The RSPH Arts, Health and Wellbeing Special Interest Group (SIG) is a 250-strong body of researchers and practitioners working in the field of arts and health. The group shares research and best practice, organises conferences, seminars and workshops and works on influencing government policy as a professional body.
The group is governed by a steering committee that is responsible for the SIG’s strategy and oversees the activities of the group, in particular the high-level relationships between the SIG, Arts Council England, the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance and the All Party Parliamentary Group for Arts, Health and Wellbeing as well as public health bodies and other professional organisations.
We are now recruiting for one person to join the steering committee due to planned rotational change in committee membership. This is a significant opportunity to be involved in major national strategic activities relating to the field of arts and health and to expand connections with researchers, practitioners, funders and policy makers.
The successful applicant will be invited to join the SIG steering group meetings, which happen four times a year in London, and contribute to the discussions. In addition, committee members will also be asked to participate in working groups, from time to time, in areas of interest to the SIG.
This opportunity is open to researchers and research-oriented practitioners in the UK, currently carrying out research and/or practice at the intersection of the arts, health and wellbeing. You will need to be available to attend the three of four meetings each year. There is no fee for involvement in the steering group. We ask that the successful applicant join RSPH as a member if you are not one at the time of application and that a two-year commitment is made to the role.
To apply, please send a CV and covering letter nor more than 2 A4 pages, describing your interests in arts and health and explaining why you want to be involved in the steering committee and what you hope to bring to the role. Please email us your application by 19 July 2019.
The new member will be selected by vote of the steering committee and will be invited to join the next meeting on 17 September 2019. Please forward this opportunity on to those researchers and practitioner-researchers who may be interested.
Paul M Camic, PhD, PFRSPH
Chair, Arts, Health & Wellbeing Special Interest Group