Voluntary Arts has announced that the Epic Awards 2013 are now open for entries.
The Epic Awards are open to all amateur art and craft groups in the UK and Republic of Ireland and they are free to enter. The search is on to find winners from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales who can demonstrate that they have achieved something Epic – whether that’s improving life in their local community, working across generations, or using technology in a creative way.
The Directory of Social Change has announced that the nominations for the 2012 Social Change Awards are now open. The Social Change Awards are for all those working to achieve a positive change in society - individuals, charities, community groups, funders, companies, public bodies.
You can nominate yourself/your own organisation or recommend others for nomination. Please note, all organisations and individuals must be based in the UK to be eligible, their work however, can be international.
Nominations are now invited for the second year of this award, presented by engage and the Marsh Christian Trust, which aims to celebrate the achievement of those working in learning and education within gallery or visual arts contexts.
Four awards of £500 each will be offered to the winning individuals, to be spent on Continuing Professional Development.
Nominations should be made by a colleague or a representative from an organisation who has worked with the nominee.
The GSK IMPACT Awards have been running since 1997 and are designed to recognise and reward charities that are doing excellent work to improve people’s health. The awards are funded by GlaxoSmithKline and managed in partnership with The King’s Fund.
The awards are open to registered charities that are at least three years old, working in a health-related field in the UK, with a total annual income between £10,000 and £1.5m.
The Royal Society for Public Health awards marking significant contributions to research and practice in the field of Arts and Health are now in their fifth year.
This year, the awards will focus on the role of the creative arts in the promoting the health and wellbeing of children and/or young people. Nominations are invited for individuals, teams or organisations whose work has furthered the contribution of the creative arts in fostering the health and wellbeing of children and/or young people in one or more of the following ways:
The 2012 awards include a category for Use of the Arts.
“An outstanding, innovative and effective arts project of any type (performance, literary or visual/ installation) that engages with staff, patients and visitors and creates a positive place for work and recuperation. Marks will be awarded for :
Therapeutic qualities - improving the overall wellbeing of patients, staff and visitors
Integration of the arts into the patient environment and/or patient treatment pathway
Nominations are now open for the Making Music category of the 2012 British Composer Awards. The category serves to recognise composers of new works written especially for voluntary or amateur music groups. This year, the category has been widened to celebrate all works written for voluntary, amateur or youth ensembles.
Applications are now open for The Salon Art Prize 2012, the sixth annual open submission exhibition produced by Matt Roberts Arts. The exhibition will take place between 11 October and 3 November at its gallery in East London. Painting, Photography, Sculpture and Installation (including sound) and 2-D Media (which includes drawing, collage, printmaking etc) are all eligible.
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.