Opportunities in Arts in Health
Hear about a wide range of opportunties for arts and health professionals in Wales and beyond.
Live Music Now Wales is recruiting for two Senior Project Manager posts; one to lead on work in Adult Social Care and Healthcare settings and the other to lead on work with Children and Young People with a focus on disabled children and young people and those with additional learning needs.
Location: Swansea | Start Date: May 2022
Swansea Bay University Health Board call out for a freelance artist for Sharing Hope - using arts and creativity to engage with staff groups across Swansea Bay Health Board. To facilitate safe conversations and sharing of experiences, which is vital in supporting staff as part of their emotional and mental wellbeing.
Deadline 22nd March.
The main purpose of the role is to promote and encourage the use of the arts across SBUHB to make a positive contribution to the wellbeing of our patients and service users, their families and our staff.
The post holder will work with services across the organisation to develop, embed and implement an Arts Strategy and associated annual improvement plan.
Location: USW | Start Date: September 2022
MA Arts Practice (Arts, Health and Wellbeing) course at the University of South Wales open for applications for September 2022. https://www.uswmaartspracticeartshealthandwellbeing.com/
Location: Pembrokeshire | Start Date: April 2022
SPAN Arts is looking for an enthusiastic and creative Community Producer. You must be excellent at connecting people and making things happen. As part of our team you will work with our community, artists and volunteers to build a creative programme of engagement for the people of west Wales.
Location: Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport | Start Date: Commission to be complete by 8th March 2022
Deadline: 12pm Thurs 3rd Feb The ABUHB Day Unit also acts as a Paediatric Day Unit, and they are in the process of making the environment more child friendly and have introduced some sensory activities and now wish to add some colourful and interactive artwork to the ward.
Deadline 15th February for applications for Research and Communications Assistant to support the administration and communications activities for a large portfolio of research grants on social, cultural, and community engagement and health (with a strong focus on social prescribing), as well as coordinate activities for the new World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre on Arts & Health.
Start Date: February 2022
Breathing Space Porthcawl is one of five weekly groups run and facilitated by Tanio to use creativity to engage and improve the lives of people who are lonely and isolated, who suffer from anxiety and depression, have lost a loved one, and/or struggle with physical and mental health problems.
The Lullaby Project is an initiative of Carnegie Hall, New York being delivered by Live Music Now in Wales. Over the course of 6-8 sessions families are invited to create and sing personal lullabies for their babies with the help of our professional musicians. Songs are recorded and celebrated with a performance at the end of the project. The project seeks to promote maternal health, child development and parent-child attachment. Read here for more information on the project: www.livemusicnow.org.uk/lullaby-project. Deadline 17th January
Swansea Bay University Health Board is calling for applications from experienced artist/s to design and realise unique, external interventions on a number of hospital sites. Deadline Monday 17th January 2022.
Location: On line | Start Date: December 2021
Invitation from University of South Wales Researchers to participate in an exploratory research project relating to social prescribing for ‘Art on Prescription’.
You would be engaged in three separate online activities over the next 9 weeks. The study is using a software called Group Wisdom which involves a brainstorming exercise, followed by grouping and rating activities all related to Arts on Prescription. Each activity will last no more than 20-30 minutes and you can start and come back to the activity when you have some free time.
Location: Caerphilly | Start Date: 5.1.22
Maternal Journal is a global movement working towards bettering maternal mental health. Through response to prompts given,those who identify as being, or having been in a maternal role within their lives can come along, create, connect and develop their confidence. No creative experience necessary.
How Ya Doing? Artists Wellbeing Programme Winter 2021 | Sut Mae'n Mynd? Rhaglen Llesiant Artistiaid Gaeaf 2021
Location: South West Wales | Start Date: January 2022
Hywel Dda University Health Board is inviting expressions of interest from arts organisations to develop and deliver Art Boost; a 1 year pilot arts in mental health programme for children and young people living with eating disorders, self-injuring behaviours, low mood and/or suicidal feelings.
Start Date: October 2021
ACW is looking to commission a range of new creative content by different artists and creative practitioners for the Creative Cwtsh. Designed to support our colleagues who work within the NHS and Social Care across Wales, the Creative Cwtsh is an online collection of resources that aims to use the restorative power of the arts to support the wellbeing of those who care for us. https://arts.wales/news-jobs-opportunities/artists-call-out-for-digital-content https://arts.wales/cy/newyddion-swyddi-chyfleoedd/galw-am-gynnwys-digidol-gan-artistiaid
Deadline 12th November
Location: Remote | Start Date: 5/11/2021
WAHWN is seeking to appoint an evaluator for its new How Ya Doing? Artist Well-being programme, funded by the Arts Council of Wales. How Ya Doing? November 2021 – May 2022.
Mae WAHWN yn dymuno penodi gwerthuswr i’w raglen Llesiant Artistiaid newydd, Sut Mae’n Mynd? a gyllidir gan Gyngor Celfyddydau Cymru. Sut Mae’n Mynd? Tachwedd 2021 – Mai 2022.
Location: Wales/Online | Start Date: November 2021 - Date TBA
Welsh National Opera is seeking tenders from suitably qualified individuals or organisations to conduct an evaluation of the Long Covid programme from the outset.
Lisa Dowler, Small Things Dance Collective, Alder Hey Children's Hospital
Lisa will give an overview of Small Things’ work at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital over the last 15 years. This includes one-to-one somatic dance sessions, research and performance projects, from large scale public performance to intimate bespoke bedside performance. Booking essential
Location: Online | Start Date: Monday 20 September 2021
Weekly get together for anyone who is blind or partially sighted to discuss their passion for art. We use Teams but can dial people in on their mobiles/landlines if needed. Starts 11am every Monday. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07702821915 for more info
Location: Wales | Start Date: 06-09-2021
ACW call out for video content to raise the profile of the impact of the arts on health and wellbeing. Rough edits and unfinished work is acceptable, as well as finished pieces. Contact Amy Fleming email@example.com for more information
Location: Home and London | Start Date: September 2021
Deadline 17th September. The National Centre for Creative Health (NCCH) has an opportunity for a full-time Research and Policy Manager to contribute to all of the NCCH’s activities and programmes.
New Horizons Mental Health is looking to recruit an Activity Coordinator. In order to help increase the levels of confidence and self esteem of New Horizons’ service users and volunteers the post holder will work with the students, service users, volunteers and the Mental Health & Wellbeing Manager to coordinate outdoor & indoor activities, learning new skills & training plus accessing volunteering opportunities at New Horizons and within the wider community.
Call out for creative practitioners and collectives in Hafren Forest and Brecon, Powys https://articulture-wales.co.uk/artscape-open-call-for-artists-creative-practitioners-collectives-hafren-forest-powys/
Contact Lucy A'Bear for more information firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Cardiff & Vale UHB | Start Date: 22-07-21
The Arts for Health and Wellbeing team, part of Cardiff & Vale Health Charity, are looking to commission artists to create artwork, around the themes of Identity, Inclusion and Creativity for exhibiting within the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board estate.
Location: Swansea, Neath and Port Talbot | Start Date: August 2021
Callout for Swansea and Neath Port Talbot artists to lead participatory arts workshops for HARBWR - Arts on Prescription. Galwad am artistiaid Abertawe a Castell-nedd Port Talbot i arwain gweithdai celfyddydau cyfranogol ar gyfer HARBWR - Celf ar Bresgripsiwn.
Start Date: 5th October 2021
Join Jane Willis Director of Willis Newson, and writer and counsellor Rachel Hawkins-Crockford, for a four-day writing retreat in a beautiful rural setting offering a creative and reflective space for those in the arts and health sector to rest, restore and reconnect with themselves and others.
Location: Powys | Start Date: July 2021
Deadline 12th July. Powys Teaching Health Board are seeking a FABULOUS highly self-motivated, efficient and organised Project Coordinator with an interest & experience in the field of arts & health. July 2021 - September 2022
Applications invited for the new Arts in Health Coordinator post at Hywel Dda University. Deadline 21st June. https://hduhb.nhs.wales/jobs/?_ts=1#!/job/v3180933
Start Date: 08-06-21
https://healthcharity.wales/events/creative-cuppa-2021/ The Creative Cuppa has launched to celebrate the amazing work of Cardiff and Vale University Health Board staff and to raise funds to continue to support them with creative opportunities, experiences and environments in the workplace. The event encourages supporters to improve wellbeing by taking the time to be creative, enjoying a cuppa together, whilst raising money for the Arts for Health and Wellbeing Programme.
Location: Online Event (to book through Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/3etQnG0 ) | Start Date: 20 May 2021
Join Together for Change for its 2nd Forum: Spotlight on Community Arts - which will be on exploring the value of the arts on the wellbeing of communities. The event is for communities, third-, public- and private-sector arts professionals, researchers, practitioners, planners and managers.
Location: On line | Start Date: 11th May 2021
The ACW Cultural Cwtch team are looking for a range of digital content that might work or could be adapted for an online suite of resources to support the wellbeing of the NHS and Social Care workforce.
If you would like to showcase your work to the team through sharing content and saying how it would help the wellbeing of the healthcare workforce then please contact Aled Jones email@example.com
Curator Space are looking for artworks that function as ‘performative rituals’ for visualizing loss. They might be performances that provide a sense of action and agency in the face of loss, or objects that enact / represent a memorial. Submissions could be, but are not limited to: an action, an instruction, an object (artist-made or DIY), a ritual (eg. lighting a candle that is shared online or scattering petals), and participatory actions / creative tasks. Deadline for submissions 23rd March.
Invitation to Tender: Project Manager – Cultural Cwtch
Closing date: 18/03/2021
Arts Council Wales are looking for an experienced Project Manager to manage the development of a new website to support the wellbeing of NHS and Social Care staff through the arts.
Invitation to Tender: Website Design and Development “Cultural Cwtch” - a website hosting a bespoke suite of online arts resources to support the wellbeing of NHS and Social Care Staff. Closing date 18th March 2021.
Location: South Wales | Start Date: March 2021
We're looking for someone creative and dynamic to join us to create a 8-10 minute film celebrating the joy of song and to celebrate the work of the charity in an artistic and uplifting way.
Location: On line | Start Date: 2nd February 2021
A friendly Zoom get-together for the over 50’s where you can learn more about creative writing and story-telling and develop your existing skills. You can dip into one of the sessions, or join us throughout the month to develop your writing. https://www.gwanwyn.org.uk/reflection-on-lockdown-storytelling-project-february-workshops-myfyrio-ar-brosiect-adrodd-straeon-y-cyfnod-clo-gweithdai-mis-chwefror/
Location: Waterfront Museum, Swansea | Start Date: 17th June 2021
Call out to practitioners and thinkers. We are looking for up to 30 people – practitioners and thinkers to join us for two days of conversation in Swansea in June 2021 – everyone who comes to the gathering will be a presenter and the sessions will be filmed to create an online event for a wider community in the Autumn.
Location: Wales | Start Date: 1st February 2021
Arts Council Wales have issued an Invitation to Tender for an experienced Project Manager role to develop an online resource for NHS staff. Deadline 19th January 2021.
Location: Online | Start Date: 21st November 2020 at 10:00 – 11:30 GMT
Join us for a relaxed morning of experiential introductions to Dance Movement Psychotherapy (DMP) and a discussion for new directions, developments and connections in dance and movement for wellbeing and therapeutic practices.
Location: On line | Start Date: October to December
A creative project aimed at hospital staff - offering a safe space to share your experiences and story of working during the COVID 19 crisis. Your story will be re-created into poetry and shared back to you.
Location: Swansea, Neath & Port Talbot | Start Date: Creative Arts Workshop date TBC
An interesting opportunity to run a Creative Arts Workshop with a group of staff members who have been affected by their work treating patients with Covid 19 and staff members who may also have sadly lots loved ones and colleagues during the pandemic.
Location: Online | Start Date: 29/10/2020
Join us for the Hip Hop for Better Mental Health Evening, which will feature rappers, dj Jam Fu, beatboxers, graf' artists and breakers coming together to share their Hip Hop art form.
Location: Wales | Start Date: Deadline 17th July 2020
To deliver a series of stakeholder conversations about widening creative and cultural engagement with communities across Wales.
Location: UK | Start Date: Deadline 18th August
The Baring Foundation have just opened their new arts and mental health funding programme inviting applications from UK arts organisations who are specifically working with people with mental health conditions.
Location: Wales | Start Date: 18th May 2020
Summary: "How the arts are supporting the Welsh health and social care response to Covid-19" https://www.nhsconfed.org/resources/2020/05/how-the-arts-are-supporting-the-welsh-health-and-social-care-response-to-covid-19?fbclid=IwAR1QngYAb-iCuAk6Gaym9isdHPf4J1x5GqBAxXNW-4_bd_RgZRfWMdrxQbs
Location: UK | Start Date: 18th May 2020 11am - 12.30
Summary: WAHWN and other UK arts and health networks come together for a panel discussion focusing on how creative practitioners have adapted their practice during this time of constraint. Free but booking essential via Eventbrite link below. Event hosted by AHSW
Location: Wales | Start Date: May 2020
Summary: The deadline for completing the WAHWN/CHWA survey has been extended to 22nd May. Its now available in both English and Welsh. https://forms.gle/zuXmcWQDzkrGKac (English) https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc7ASgcSTddF-1xL4yr1BBGSva1TaM1nkxIcaU7RTvvjRMr-Q/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1 (Welsh)
Location: Wales | Start Date: 22nd April 2010
Summary: Nesta are supporting WAHWN and other UK arts and health networks through a survey, to build a picture of the sector to ensure we are able to hone our support effectively and advocate for this important area of work, both now and beyond the pandemic. LINK TO SURVEY: https://forms.gle/zuXmcWQDzkrGKac
Location: Wales | Start Date: 16th April 2020
Summary: The Welsh NHS Confederation Briefing Paper will be published in May. It will focus on how the arts sector is adapting its work to support health and well-being during the Covid-19 crisis. Please get in touch with Angela firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to share something for inclusion.
Location: Swansea Bay UHB | Start Date: Deadline 5th March 2020
Summary: Swansea Bay UHB are seeking to appoint an Arts professional to develop an Arts on Referral programme for Swansea Bay Health Board. The post will be for 10 hours per week for 2 years (the contract will be renewed on an annual basis as funding is received from Arts Council Wales).
Location: Eirianfa Community Centre, Denbigh | Start Date: 19th March 2020
Summary: Free workshop for creative practitioners - sharing best practice for artists interested in learning about the cARTrefu model and delivery of workshops in care homes
Location: Aneurin Bevan University Health Board | Start Date: Now
Summary: Supported by the Arts Council of Wales capacity-building funding ABUHB are looking for an Arts and Health Project Officer to develop and support one of our creative programmes:
Location: Bangor | Start Date: February 2020
Summary: Arts in Care Settings: Embedding the cARTrefu Approach in the Social Care Sector Bangor University, School of Health Sciences Project ID: BUK2199 Annual Stipend: £11,586 Application Deadline: 25th November 2019 We are seeking a highly capable and motivated graduate for this exciting oppor
Location: University of South Wales, Newport City Campus, NP20 2BP | Start Date: Saturday 16th November 2019
Summary: We invite you to join us for an informative day of paper presentations from experienced colleagues, and poster presentations from USW students and recent graduates to explore a range of perspectives on how we work with autistic people in music therapy.
Location: Powys | Start Date: Immediate
Summary: A new PAVO Social Value Development Fund has opened. There is £128,000 available between now and the end of March 2020 and a further £175,000 available between 1st April 2020 and 31st March 2020. Organisations of any size are welcome to apply and community groups.
Location: Everywhere | Start Date: Immediate
Summary: The Baring Foundation is pleased to announce funding for a new sector support body for the creative ageing field has been awarded to a partnership led by Manchester Museums.
Location: Wales | Start Date: September 2019
Summary: The latest Welsh NHS Confederation briefing paper focusing on the benefits of dance to health with case studies from WAHWN members
Location: Wales | Start Date: 01.10.19
Summary: Gwanwyn is a month-long national festival held across Wales in May each year celebrating creativity in older age. Gwanwyn operates a Community Grant Scheme to assist organisations that wish to participate in the festival.
Location: Peak Crickhowell Powys | Start Date: 12th March 2020
Summary: WAHWN Network meeting in partnership with Artworks Cymru. An opportunity for WAHWN members to come together, share and network and hear about sector updates. Free but booking essential email@example.com
Location: The Atrium, University of South Wales, Cardiff | Start Date: 26th February 2020
Summary: Do you want to be able to articulate, advocate for and improve the quality of your work? If you are working in the field of arts, health and wellbeing and want to develop a clearer understanding of what ‘excellent’ means in relation to the quality of your work, this workshop is for you.
Location: Glynn Vivian Art Gallery Swansea | Start Date: 30th January 2020
Summary: Led by Jane Willis, Willis Newson, this interactive workshop will look at ways in which we can better harness creativity in order to generate appropriate, relevant, rich and meaningful evaluations.
Location: Celf o Gwmpas Llandridnod Wells | Start Date: 15th January 2020
Summary: A workshop led by Jane Willis of Willis Newson focusing on how Social Prescribing and Arts on Prescription fit within wider health and care policy including NHS Wales’ A Healthier Wales: Our Plan for Health and Social Care.
Location: Tŷ Newydd, Llanystumdwy, Cricieth, Gwynedd, LL52 0LW | Start Date: 14 October 2019
Summary: This course will explore how creative writing and reading can assist the healing process. We will experience first-hand the power of personal writing and use this to explore how we can help others. https://www.tynewydd.wales/course/writing-to-heal/
Location: Ty Pawb, Wrexham | Start Date: 10th October 2019
Summary: A full day case study training event led by Jane Willis of Willis Newson, supporting colleagues to write robust and credible arts and health case studies. The training runs from 10am - 4pm at Ty Pawb, Wrexham. It is free, but limited to 20 participants.
Location: Cardiff | Start Date: to be confirmed
Summary: Research Fellow, Arts and Health, Y Lab Cardiff University School of Social Sciences is looking to recruit a Research Fellow, Arts and Health to work in the Y Lab research centre that is located within the School. Deadline 19th August.
Location: Big Pit and Bangor University | Start Date: 11th September and 2nd October
Summary: WAHWN is working with the Bangor University Social Value Hub to deliver Social Value workshops in Bangor and Torfaen. Learn how to measure the social, environment and cost value of your arts and health interventions
Location: Oriel Davies, Newtown | Start Date: July 20th 2019
Summary: Dragons for sale! Disabled-led inclusive art group Celf-Able are holding a fundraising event, with a 'secret art sale' of postcards in sealed envelopes, original artworks in a lucky squares raffle, and dragon pictures for sale. You could pick up a piece of original art for as little as £5!
Location: Cardiff | Start Date: Thursday 27 June
Summary: A great opportunity to pick up some fantastic Welsh art at bargain prices! Please come to the Kooywood Gallery in Museum Place on Thursday 27 June at 6.30 pm for a 7pm start. Free entry - and you get a free glass of fizz or arrival. Booking details at https://mihc.org.uk/event/art-auction/
Location: Cwm Taf University Health Board | Start Date: Deadline 20th June
Summary: Part time Arts and Health Coordinator role with Cwm Taf Health Board - deadline 20th June 2019 http://jobs.cwmtafuhb.wales.nhs.uk/job/UK/Merthyr_Tydfil/Abercynon/Cwm_Taf_Morgannwg_University_Health_Board/Arts_Health/Arts_Health-v1744878?_ts=1
Location: Wales | Start Date: Deadline 6th June
Summary: Call out for applications from venues to host the Alexandra Reinhardt Memorial Award, Artist Commission 2020. Galleries, museums and visual arts venues throughout the United Kingdom are invited to submit proposals to host the Award, worth £15,000.
Location: pan Wales | Start Date: June 2019
Summary: NESTA workshop conversations on arts and health as part of their wider arts and health programme in partnership with Arts Council of Wales and Cardiff University https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/y-lab-13007087697 and an invite to complete the NESTA arts and health survey https://app.doopol
Location: Wales | Start Date: May 2019
Summary: WAHWN has a call out for case studies in advance of Cross Party Group on Arts and Health meetings. The July meeting will focus on Dance for Health and falls prevention and September will focus on arts in care homes.
Location: Abercynon Community Centre Station Rd. Abercynon Mountain Ash CF45 4TA | Start Date: Every Wednesday 11am-12pm
Summary: This is a Singing group for people living with chronic obstructive or restrictive respiritory disease. Research is showing that singing aids a return to optimum breathing capacity for those with respiritory conditions. THIS IS NOT ABOUT BECOMING A GREAT SINGER..YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE ABLE TO SING!!
Location: Wales | Start Date: 21st May - 14th June 2019
Summary: Public Health Wales in partnership with Arts Council of Wales - 5 roadshows across Wales showcasing local and national work on arts, health and well-being
Location: Oxford | Start Date: 2nd May 2019
Summary: The Age of Creativity Headline Conference are seeking two creative professionals from different artistic specialisms to respond and reflect to discussions on the day. There is a £400 inclusive fee available.
Location: Cwmbran-Torfaen | Start Date: Immediately
Summary: To develop and coordinate the Torfaen/Caerphilly Fusion Network across both counties; ensuring outcomes for families and individuals are improved through innovative arts, cultural and heritage engagement that aligns with Welsh Governments’ tackling poverty through Building Resilient Communities.
Location: Wales | Start Date: 2nd April 2019
Summary: REGISTER YOUR ARTS PROGRAMMES FOR OLDER PEOPLE The King's College, London are working with the Baring Foundation to look at how the field of arts and older people has developed over the past decade. The results of this research will be published as a report at the end of 2019.
Location: Manchester Met University
Summary: A new job for an early career researcher to work alongside Clive Parkinson at Arts for Health and which will be critical in the development of the Manchester Institute for Arts, Health & Social Change. http://artsforhealthmmu.blogspot.com/2019/03/a-new-post-at-arts-for-health.html
Location: Cyncoed Campus, Cardiff Metropolitan University | Start Date: 27th - 28th March 2019
Summary: An essential two day training programme on how to plan and write robust case studies. Suitable for practitioners, organisations and anyone working in the field who want to understand how to create robust and credible evidence. Only 2 spaces left. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Location: Baring Foundation | Start Date: Immediately
Summary: The Baring Foundation has put a call out to arts organisations that engage people with a mental health condition in creative activity. Anyone with references of relevant work should send these to email@example.com by 28th March.
Location: Drefach Felindre, Llandysul, Carmarthenshire. | Start Date: Saturday June 22nd
Summary: A creative, reflective and expressive group workshop co-facilitated by two experienced writing for wellbeing practitioners. Two parts: in Song of the Soul, Steph takes you gently over the threshold from thinking into writing; in Contained Space, Kate explores the freedom that a framework provides.
Location: Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre, Cwmbran | Start Date: 19th February 2019 - 11.30 - 2pm
Summary: WAHWN South Wales meeting open to all but booking is essential. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org. When reserving a place, please let us have any access or dietary requirements.
Location: Tŷ Pawb, Wrexham | Start Date: 08/02/2019
Summary: Would you like to get involved with an exciting new community gardening project in Wrexham town centre? Tŷ Pawb are looking to assemble a keen group of green-fingered gardeners and hobby horticulturists to cultivate a new community roof top garden!