Wednesday, 14 October 2020

An Event, A Job and the Secret of Happiness - what more could you want?

Who Cares? We Do!
Arts, Health & Social Change

North West 'Winter Gathering' for Culture, Creativity and Health: 
10am-1pm, Monday 16 November
For the North West Regions' Culture, Creativity and Health: Winter Gathering, we’ll be exploring care from multiple perspectives across cultural, health and social change agendas, with input from amongst others: Esme Ward, Director of Manchester Museum; and Prof James Thompson, author of Performing Care: New perspectives on socially engaged performance.

With a rich mix of inspirational contributors and virtual participatory sessions, this three hour event will amplify what care means in this field of work and explore ways we might contribute to more caring, cared-for and cared-about communities.​ Full details of this event and other regional events can be found HERE.

Other contributors include:
Jhilmil Breckenridge - a poet, writer and activist.
Sue Flowers - practising visual artist, director of Green Close and LENS NW Regional Champion.
LPM Dance - with George Adams and Helen Gould developing inclusive dance projects with a health and wellbeing focus.
Shanali Perera - a digital artist, educator retired clinician, and a patient who works across the intersections of art, health, medical education, and patient support.
Clive Parkinson - the Director of Arts for Health and your occasional blogger.
Dawn Carol - from National Museums Liverpool and the House of Memory project.
Susie Tate - focused on dance and health with North Cumbria Integrated Care Foundation Trust.

This event is organised in partnership with the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance regional champions and the LENs regional champions and is subject to change in these strange times. FULL DETAILS.

Arts Project Manager
£31,365 - £37,890 pa pro rata
As one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, MFT employs more than 23,000 staff working across nine hospitals and in the community, providing care for approximately 750,000 people every year. Lime is a multi-award winning Arts and Health organisation with global recognition for excellence in the delivery of art + wellbeing projects in hospital and community healthcare settings. 

Established in 1973, and based at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) in central Manchester, Lime boasts a diverse portfolio of projects spanning 47 years. Lime has forged strategic partnerships within health, education and cultural sectors, both nationally and internationally and received numerous awards and recognition, including recently, a Highly Commended award from the Design and Health International Academy, multiple Building Better Healthcare awards including the 2019 shortlist for Best Collaborative Arts Project and winner of the international category ‘Patient Choice’ award and Best Collaborative Arts Project award 2018. The post presents an exciting opportunity for an experienced and skilled project manager to deliver the Built Environment Arts Programme and make an important contribution toward MFT being recognised as a global landmark for culture and wellbeing in healthcare.

Lime is currently presented with new opportunity to integrate innovative art + design schemes across a broad range of major healthcare developments backed by significant multi-million-pound investments. It is an exciting opportunity to apply your expertise, join us at the beginning of an exciting journey and develop through a challenging and complex projects programme. With your help, Lime will build on existing and develop new art and design initiatives to extend the reach of our service for the benefit of 1000’s of NHS patients and staff alike. Click HERE for all the details.

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