A note for your diaries if you have been following the Dementia & Imagination project. On January 31st 2017 we'll be sharing our research findings and the work of the research artists at a full day event at Wellcome Trust in London. I expect the event will be free, but we are refining all the ideas as yet. Just a reminder that the research project took place in Newcastle, North Wales and Derbyshire and it will be exciting to share new research and thinking around the impact of the visual arts on the lived experiences of people with dementia. Expect multi-disciplinary research findings - a handbook to support practice and future research - & challenging and liberating contemporary arts practice.
A SOCIAL POISON
For anybody involved in inter-generational work in Greater Manchester, I'll be giving a new paper - A Social Poison - this Monday 17th at New Generation: Design for Living. If you want to know more about the event, click on the image below.
(Hull, Manchester & Lewisham)
The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation is trying out a new method of funding and is offering a total of £200,000 through crowdfunding platform Spacehive.com to support community projects in Hull, Manchester and The London Borough of Lewisham. Legally charitable organisations that have ideas for projects that will bring communities together using the arts, culture, food or green spaces can apply for funding under this programme. Grants of up to £2,500 will be available for projects run by individuals and £15,000 will be available for projects that are being run by organisations. The funding can only cover up to 50% of projects costs and cannot be used towards buildings, building work or equipment. By using crowdfunding the foundation wants to get money to projects which have genuine community support and demand. Projects created on spacehive can apply for an Esmée pledge for their project and funding decisions will be made on an ongoing basis. Read more HERE.
37.5 hours per week,
Salary: £45,000 per annum (subject to experience) plus staff benefits
Deadline: Monday 31 October 2016 at 10am.
The Lowry is one of the UK’s leading multi art form organisations situated at the heart of MediaCityUK, one of the world’s most exciting cultural, digital and media hubs. We are looking for a Director of Learning and Engagement to champion and creatively lead a programme that connects local communities, children and young people to The Lowry and its artistic work. The post-holder will be The Lowry’s strategic lead on all aspects of Learning & Engagement including targeted community engagement; youth talent, work and skills development; formal education and widening participation through outreach. Read more HERE.