London Transport Museum fellowship in memory of Khadija Saye
The Khadija Saye Photography Fellowship has been established by the London Transport Museum, where Saye was working on the Young Freelancers learning team at the time of her death in the Grenfell Tower fire. The deadline for applications is 5 August.
Arts Council England Draft Strategy
Our funders Arts Council England have published their draft strategy for the next ten years and they want to know what you think. The consultation period will run until September of this year.
You can read the draft strategy here.
And find out more how to feed into the consultation here.
Engage call for area reps
Engage is looking for area representatives working in the arts/cultural education sector and based in the North West, South East and North-West Wales. Engage Area Group Reps and Special Interest Reps form the Engage Council of members, which helps Engage to shape activity to benefit colleagues working in the sector.
Vote for the National Lottery Good Causes winners
Nominations have been drawn from the past quarter of a century to celebrate The National Lottery’s 25th Birthday. Winners receive a £10,000 prize. The shortlist includes 11 projects that have received money from The National Lottery Heritage Fund.
Socio-Economic Diversity and Inclusion in the Arts: A Toolkit for Employers
Jerwood Arts and the Bridge Group have joined forces for this toolkit to support long-term change across the cultural sector. They recommend five actions: measuring and reporting on socio-economic diversity data; creating space for conversations about ‘taste’, ‘talent’ and ‘merit’; end unpaid and unadvertised job opportunities; and create a more inclusive work culture and recruitment process. A free event in Nottingham this October will explore the recommendations.
A new occasional section of the bulletin to bring you news from international initiatives in culture, health and wellbeing. This issue sees the launch of a new Nordic Journal of Arts, Culture and Health. The journal publishes articles in Danish, English, Norwegian, and Swedish, and aims "to contribute to dissemination of research, knowledge and practice experience in the arts, culture and health field".
If you have international news you want us to share in the future, please get in touch.
This month's research corner from MARCH focuses on community gardening, rural arts groups, traditional textile crafting and e-textiles workshops, a prison horticultural programme, and older adults participating in group music-making.
MARCH Network sandpit grants: deadline 15 September
The MARCH Network is inviting proposals for half-or full-day "sandpit events" to bring together experts on community assets and mental health to develop new research proposals that could be funded through the MARCH Network ‘Plus’ funds. Up to £3,000 is available for each event.
Day in the Life: Barbara Bloomfield, Rebecca Hearne
Barbara has been a counsellor and counselling supervisor for 25 years: "in the last decade I’ve moved much more into the world of expressive arts as I think creative expression is so helpful for wellbeing and resilience..."
Rebecca's PhD is about archaeology as a form of therapy: "I’ve seen first-hand how useful and life-changing it can be, and I can’t imagine myself doing anything else..."
APPG update July 2019
Find out about the latest activity of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Arts, Health & Wellbeing, including the APPG's AGM and Annual Report, a film of the Reading-based Creative Health event this May, and a new briefing for Integrated Care System planning developed in collaboration with the Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance and the Kent Surrey Sussex Academic Health Science Network.
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