October 25, 2016 in All Opportunities, Composers, electroacoustic, Performers by mwhiteside

1. Introduction

Currently under construction at Little France in Edinburgh, a major new hospital building will be shared by two distinct acute services, the Department of Clinical Neuroscience (DCN) and the Royal Hospital for Sick Children (RHSC).

We are seeking Expressions of Interest from creative practitioners based in the UK and Europe for three artist fellowships with the DCN. These will form part of an existing Art and Therapeutic Design (ATD) programme.

The programme framework has been developed in collaboration with both the NHS project team and charitable funders (the Edinburgh and Lothians Health Foundation) led by Ginkgo Projects Ltd.

The aims of the project are to promote and showcase the working activity and research interests currently found within the DCN through a programme of dynamic art/science commissions.

Innovation and design development using current research practices is key to each fellowship within the programme. This project seeks to build relationships between artists, staff and external research partners to demonstrate best practice and contribute to on-going dialogue with respect to the benefits of creative practice in clinical environments.

The three fellowships are as follows:

A: Language & Cognition Fellowship
B: Music Fellowship
C: Design Fellowship

The ATD programme is founded on supporting and promoting the experience of patients as they navigate the physical and emotional experience of arrival, waiting, treatment and staying in hospital, as well as the experiences of staff as they make the move to a new working environment.

Construction work is well advanced and completion is planned for the autumn/winter of 2017, with the occupation phase until Spring 2018.

Call for Expressions of Interest
Deadline: 5pm, Wednesday 9th November 2016

More information http://www.mediascot.org/funding/DCN/fellowships