Current opportunities

DYSPLA Storymakers residency – deadline 16 December 2018

The Storymakers Residency is a year-long (part-time) flexible writing programme funded by the Arts Council England. It is specifically designed to support and develop UK-based neurodivergent artists/storymakers to create and develop their own film/stage script. Read more

Genesis Young Curator – deadline 17 December 2018

The Genesis Young Curator post responds to the acute lack of representation in the visual arts in the UK of young talented curators from diverse backgrounds. The role is a one-year placement, working the equivalent of three days per week with Create London, working with exceptional artists on ambitious public projects. Part-time: 4 days per week Fixed Term: 12-month contract

Arts 4 Dementia early-stage dementia awareness training – 17 December 2018

The day aims to give arts facilitators greater understanding, increased skills and confidence in communicating and working creatively with people experiencing the early stages of dementia and their carers. It is to help organisations work towards reaching new audiences, making their institutions more inclusive, and increasing their impact in the community.

Tampon Tax fund – deadline 20 January 2019

Charities working with vulnerable women can now bid for grants of £1m or more from the latest round of the government’s Tampon Tax Fund. The fund gives out £15m of grant funding each year to women’s health and support charities from the proceeds of the VAT charged on women’s sanitary products, which are taxed as luxury items.

Social Movements for Health – deadline 21 December 2018

NESTA has launched a new fund to support support up to seven emerging social movements to grow their influence and impact on health and care. The deadline for expressions of interest is 21 December. Read more

Flourish: Creative Arts Dementia Network courses, Coventry and Croydon – November 2018-March 2019

The Creative Dementia Arts Network is calling for applications for its courses – offering training and resources for arts practitioners interested in working with dementia.

GLYPT drama programme volunteers, Forest Hill and Woolwich

GLYPT are looking for Volunteer Support Tutors for Whatever Makes You Happy, a drama programme for young people who have or are at risk of developing mental ill health. Young people are referred to the programme by CAMHS, SENCOs, family services and GPs.

Call for papers, creative writing for wellbeing – deadline 30 December 2018

Creative Bridges International is a weekend conference to explore and showcase research and practice in the field of words for wellbeing and Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes (CWTP). The conference will take place at Engineers House in Bristol, UK on July 13th/14th 2019. The Call for Papers is currently open for submissions until December 30th 2018.

Get more involved with NICE

The National Institute for Clinical Excellence has set up new ways of taking part in their work to improve health and social care. There are several ways to get more involved, including registering as a stakeholder, joining a "Citizens Council", or becoming a "NICE Fellow".

70 Stories for 70 Years

Call for stories The Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance (CHWA) is calling for 70 Stories for 70 Years, to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the NHS in 2018.

Call for image/video bank for Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance

If you have high-quality, high-resolution images, photographs or videos that reflect the impact of creativity and culture on health and wellbeing, we would love to hear from you. We would like to share these images on the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance website and bulletin, in our marketing materials, and for press/PR. All materials will be fully credited.

New Aesop / Canterbury Christ Church course for arts and health professionals

The Aesop Institute 2019 is aimed at people who wish to devise and run successful arts and health programmes. This newly designed course will start with a three-day residential school in Folkestone in May 2019, with a two-day follow-up residential in Canterbury in September 2019.

Projects Manager, Resonate Arts, deadline – 3 January 2019

Resonate Arts is looking for a Projects Manager to manage arts projects with people living with a dementia and further develop the Resonate Arts programme in Westminster, Hammersmith & Fulham and Kensington & Chelsea. For further details please see attached job pack.

Atlantic Fellowship for Equity in Brain Health – deadline 3 January 2018

Applications are now open for the 2019/20 Atlantic Fellows for Equity in Brain Health programme at the Global Brain Health Institute.

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