Public art

Submissions invited for two commissions, Limerick – deadline 21 June 2017

Submissions are invited for two new commissions of artwork as part of a percent-for-art scheme to enhance the care environment for all visitors and users of the new Emergency Department, and the new renal dialysis unit, both at University Hospital Limerick.

"We would like to promote a welcoming, calm, cheerful, caring, healing and embracing environment with elements that are recognisable and comforting and duly appropriate to the nature of the building and the locality."

Arts and culture organisations push parties ahead of General Election

A number of arts and culture organisations – including the Museums Association, One Dance UK, the Creative Industries Federation, and the Cultural Learning Alliance – have issued manifestos ahead of the general election. The Creative Industries Federation is also hosting a series of events at which leading figures from the Conservatives, Labour, Liberal Democrats and the Scottish National Party will speak about their party’s approach to the arts and creative industries and take part in a Q&A session.

Addenbroke's Arts call for expressions of interest from poets – deadline 1 June 2017

Addenbrooke’s Arts (Cambridge University Hospitals) is looking to recruit a pool of poets to work on future projects creating poems for, with, and by staff, patients and visitors to the hospital. It is looking for poets to work with us to shape and develop new projects and to collaborate on their delivery and dissemination. In the past Addenbrooke’s Arts has hosted poets in residence, published and distributed new poetry to patients in their beds, hosted readings and run staff poetry workshops and competitions.

See attached pdf for more information.

 

 

Share your Bright Ideas from general practice

If your GP practice is using an innovative model, the Royal College of GPs would like to hear from you, via a short piece of writing (500-1000 words) explaining the experience your practice has had in adopting an innovative model and the benefits and learning that have been taken from this.

The RCGP is keen to promote innovative models which help to reduce workload and increase efficiency within GP practices.

London Assembly seeks resolution of conflict between regeneration and culture

The Assembly's Regeneration Committee’s report, “Creative tensions: Optimising the benefits of culture through regeneration”, responds to the impact of gentrification on the arts and culture, making a number of recommendations to the London Mayor, from collecting better data on artists' workspaces to protection measures for grassroots venues. The committee chair,  Navin Shah, says in his introduction to the report that "Regeneration should be much more than economic development and physical improvements to infrastructure and the public realm".

DCMS/Wolfson Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund announces funding allocation

£4 million worth of grants have been allocated to museums and galleries across England to increase access, improve displays and enhance public spaces as part of the DCMS/Wolfson Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund. The Higher Education Funding Council for England (Hefce) has also increased its funding for university museums by £300,000 for 2017-18.

Read more about the DCMS/Wolfson grants

Libraries deliver

The Government-led Libraries Taskforce has published its ambitions for libraries citing their role in helping people live “healthier and happier lives” as a priority.

The paper, which includes a number of recommendations for local and central Government, focuses on libraries’ role in providing health information and increasing health literacy as well as in reducing social isolation.

Art and Design Development Manager, York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust – deadline 2 August 2016

An opportunity to lead the Art & Design Team. The post holder will be responsible for planning and implementing the wide range of art and environment initiatives and activities.

The aim of the Arts Team is to facilitate the organisation in encompassing art and design within the core business in order to enhance the experience of those individuals who work, visit and stay within the hospitals of York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Growing employment and diversity in creative industries

New government statistics suggest that employment in museums, galleries and libraries may be recovering after a long period of stagnation.

The sector continues to lag behind national averages, but diversity is also beginning to increase - although diversity of employment in music, performing and visual arts is one of the lowest in the creative industries, with only architecture and crafts employing a less diverse workforce.

Study of bespoke hospital artwork

An international study is exploring the increasing practice of commissioning purpose-built artwork in hospitals designed to specifically address the needs of patients. The study is looking for UK examples of artwork commissioned for the needs of particular patient groups.

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