

Get Talking: Wellbeing, Staffordshire – deadline 27 July

An Action Learning Event in Staffordshire, offering practitioners who are working with communities to explore health and wellbeing issues an opportunity to develop their practice by participating in an Action Learning Programme. This will take the form of a series of 3 facilitated workshops facilitated by Kate Gant and Penny Vincent. Bursaries for this event are available.

Arts & Older People Officer, Courtyard Centre for the Arts, Herefordshire - deadline 5 July

Working as part of the Education and Outreach team, the successful candidate will co-ordinate and manage arts activities for older people in Herefordshire, with particular reference to the Market Towns and their immediate environs. There are two principal aims of this project; to provide stimulating and accessible arts projects for older people and provide arts training opportunities for people working with older people.

Connected Compassionate Communities: An Action Research Project, West Midlands - deadline 13 July

Marian and Shaun Naidoo have been commissioned by the combined commissioning group to undertake Connected Compassionate Communities in Birmingham and Solihull. The overarching aim of this action research project is to improve the lives of frail older people and the people who care for them. This project is also part of the implementation of a new integrated care pathway for frail older people including those living with Dementia.

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