Thu. Sep 29th, 2022

This APPG inquiry into existing engagement of the arts in health and social care was made to make recommendations to improve policy and practice. A lot of arts in health work happens at grass roots levels, in community based programmes that address both clinical and social determinants of health. Our aim is to provide a proactive national alliance, which will offer strong networking and advocacy to increase public awareness and understanding of the role of arts in health nationally and internationally. We will encourage best quality practice, shared ethics, research and evaluation, excellence in process and product, while celebrating and supporting the passion and drive of the many arts in health activities which make a difference. London arts and health supports artists and health professionals across the whole of London and beyond, promoting excellence and engagement in the field of arts and wellbeing, and extending the reach of the arts to communities and individuals. Many people are excluded from mainstream arts opportunities, yet it is often these people whose health and wellbeing could be most enhanced through such engagement.

Get to know more about the key players and some of the major developments in the field of arts, health and wellbeing. We invest public money from Government and The National Lottery to help support the sector and to deliver this vision. And we research the ways we can protect and sustain creative activities in Wales. We undertook in-depth research of our beneficiaries and developed a tool for practitioners, the Digital Sandpit. We created and launched a new digital tool, pARTner up to support the Thriving Communities Funding bid, which encourages cross-sector partnerships and supports cultural organisations of any size to be on an equal footing.

This Facebook group is your place to share knowledge, and keep the sector thriving. In 2022 the week is taking place 16th – 22nd May and the theme is ‘Get Creative, Get Outdoors’. It is free to list events and we will be promoting all over our social media channels. The Arts in Health team relies on the goodwill of our dedicated team of volunteers. We also regularly work with professional artists and musicians on a variety of creative projects across the Trust.

Ahsw Creativity And Wellbeing Week Events

Want to keep up to date with all the news and opportunities in the arts and health sector? We send out a newsletter every fortnight and are also happy to share your news and events. We have been busy during lockdown, talking to our members and researching ways of offering support.

Arts in health programmes across the country, indeed across the world, are using diverse and dynamic disciplines in a variety of health, care and community settings for expressive, restorative, educational and therapeutic purposes. Some work preventively, some enhance recovery, others improve the quality of life for people with long-term or terminal conditions. The creative arts help make sense of our human condition, making room for the heart and soul to be heard. They encourage active engagement with the world around us, help people to keep learning, connect with each other and contribute to their communities. We support artists, creative practitioners and health professionals across the whole of London and beyond. Promoting excellence and engagement in the field of arts and wellbeing, and extending the reach of the arts to communities and individuals who would otherwise be excluded.

  • The fund will help you to share your learning, gain new ideas, access funding and develop partnerships across sectors.
  • We have been busy during lockdown, talking to our members and researching ways of offering support.
  • Many people are excluded from mainstream arts opportunities, yet it is often these people whose health and wellbeing could be most enhanced through such engagement.
  • We are the leading support sector organisation, advocate and expert for arts and health in London.

All articles submitted should be original work and must not be under consideration by other publications. Journal contributors will receive a free PDF copy of their final work upon publication. By 1 October for issue 1, 1 February for issue 2 and 1 June for issue 3 of each volume.

Arts In Health 0114 226 7467 Sth [email protected]

Articles which need major revision and/or a second round of reviews will require additional time and will be considered for a later issue. We are holistic in approach and believe the arts and humanities have a crucial role to play in medical training, clinician wellbeing and awareness. We believe the arts help us to see and value the patient as a whole person, not just an illness or symptom. We believe the arts will contribute to a culture within health services that is more supportive, empowering, enlightened, personal and humane. We are the leading support sector organisation, advocate and expert for arts and health in London. Through our activities, we work to promote, develop and support the understanding of what the arts can do to contribute to a healthy society, in London and nationally, and by so doing to encourage the use of the arts in settings beyond the mainstream.

They offer personalised non-medical health strategies that support many of the declared NHS outcomes, including improving the effectiveness of care and quality of patient experience. Thriving Communities is a new national support programme for voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise groups, supporting communities impacted by COVID-19 in England, working alongside social prescribing link workers. The fund will help you to share your learning, gain new ideas, access funding and develop partnerships across sectors.

By jimmy