East Midlands

Conference: Local Government, the Arts and Older People – 5 September 2017

Hosted by Nottingham City Council in partnership with the Imagine Programme and supported by The Baring Foundation, the conference will look at innovative approaches to improve the health and wellbeing of older people.

Tuesday 5 and Wednesday 6 September 2017


1 Day £28

2 days £44       

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National Alliance for Museums Health and Wellbeing training – from 26 May 2017

Two-day, free training workshops on "Museums as spaces for wellbeing", in six regions across England, designed for museum staff or volunteers who are interested in developing and delivering health and wellbeing work in their organisations.

App designer and app developer, City Arts, Nottingham – deadline 5 June 2017

City Arts is seeking two part-time digital experts, who will work collaboratively with each other and with the Armchair Gallery Managers on a project to support people aged over 65 living with dementia.

The deadline is 9am on 5 June.

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TAnDem Arts and Dementia Conference, Worcestershire – 21 September 2017

The one-day conference is a collaboration between the doctoral training centre for the arts and dementia at the University of Worcester, University of Nottingham, and the Alzheimer's Society.

Confirmed practitioner-led workshops:

Kate Duncan and Claire Ford will demonstrate the Armchair Gallery, which inspires the viewing, appreciation and production of artworks through a series of workshops led by professional artists, using digital technology.

Two Dance for Parkinson’s workshops, Leicester – 26-27 July 2017

Dance for Parkinson’s will host an introductory training workshop and advanced training workshop as part of People Dancing's annual Summer School

The introductory workshop will be co-facilitated by Danielle Teale, People Dancing, and the Dance for Parkinson's Network UK.

The advanced training workshop will be co-facilitated with artists from English National Ballet and open to teachers who've completed the introductory course.

Early bird prices until 28 April 2017.

Call for entries, Here and Now exhibition, Nottingham – deadline 3 April 2017

The City Arts exhibition will be held at the Institute of Mental Health, Nottingham, between May and September.

City Arts say: “Our reality is a succession of unique moments, each moment impacting on our well-being.  Our annual exhibition at the Institute of Mental Health is an opportunity for artists to express through art how they are experiencing and reacting to each of those moments”.

Art work must be delivered by 26 April 2017.

Freelance arts events and project coordinator, Northampton – deadline 29 January 2017

3 full days a week (22.5 hours per week)
6 Month Contract: £10,800 (£150 per day)
March – August 2017

St Andrew’s healthcare are looking for an experienced freelance creative project coordinator to join their evolving Arts Team, to provide an exciting, inclusive patient-centered programme of projects and events for individuals and groups.

Teabooks evaluation 2015-16

An evaluation of book groups for older people in Oxfordshire, suggesting that the groups help over three-quarters of participants stay cheerful.

Call for papers - art and design in healthcare contexts - deadline 7 November 2016

The Association of Art Historians annual conference, will next year include a panel discussion exploring art and design in healthcare.

Taking place from 6 to 8 April 2017 at Loughborough University, the panel invites historians of art, architecture and design, as well as cultural practitioners, programmers and policymakers, to reflect upon, critique and question the forms and functions of contemporary and historical art and design practices in healthcare environments (hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities, etc.).

Community Arts & Health Apprentice, Creative Paths, E. Midlands – deadline 29 July 2016

Creative Paths is looking for a creative, enthusiastic and caring young person to work as a Community Arts and Health Apprentice.

The Apprentice will be responsible for assisting in the delivery of the community learning and arts and health programme.

Main duties include:


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