What makes working in the arts and mental health sustainable?

How can people and organisations survive and thrive in mental health and the arts? The Culture Health & Wellbeing Alliance, funded by the Baring Foundation, are running a six-month project to understand more about work with creativity and mental health. They are searching for participants who can answer yes to the following questions:

GSK Impact Awards – deadline 20 September 2021

The annual GSK IMPACT Awards, return to recognise and reward charities that are doing excellent work to improve people’s health and wellbeing. Up to 20 awards will be made, ranging from £4,000 to £50,000, and the winning organisations will have access to excellent leadership training and development opportunities.
The awards have been running since 1997, funded by GSK and managed in partnership with The King’s Fund. The deadline for applications is Monday 20 September 2021. 

Open call for a stained glass artist – deadline 19 July 2021

Hackney Council are providing a once in a lifetime opportunity to create four stained glass roses (2m wide) for Abney Park Chapel. 

The council is carefully restoring the Cemetery, now a 'green lung', to make it more welcoming and community focussed. This work includes creating a café at the front entrance, a community room and restoration of the chapel so that it can be used for performances, weddings and events. This work is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Freelance Programme Director opportunity – deadline 9 July 2021

South west London charity Art & Soul is seeking a Programme Director to join them on a freelance basis. This parental leave cover contract would suit an arts programme manager with experience of working with vulnerable groups and an understanding of mental health. This is an exciting time to join Art & Soul - the organisation has recently developed its reach significantly, responding to the Covid pandemic with a nationally recognised programme of remote activities and creating new partnerships with organisations that support mental health for children and young people.

Communication & Social Media Officer – deadline 28 July 2021

Arts and health charity Kazzum Arts works with children and young people at times in their life when they are most in need of support. They are currently looking for an experienced Communication & Social Media Officer to support marketing and communications activity across the organisation. 

CEO vacancy at MediCinema – deadline 19 July 2021

MediCinema uses the power of the shared cinema experience, and the magic of film, to improve the wellbeing and quality of the life of NHS patients, their families and carers. As Kat Mason, their CEO of seven years, is leaving the charity, they are looking for another inspiring, values-led CEO with strategic acumen, and a passion for their mission, who will empower the internal team and build and maintain relationships across several industries, particularly healthcare and film/cinema.

London on Lockdown – until 9 July 2021

Cardboard Citizens has returned to live performances with a series of presentations of a project London on Lockdown in the dramatic setting of St Botolph Without Aldgate in London E1.

London on Lockdown has seen Cardboard Citizens Members finding the connections and similarities between Daniel Defoe's 1665 Journal of the Plague Year and their own experiences under lockdown.

This vital history of two pandemics 350 years apart will be told through live performances and film screenings at St Botolph Without Aldgate in Aldgate Square, London E1.

Sass Class YOUTH workshop – 17 July 2021

As part of their LGBTQ heritage project ‘Molly's Masquerade’, St Margaret’s House are providing a space with East London Out Project (ELOP) for young people aged 14 to 18 who are interested in finding out more about LGBTQ services, meeting other young people and having a bit of fun.

The session runs from 10am till 1pm and the young people will get to:

New roles at Arts Network – deadlines 1 and 2 July 2021

Arts Network is an arts and crafts charity delivering work with and for people who have severe mental illness. The innovative organisation has gone through a period of growth and is now one of the leading arts and wellbeing charities in south-east London.  

Anna Woolf, London Arts and Health, Head of Digital

Anna Woolf

My name is Anna Woolf and I am so excited to take on the new role at London Arts and Health as Head of Digital.


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