Artist Post – Creative Freelancers needed

Delivered by Erewash Borough Council in partnership with artist, care setting and local people

Funded by Erewash Public Health Locality Fund

Arts at the HeART of wellbeing, is a programme of creative intervention designed for older people in a variety of settings, in particular anyone living with a dementia. Delivered in partnership with residential homes and care settings, this programme aims to improve the health and wellbeing of those needing to re-connect with others and society, helping to alleviate stressful symptoms and side effects of dementia and other issue’s surrounding age.

Opportunities to engage in creative activity with skilled artists are a great way to bring together people that may feel lonely, isolated, depressed and scared. The 5 ways to wellbeing are integral to design and delivery of the project and will form the focus and theme of activities. 

Erewash Borough Council (EBC) is drawing on existing experience and is thrilled to be continuing a successful ‘Art at the HeART’ programme that has delivered great value to local people. We are now looking for experienced and exceptional artist practitioners to continue the programme.


Experienced artists needed for a 10 week programme – delivering creative sessions to Erewash older communities. Have you worked in care settings, in particular with people living with a dementia? We are looking for two artists working in any discipline, to commit to a 10 week programme, which will include planning, delivery and evaluation, as well as working collaboratively with other artists to showcase work.

Localities – Ilkeston and Cotmanhay

Dates – early May – July/Aug (10 weeks)

Day – flexible according to artist and care setting

Rate - £95 per half day session (additional £15 materials per session)

Staff training – delivery of 2 sessions to staff

Total fee = £1320

Please send expression of interest detailing your experience to Arts Development Officers Zoe Sussmeyer and Katherine Brown by 17th April – first priority will be given to local artists as we cannot fund travel

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