It’s been a hellish week in terms of people escaping from war-torn Syria and no glib comments from me here. The only thing that really galls me as I consume the news in all its guises, is that Tony Blair still insists on popping up in the UK press with sage words of wisdom, particularly around the Labour leadership elections. Does the man not realise he’s having an opposite impact to the one he intends to have? Arrogant egotist. We’re still awaiting the publication of the Chilcot Inquiry and his personal involvement in what was largely seen as an illegal war - a war that is intrinsically connected to the chain of events that has led to this unfolding tragedy.
Quoting theatre director David Lan, Jeremy Corbyn set out his manifesto for the arts this week, with dissent and democracy being at its heart: “dissent is necessary to democracy, and democratic governments should have an interest in preserving sites in which that dissent can be expressed”.
Here's to a brighter future that challenges the status quo and offers real societal change.
Arts and Health Research Post
The ludicrously named, Not so grim up North brings together three organisations in the field of health, culture and wellbeing; the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester (on behalf of Manchester Museums and Galleries Partnership), Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM) and researchers at University College London (UCL). For full job details click HERE.
The Baily Thomas Charitable Fund is a registered charity which was established to provide both research and project funding in the area of learning disability and to aid the care and relief of those affected by learning disability. The Trust consider under learning disability the conditions generally referred to as severe learning difficulties, together with autism. In this area, they consider projects concerning children or adults. Applications will only be considered from voluntary organisations which are registered charities or are associated with a registered charity. Schools and Parent Teacher Associations and Industrial & Provident Societies can also apply. Funding in the past has ranged in value from £250 to £150,000.
The next deadline for research funding is the 1st February 2016. The deadline for project funding in excess of £10,000 is the 1st December 2015. Application for project funding for £10,000 or less can be submitted at any time. Read more by clicking on the sleeping rabbits above.