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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. 
 

Art Commission, Sheffield Children's Hospital – deadline 13 June 2021

Artfelt at Sheffield Children’s Hospital is looking for expressions of interest from individuals, studios, companies or collaborations for an exciting opportunity to transform the experience of h

Mental Health and Wellbeing Consultancy opening – deadline 9 June 2021

Ripon Museum Trust are looking for someone to work with them on a consultancy basis to help them capture and shape their work, building on their journey to date in line with their new mission and strategy. The successful consultancy must have significant experience in the cultural sector and an in-depth knowledge of the volunteering and health and wellbeing sector and the ability to communicate with and train others in this area. 

Find out more and see the full brief of the job

 

Creative Ageing Forum - Older people and arts, health and wellbeing – 17 June 2021

Following interest from its members, Leeds Arts Health and Wellbeing Network has launched a forum to explore Creative Ageing. Join this meeting to explore how Leeds is becoming an age-friendly city and hear examples of great practice happening in the region.

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Call for freelance artists, HOOT – deadline 9 March 2020

HOOT Creative Arts is looking for people interested in being included in its pool of freelance artists for engagement on various projects. Successful applicants will become part of a pool of artists who will be contacted as needed to deliver sessions. The nature of the project delivery means work cannot be guaranteed within a specific time period.

Further information can be found here.

 

Arts and Minds seeks arts development worker – deadline 13 January 2020

Arts and Minds are looking for an arts development worker who is committed to working within an arts and mental health environment across Leeds. Arts and Minds' mission is to champion the vital role of creativity in promoting inclusion, recovery and mental wellbeing, with the active involvement of their members and partners. This post will be key in helping Arts and Minds achieve that ambition. 
 

Spirit of 2012 Music Challenge Fund winners

The Music Challenge Fund supports initiatives that bring disabled and non-disabled people together as equals through music to forge new social connections and improve their wellbeing

Working Together: Collaboration Beyond the Academy in Research in Dementia and Culture, Huddersfield – 23 November 2018

This one-day symposium is devoted to research in the broad area of dementia, culture and narrative. In particular it focuses on cross-disciplinary and collaborative research.

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Facing the Future

To kick-start the autumn, LAHF has commissioned a series of blogs about the future of arts and health which we will be publishing daily over the next 2 weeks. The blogs, from leading practitioners working across the spectrum of creativity and wellbeing ask where this work is heading and what challenges and opportunities might open up in the year ahead. The blog series will begin on Monday 10th September and a new blog will be published each weekday until 21st September.

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