ECHC are recruiting innovative freelance artists and creative practitioners from a range of backgrounds for our hospital Arts Programme based at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh.
Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity (ECHC) are looking for innovative artists/creatives whose practice could link with medical departments or procedures, helping to make a child’s stay in hospital less daunting.
At ECHC, we believe that nothing should get in the way of being a child. Through our Arts Programme, we offer patients the opportunity to engage in fun, arts activities as a creative outlet, a healing tool and a welcome distraction from what can be a very challenging environment.
The Arts Programme provides families with an opportunity to come together and share a bit of normality, which in turn aids a faster recovery. With this in mind, ECHC has committed to fund an innovative Arts Programme involving long and short term arts residencies, participatory activities, live performances and art commissions. ECHC is committed to providing the best arts practice for children and young people staying in hospital.
1. Children and young people’s recovery is improved by participating and experiencing arts activities.
2. Children and young people are less scared of hospital and have a positive experience.
3. Children and young people make friends and are less isolated by having a shared experience.
4. Children and young people’s families are more confident to use arts outside the hospital.
Our current activities programme includes visual arts, performance, music, storytelling and technology.
For further details or to arrange an informal discussion, please contact Fiona O’Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: 16 February 2018
Shortlist confirmed: 23 February 2018
Interviews: Week commencing 5 March 2018
Fees are paid at: £40 per hour
Location: Edinburgh City
The deadline is Friday 16 February 2018 at 17:00.