Call for Artists: Design New Sculpture For Erlanger Cancer Institute

Erlanger Health System is announcing a call to artists for a sculpture to be designed for the lobby of Erlanger’s Cancer Institute at the Baroness Hospital.

The project will be funded by a grant awarded to Arts at Erlanger from the Lyndhurst Foundation.

“We are very excited about this addition to our Arts at Erlanger program,” said Katharine Toledano, one of the chaplains at Erlanger.  “The new installation will have a tremendous impact not only to the environment of our cancer center and first floor of the Baroness Hospital, but also to both the healing and inspiring properties we want to achieve for our patients and visitors.”

The plans for the sculpture include suspension from the ceiling, attached from several points via steel hooks and cannot exceed 600 pounds.

The total budget for the project will depend on the artist and materials, and cannot exceed $40,000. Projected date of completion and installation is May 1, 2019.

Local artists, who live within a 75-mile radius of the Erlanger Baroness Hospital, are encouraged to submit a letter indicating their interest and include a resume, photos of examples of previous works and other qualifications to create the requested artwork.  Submissions can be hand delivered or addressed to Arts at Erlanger c/o Katharine Toledano at or Spiritual Care Attn: Katharine Toledano 975 East Third Street Chattanooga, TN 37403.  Deadline for submission is Dec. 10.

Artists are also welcome to tour the proposed location.  An informational meeting and tour will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 10 a.m.  The tour will start at the Starbucks in the Erlanger Baroness Hospital Medical Mall. Other appointments can be scheduled by contacting  However, a site visit is not required for submission.


For more information, call 423-778-5030.

Storytelling for Health 2 International Conference

Storytelling for Health 2 ─ Patient Stories
An International Conference
June 27-29th 2019

The conference will have two halves:
• On Friday 28th and Saturday 29th June at the Waterfront Museum in Swansea we will host the main conference.
• On Thursday 27th June at the Atrium in Cardiff we will be hosting a student conference. This is aimed at both under-graduate and post-graduate students.

Call for Contributions

We are currently seeking proposals for papers, presentations, performances and posters. Our aims are to acknowledge and celebrate the importance and growth of storytelling for health and to understand and promote good practice in line with the theme of this year’s conference – the patient’s story. We are particularly keen to hear about projects which privilege the patient’s story as told by the patients themselves, which support patients to articulate their own story or others to learn from listening more carefully to the stories of patients in any and all areas of health.

More Information, submission forms and booking details at

Submission forms need to be sent to: by 23.59 GMT on Sunday 18th November 2018

The 1st Storytelling for Health Conference in Swansea, Wales, UK last year
We had so much amazing feedback – you can read some of it here:
82% of delegates said they were making major changes to their practice as a result of the conference….

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UF Center for Arts in Medicine Announces New Lecturer Position

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Faculty Position Announcement
Service Learning Lecturer

Position Description: Full-time, twelve month, promotion-accruing faculty position
Date of Expected Hire: August 1, 2019
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

The University of Florida Center for Arts in Medicine, College of the Arts, invites applications from individuals of all races, ethnicities, genders, backgrounds, experiences and perspectives for one (1) Lecturer position.

The University of Florida College of the Arts intends to be a transformative community, responding to and generating paradigmatic shifts in the arts and beyond. As artists and scholars, we embrace the complexity of our evolving human experience and seek to empower our students and faculty to shape that experience fearlessly through critical study, creative practice, and provocation. We seek a colleague who identifies as a change-maker. We seek a colleague who will prepare students to access and unsettle centers of power in a radically changing world. We seek a colleague who will position emerging artists and researchers as catalysts for equity on local and global levels.

This position is dedicated to increasing health equity by developing avenues that encourage social cohesion among diverse community members as a means of building a healthy community through the arts.  This position is focused on service learning through teaching, mentorship, research and service. This position will function in keeping with the Center’s by-laws and promotion guidelines, in arts in medicine, with an emphasis on community engagement.

Application Deadline: Applications must be submitted via the University of Florida’s online application system at by November 19, 2018. Online applications must include the following: (1) a detailed letter of application that explains how you match the particular qualifications of this position and how your work and perspective will contribute to and enhance our transformative community; (2) a curriculum vitae and (3) names and contact information of three references. The Search Committee may request additional materials at a later time.

Position will remain open until filled.

Inquiries may be sent to:

Tina Mullen

Chair, Lecturer Search


a2ru Seeks Executive Director

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The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) seeks an experienced, visionary leader who can advance its growth and provide leadership in fostering interdisciplinary collaboration to improve the culture of higher education; and infuse a growing organization on the vanguard of research, teaching, and practice with an entrepreneurial, collaborative spirit.

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position. Applicants may apply through the University of Michigan’s application system.

Deadline to submit materials: January 15, 2019

More details and full job description available HERE.





NIH Announces Funding Opportunities for Music and Health

Following a National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Kennedy Center collaborative workshop, the NIH has unveiled three funding announcements soliciting applications on Music and Health!

These RFAs include set-aside funding and represent a collaboration among a large number of NIH Institutes and Centers.

They are a direct follow-up to the recommendations of the workshop.

Here are the full funding opportunity announcements:

Promoting Research on Music and Health: Phased Innovation Award for Music Interventions (R61/R33, Clinical Trial Optional)

Promoting Research on Music and Health: Fundamentals and Applications (R01 Clinical Trials Optional)

Promoting Research on Music and Health: Fundamentals and Applications (R21 Clinical Trials Optional)


We hope you take a look at these and apply!





Job Opportunity: Arts Administrator / Project Manager

Aesthetics, Inc., a nationally-recognized healthcare design firm, based in San Diego, is seeking a professional Arts Administrator / Project Manager, with a minimum of five years’ experience, or an MFA Degree in Arts in Health, to manage the development of public arts programs for our clients.

Success in this position requires:
1. knowledge of public art processes for mulitmedia art (paintings, photography, sculpture, mosaic, etc.);
2. excellent communication, presentation, project management and writing skills;
3. software competence in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and InDesign (as well as the ability to learn new software);
4. ability to interpret floor plans and elevations;
5. ability to travel for presentations, field work, and installation supervision;
6. excellent people skills;
7. skilled at multi-tasking and extremely well organized.

Job entails: recommendations for art locations, media, size and budget; facilitating committee decisions; art sourcing, project management, contracts, framing standards, procurement and commissioning; curatorial and installation.

Salary based on experience. Competitive benefits – including paid time off, insurance and 401k.

All applications must be submitted via email. Email cover letter and resume to

Tenure-line Faculty Position in Arts, Health, & Wellbeing (open rank)

The University of Utah’s College of Fine Arts invites applications for tenure-line faculty position in Arts, Health, & Well-being from candidates with expertise in the evidence-based application of the arts to promote health and/or well-being through creative arts therapies, expressive arts therapy, arts in health, or arts in public health frameworks.

The College encourages applicants of all races, ethnicities, genders, backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to apply.

The successful candidate will be appointed to the department or school that best matches their area of artistic expertise at a rank and salary commensurate with experience. The position will have research, teaching, and service responsibilities appropriate for tenure-line appointments in the home academic unit. In addition, the successful candidate will serve as a leader of the University of Utah’s nascent Arts-in-Health Innovation Lab (, a catalyst of interdisciplinary research, teaching, clinical care, and community engagement at the intersection of the arts and health.

Review of applications will begin October 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to Search Committee Chair Sydney Cheek-O’Donnell at For a complete description of the position and its requirements or to submit your application, visit (posting number PRN00325CF).

Two Exciting RFP opportunities for Creative Forces™: NEA Military Healing Arts Network project

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Conceptual Framework Facilitator

Americans for the Arts on behalf of Creative Forces: NEA Military Healing Arts Network is soliciting proposals for the development of conceptual frameworks for the Creative Arts Therapies (art, music, and dance/movement) and the therapeutic writing program within Creative Forces: NEA Military Healing Arts Network.  In an initial step to establish a theoretical basis for its future research activities, Creative Forces will develop conceptual frameworks for understanding better how the individual creative arts therapy disciplines (and therapeutic writing) function within the entire program. This project will avail fully of existing clinical research tools, paradigms, and expertise within individual creative arts therapy disciplines. Thus, the ultimate goal of the conceptual framework process is to support development of research hypotheses, while also informing recommendations for common inputs, activities, outputs, and intended outcomes (short- and long-term) for the Creative Forces Clinical program.

Deadline for electronic submission is no later than 5:00 pm EDT on October 14th, 2018 to; or by mail postmarked on or before October 14, 2018 Attn: Creative Forces Project Administrator, 1000 Vermont Avenue, NW, 6th Floor, Washington DC  20005.

Implementation Evaluation Of The Clinic-to-Community Engagement Pilot/Demonstration Project

Americans for the Arts on behalf of Creative Forces: NEA Military Healing Arts Network is soliciting proposals for the for an implementation evaluation study of approximately 10 to 12 demonstration/pilot projects that will inform strategies and improve understanding of how clinic-and-community collaborations, in support of community-based arts programming, can enhance the health, wellness, and quality of life for Creative Forces target populations.  We are seeking at least one demonstration project associated with each of the active Creative Forces sites.

Deadline for electronic submission is no later than 5:00 pm EDT on October 8th, 2018 to; or by mail postmarked on or before October 8, 2018 Attn: Creative Forces Project Administrator, 1000 Vermont Avenue, NW, 6th Floor, Washington DC  20005.

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The Creative Center Training Institute for Artists and Administrators in Healthcare and Creative Aging 2019

Monday, March 18 through Friday, March 22, 2019

This week-long training, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, will focus on the role of the arts in healthcare and creative aging, providing theoretical and didactic approaches to implementing and sustaining high-quality arts programming in a variety of settings serving people living with illness and older adults across the aging spectrum. Artists, as well as arts, nursing home and hospital administrators will be given everything they need to create “best practice” arts programming in community and senior centers, hospital, healthcare, nursing homes and long-term care facilities, along with rehabilitation, palliative and hospice settings. Founded in 1994, The Creative Center at University Settlement has been training artists and administrators from across the US since 2002 to replicate our model in a variety of healthcare settings using the unique training program featured in our book, Artists in Residence: The Creative Center’s Approach to Arts in Healthcare.

Presentations, workshops and site visits, led by national leaders in the field of arts in healthcare and arts in aging, will include:

Getting Old: The Aging Body, Mind and Soul
A New Perspective on Dementia
StoryCorps: Memory Loss Initiative and Legacy Project
Crafting Careers in Arts-in-Healthcare and Creative Aging
Older Professional Artists: A Model for Society
Hospital Artists-In-Residence: The Creative Center’s Approach
Lifetime Arts: Arts Education for Older Adults
Opening Minds Through Art (OMA): an inter-generational program
Arts&Minds: Museum Programming for People Living with Dementia
Arts in Healthcare: The Current “State” of the Field

Fees: $350 per selected trainee. Artists/administrators working in NYC (Su Casa, senior centers, etc.) may apply for the discounted rate of $250. Lunch, supplies and resources are provided. Please note: lodging and transportation to and from NYC not included.

For information, please call 646-465-5313 or

Support for The Creative Center Training Institute for Artists and Administrators in Healthcare and Creative Aging comes from the National Endowment for the Arts and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.

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Raw Art Works Seeks Program Director

Raw Art Works (RAW) was founded in 1988 and in 1994 opened a space in Lynn, Massachusetts, with a group of passionate art therapists and resident artists who shared the belief that good things happen when kids feel they are a vital part of a creative community that truly cares. Youth at RAW are welcomed into a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment the moment they step through the door. The relationships they create at RAW sustain and strengthen their ability to navigate a challenging and often unfair world.


The Program Director will oversee the delivery and performance of current programs, including fee-for-service contracts and relationships, in accordance with organizational goals and priorities. Reporting to the Executive Director and serving as a member of leadership team, the Program Director will explore new initiatives for potential program growth, champion and actively participate in the strategic planning process, nurture the high quality of work that the program team produces, recommend improvements as necessary, and regularly celebrate successes.

Roles and Responsibilities

Program Strategy and Advocacy

  • Set organizational priorities and success metrics, partner with teams to set goals aligned to larger organizational priorities, and support the Executive Director in refining the vision and forward direction.
  • Champion and actively participate in the strategic planning process, exploring new initiatives for potential program growth.
  • Serve as a member of and bring impact stories to the leadership team that inform funder communications and support the organization-wide culture of philanthropy.
  • Contribute to annual and other periodic reviews of organizational goals and partner with the development department in the creation of funding proposals and impact reports.
  • Develop and lead community-building events with other agencies and manage outreach initiatives in Lynn and beyond, generated externally or internally, assuring that activities align with RAW priorities.
  • Serve as an ambassador for RAW and communicate programmatic activities and outcomes externally.
  • Embrace other program strategy and advocacy roles, as needed.

Program Delivery and Performance

  • Make high level organizational decisions and establish clear and effective communication at the executive level, across teams, and throughout the program department.
  • Perform annual review of program evaluation process, compile and analyze evaluation findings with staff, and provide recommendations and action plans to adjust program goals and design as necessary.
  • Promote clear expectations for accurate and timely data collection by program team; oversee data collection; and utilize data to analyze key drivers and barriers to program progress and performance.
  • With support from program team, oversee youth application, placement, and waitlist process, including specialized placement-related communication with families, especially for students with special needs.
  • Celebrate successes and recommend changes and course corrections as necessary.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Operations to develop, implement, and monitor the program budget.
  • Embrace other program delivery and performance roles, as needed.
Team Leadership and Mentoring
  • Honor RAW’s culture of consistent, direct, and honest feedback through staff performance management, including overseeing annual goal setting and a review process that addresses performance issues as they arise.
  • Oversee the program management team, providing weekly guidance and maintaining availability to each program team member, as needed.
  • Set standards for quality of work that the program team produces and hold the team accountable to organizational priorities and expected outcomes.
  • Provide leadership development, mentoring, and other opportunities that support the professional development plans of team members.
  • Model core values, manage conflict, and ensure decision clarity.
  • Embrace other team leadership and mentoring roles, as needed.

Click here or more information or to apply.

Submitted by: Danna Solomon, Leadership Transitions & Data Administrator, Arts Consulting Group