Crisis, Recovery, Reflection and Commemoration

A national arts programme for NHS hospital staff in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

The Arts, Heritage and Design in Hospitals National Performance Advisory Group is developing a national arts programme to mark the COVID-19 pandemic and support NHS staff in their continued work, wellbeing and future recovery. The programme aims to acknowledge and celebrate the enormous courage and sacrifice of hospital staff through the creation of socially engaged commemorative artworks, created through listening and responding to their words and experiences.

The programme will take place across 20 hospital Trusts in England and comprise two elements:

  • A high profile national arts commission by a Lead Artist, created from the experiences of hospital staff and presented as an ambitious and inclusive live event taking place across all 20 Trusts.  It might, for example, be a film, a piece of music or performance for all staff.
  • 20 locally delivered artist commissions tailored specifically to the needs and experiences of staff in each of the 20 Trusts and developed by staff in each Trust.

Project Manager Role: We are seeking an experienced arts project manager to work with us on the Research and Development phase of this exciting programme. The role will entail liaising with the 20 participating Trusts to gather staff voices, appointing a Lead Artist, developing a detailed implement and communications plan for the main project, and raising funds to support it.

Interested applicants should email their CV and Expression of Interest to Guy Noble ( by Monday 16 November 2020.

The post is dependent on funding from an ACE Project Grant. If funding is successful a shortlist of applicants will be invited for online interview on Monday 30 November.

Please see job description attached here  for further details