Freelance Arts and Health Project Manager required, Rotherham MBC – deadline 6 January

ARTiculate is a 2 year multi-artform project with Mental Health Service Users in Swallownest Court Adult Inpatient Unit, and Woodlands Older People Mental Health Unit, both part of the Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH). The project is led by Rotherham MBC Community Arts Service (Arts and Health Officer), in partnership with RDaSH.

The project is an action research project; as well as being designed to improve the health and wellbeing of participants through participation in arts workshops, evaluation plays a key role.

Yorkshire Film Archive Memory Bank

Memory Bank is a new resource for use in reminiscence therapy and life story work. It uses archive film spanning six decades, which has been selected and edited along familiar themes, to help connect the past to the present and bring memories back to life.

Admin & Finance Worker / AiM inSide Worker, AiM (Artists in Mind), Yorkshire – deadline 14 October

AiM is an arts charity supporting individuals with acute and enduring mental ill health in the community and in secure locations (hospitals, forensic units, prisons).

The organisation currently has two vacancies:

1) Admin & Finance Worker
This temporary post is required to cover a six-month leave of absence. The job holder will be responsible for maintaining and developing administrative, information, monitoring and financial systems in order to ensure AiM’s effective, efficient and accurate operations.

Love Arts Festival, Leeds – 2-29 October

Love Arts Festival, organised by Arts and Minds and Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, will explore the connections between the arts mental health and wellbeing through a month of events.

w: www.loveartsleeds.co.uk

Launch of Sheffield Arts & Wellbeing Network – 2 November

A new Sheffield Arts & Wellbeing Network is being launched with a conference event including keynote speeches from Dan Jarvis MBE, Shadow Minister for Arts & Culture, Alex Coulter, Chair of the National Alliance for Arts & Wellbeing. Open to anyone with an interest in the connections between arts and wellbeing, the network will celebrate and help publicise existing arts and wellbeing initiatives, bring people together to share ideas & resources, and develop new projects.

Artists Action Research Bursary, Yorkshire Artspace – deadline 1 October

Yorkshire Artspace is currently seeking applications from early career stage artists/practitioners who are interested in developing ideas/work in a social context.

The Yorkshire Artspace action research bursary is part of its Starter Studio Programmes and provides time, space and money to research, actively test ideas and explore approaches to socially engaged practice in a 'real-life' setting.

For full details and how to apply visit w: http://artspace.org.uk

Negotiating the Arts Landscape – Arts Development UK annual national conference, York – 18&19 October

This year the AD:uk conference takes place at The York Barbican, and is hosted by the City of York Council.

The conference will explore issues including:

  •   changing arts development to fit the future
  •   real Localism and how to achieve it
  •   useful maps for navigating the political and economic landscape
  •   new commissioning and delivery opportunities

The event will offer a mix of keynote presentations, breakouts, study tours, skills and knowledge exchanges and discussion groups.

Artists wanted, Acute Mental Health Inpatient Unit, Rotherham, Rotherham MBC & RdaSH – deadline 9 July

2 artists (1 to be visual) are sought to become 'artists-in-residence' at the unit for 1 day a week over an 18-week spell. This day will include group sessions and could also include 1:1 or 2:1 sessions, depending on the client group that day. The project is an Action Research project; it is crucial that the artists work closely with unit and project staff to help enable this evaluation.

Reflections Art in Health, Art&Spice, Sheffield – 20 April

Exhibition and auction featuring the work of local artists.

Click here for more information

“You’re Not Alone” The Children’s Hospital Sheffield – until June

Andy BrownBehind the scenes photographs of The Children’s Hospital, Sheffield, are helping to reassure anxious families.  Three local photographers were given unlimited access to the hospital last autumn and the result is ‘You’re Not Alone’; the first exhibition to be displayed on the hospital’s ‘Long Gallery’.


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