FreshArt@ artist opportunities: working with adults with mental health difficulties


Deadline Sunday 10 December 2017

Fee see brief

Fresh Art@, is a partnership project supported by Creativity Works, Avon & Wiltshire NHS Mental Health Partnership Trust (AWP), The Holburne Museum, No1 Royal Crescent, The American Museum in Britain and Virgin Care, which creates new artwork to enliven NHS communities, created by people with experience of mental health, enabling them to explore, develop and grow through creativity and contribute to community projects.

This year Fresh Art@ will be focusing on providing creative engagement for people affected by or caring for those who have experience of mental health challenges.

There will be 4 sessions delivered on an acute inpatient ward and 12 sessions delivered in the community within The Holburne Museum, No1 Royal Crescent, The American Museum in Britain.

Fresh Arts@ project has two artist opportunities commencing February 2018

1. To deliver a series of 12 weekly creative sessions within The Holburne Museum, No1 Royal Crescent, The American Museum in Britain on Thursday afternoons from 8th February 2018. This community project will be for people affected by or caring for those who have experience of mental health challenges.

2. To provide a series of 4 creative sessions on an acute Dementia inpatient ward, St. Martins Hospital, Bath.

The project offers participants an opportunity to learn new creative skills in a friendly, supportive environment. It provides a chance to make new friends, share experiences, promote wellbeing and have fun. The museums provide inspirational environments and collections that can be used to stimulate creativity and engage participants.

The artist will provide a range of inclusive creative activities. Some of the artwork made by participants and staff will be donated to the Fresh Art@ Project and will be displayed in AWP NHS environments. There will also be an opportunity to exhibit work as part of the Bath Fringe Festival end of May - June 2018 and other community events throughout the year. Any questions please contact

Please visit our website to download a copy of the brief and how to apply.

Deadline: Sunday 10 December

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