Call for case studies: creativity, culture and mental health
Deadline 1 April
From 2020, the Baring Foundation will change the theme for its arts funding from arts and older people to arts and mental health. This year the Foundation is exploring the state of the field in the UK, and next January will publish a scoping / mapping study to launch its new programme based on existing work by cultural organisations that engage people with a mental health condition in creative activity.
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Moving Objects: Stories of Displacement
68.5 million refugees, asylum seekers and internally displaced people are trapped in a state of temporary permanence across the world. This new, free exhibition at the UCL Octagon (London) illuminates the stories of people, animals and objects in exile, as told by refugees and researchers in London and the Middle East.
This month we bring you research into: arts activities and mental wellbeing, allotment gardening, reading groups, galleries, and community group membership. Our monthly research corner is now curated in partnership with both the Royal Society for Public Health's Special Interest Group for Arts, Health and Wellbeing, and the MARCH Network.
A day in the life: Angela Awuah
"I saw no platform for young people with direct and indirect experience for mental illness, so I created one."
In the second of our new series of snapshots of the lives of people working with culture, health and wellbeing, Angela Awuah tells us about her social enterprise, Mental Health The Arts.
Training, Supporting Young People: workplace health and Wellbeing 7 June 2019
Equip yourself with the tools and understanding required to promote good mental health in the workplace. Designed to help you negotiate legal frameworks and highlight best practice, this new course places a specific focus on the needs of young people in your workforce.
Funding opportunity, Chapman Charitable Trust
The trust offers small grants for organisations working in Hertfordshire, Essex and Kent that work to increase the accessibility of the arts, especially for young people. They prefer to support charities which address the root causes of problems. Organisations which seek to address underlying problems and where we think our grant can make a real difference.
Funding Opportunity The Fore
from 1 April 2019
The Fore provides funding to UK-registered charities, community interest companies, charitable incorporated organisations and community benefit societies with an annual income of less than £500,000. They make unrestricted grants which have the potential to have a transformational impact on an organisation, whether by unlocking exponential growth, sustainability, efficiency or some other major step forward. Applications open 1 April 2019.
One Dance UK, Young Creatives, applications open - 15 April 2019Young Creatives provides young people with a platform to develop their choreographic skills and ideas and the space to be daring and brave through the creation of their own work. Young Creatives helps young people discover and explore the possibilities that creating their own dance can bring. As the youth dance and dance education landscape continues to change, young people remain in need for opportunities to exercise their creative talents – indeed perhaps more so than ever.
Music in schools an ‘ever more urgent necessity’
Schools and governments should make music central to the curriculum to reap the benefits the artform can bring to personal growth, a major new study argues.
The Music Commission’s report, which follows an 18-month inquiry, says every secondary school should have at least one specialist music teacher on its staff, that there should be free school-based instrument tuition for all, and that school inspection models should “acknowledge the importance of music”.