The annual Andy Ludlow Homelessness Awards celebrate innovation in tackling homelessness. London-based projects using innovative approaches to preventing homelessness or improving homelessness services qualify for entries. Sponsored by London Councils, London Housing Foundation and Shelter, the awards offer a first prize of £30,000.
Brighton-based charity Creative Future has launched a national competition to discover the best writers from disadvantaged groups who find it hard to get their work recognised.
The judging panel will be led by best-selling poet, playwright and broadcaster Lemn Sissay, who spent his childhood in care and who will present the prizes at an award ceremony at Charleston House, East Sussex, in September during the Small Wonder literary festival.
Nominations are now open for the 34th Arts & Business Awards in partnership with Jaguar Land Rover. The Awards aim to celebrate excellence in the field of arts and business partnerships and sponsorships across seven categories:
A&B Corporate Responsibility Award
A&B Digital Partnership Award
BP A&B Long-term Partnership Award
A&B Sponsorship Award
The Koestler Trust has been running its awards programme for offenders, secure patients and detainees for 50 years.
This year the Trust has announced two new judges, new categories, this year’s themed category and a prize for early entries; the establishment with the most entries submitted by 28 February 2013 will receive £300 for arts resources.
Hektoen International, a Journal of Medical Humanities, is currently running a Grand Prix Essay Competition. Hektoen is inviting essay submissions of 1,000 to 2,500 words on a subject related to medicine and culture by 1 March 2013.
Suggested topics include medicine and art or literature, history of medicine, ethics, music, philosophy, anthropology and linguistics. Articles must be unpublished, original work. Clinical studies or case reports are not eligible.
MK Arts for Health is inviting submissions for the Shoosmiths Art Prize 2013.
A selection panel, including representatives from the Royal College of Arts and MK Gallery, will shortlist 10 artists who will each be given a six month exhibition in Milton Keynes Hospital or at Shoosmiths Lawyers’ Office. One artist will also receive £500 prize money donated by Shoosmiths and one artist will receive £300 worth of framing.
Storybook Dads, in association with the Writers' in Prison Foundation, is publishing a collection of stories written by prisoners for prisoners' children. Approximately fifteen stories will be chosen for publication and a £10 book token will be awarded to each writer whose story is selected for the book. Stories can be hand-written and should be no more than 1,200 words.
For those of you who weren’t able to make it in person, or for those of you who did and want to hear it again, you can now listen to the truly fabulous and inspiring London Creativity and Wellbeing Week opening lecture by A.L.