Current opportunities

Calls for abstracts, International Health Humanities & Arts in Health Symposium – deadline 25 September 2017

This conference, taking place in Derby in November, aims to bring arts and health together with health humanities to exchange and enrich practice.

Reading Well: Invitation to Tender – deadline 25 September 2017

The Reading Agency is inviting tenders to facilitate the co-production strand supporting the development of Reading well for adult mental health conditions which will launch in public libraries in June 2018.

Art for Wellbeing Co-ordinator – deadline 27 September 2017

North West based Cartwheel Arts is seeking a Project Co-ordinator to deliver the current phase of its programme of work in arts and mental health.

Parkinson's UK Creative Writing Toolkit

Express yourself: Your creative writing toolkit includes tips, resources and advice from people with Parkinson's to help develop your skills, explore new styles of writing, understand the publishing industry and market your work.

MSc in Dementia Care – September 2017

The University of West London is launching a new MSc taught by tutors from a variety of disciplines including art, design, music and film. It is designed to promote creative, integrated and holistic practice and provides opportunities to undertake arts-based projects in dementia care settings.

Wellcome and BBC Children in Need "Curiosity" scheme – deadline 22 September 2017

"Curiosity" is a £2.5 million partnership funding scheme for science activities aimed at children and young people experiencing disadvantage in the UK. The scheme is offering grants of up to £10,000 to youth organisations for projects lasting up to nine months. "Curiosity" events will run throughout July for those wanting further information on the scheme.

WHSmith small community grants - deadline 31 March 2017

Voluntary organisations, charities schools and pre-schools can apply for grants of up to £500 from the WHSmith Trust. The WHSmith Trust is an independent registered charity that uses the proceeds of the compulsory carrier bag charges across the UK to offer the grants to support good causes in the local communities where WHSmith operates.

PRS for Music Foundation Open Fund for Organisations – deadline 2 October 2017

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to support new music projects led by promoters, talent development organisations, venues, festivals, curators, and large performance groups.

Registration open for the Big Draw Festival – 1-31 October 2017

The theme for this year’s festival is Living Lines, with a new focus on animation and movement. Registration is open until 17 October 2017. Read more about the theme, festival and registration

Calls for abstracts, European Association of Health Information and Libraries conference – deadline 27 October 2017

With a theme addressing art, health and wellbeing, this conference in July 2018 is seeking abstract submissions from practitioners.

Advice sessions for Heritage Lottery funding in the southest – from 17 May 2017

The South East England development team are available to advise on HLF grant programmes at variety of events at their London office. You are welcome to attend whether you have a project idea or not.

Visual Art Open Prize – deadline 31 December 2017

Artists are invited to apply for the Visual Art Open Prize, to win cash prizes of £1,000, plus a solo exhibition, and mentoring package. T