Paid Training: The Artists’ Represent Recovery Network

The Artists’ Represent Recovery Network is a professional development programme open to 10 London-based, freelance, ethnically diverse artists working in arts & health in a participatory or community setting. The project is aimed at artists with at least 3 years of experience in this field and each artist has access to professional skills development sessions, peer-to-peer support and on-the-job training in a South London and Maudsley (SLaM) hospital ward. This project is a partnership between three organisations: London Arts and HealthRaw Material and Arts & Health Hub.

Date: 20/10/2022

Posted: 01/08/2022

The training will take place next year in 2023 as a mix of online and in-person mentoring, training, action learning and on-the-job paid placement on SLaM hospital wards. Artists can receive up to £3000 total for participating in the opportunity.

Artists with any kind of artistic practice are welcome to apply.


Each selected artist will receive compensation for attending the sessions.

  • 6 paid group sessions (£150 per session) with our lead facilitator, 4 of which will also include inspiring and diverse guest speakers from the arts and health sector;
  • Access to 3 hours of private online support with an art psychotherapist, should any difficult subject matters arise;
  • Action Learning Set sessions (each 5hrs).
  • Additionally, each artist receives £400 to deliver 2 days of creative sessions in mental health wards. Artists can also develop their own peer-to-peer network outside of the sessions, supporting one another.

Those who complete the programme will also receive £1700 seed money, aimed at supporting artists to undertake training, develop ideas and partnerships, apply for funding or purchase materials that contribute to the development of the work they do.


For more information and to apply click HERE

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