Thu. Dec 8th, 2022

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 & Health South West is a learning, advocacy, networking and development organisation. We want more people to experience the arts and culture for the benefit of their health and wellbeing. We provide learning programmes and resources, advocate with decision-makers and funders, deliver networking events, and support the development of partnerships and collaborations. The aim of the report is to improve awareness of the benefits that the arts can bring to health and wellbeing, and to stimulate progress towards making these benefits a reality in the UK.

Particularly, it provides a chronological overview of the significant publications not captured by major research databases, that have documented and guided the development of the Arts and Health field in the UK over the last twenty years. It does not include peer reviewed papers as these are included in a range of other databases and repositories. Partner Up allows you to search for artists, cultural and creative freelancers and organisations across London. Our database can help match you up with the right practitioner or organisation to work on partnership bids or other creative collaborations. Save the date of our next member’s event in partnership with Forum Central on Thursday 30th June at 3pm.

Journal Of Applied Arts & Health Journal

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.

  • We champion, support and connect people interested in how arts and culture can have benefits for health, care and wellbeing in Leeds.
  • 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 strongly advocate original art commissions, sensitivity to aesthetics and the introduction of nature into medical and other healthcare settings.
  • We have focused on digital solutions during the lockdown and explored ways of supporting a sector in crisis.

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.

Getting Creative With Our Wellbeing

The journal defines ‘health’ broadly to include physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, occupational, social and community health. We’re passionate about the importance of the arts in healthcare and the difference it can make to the experiences of our service users and staff. Our creative arts activities take place on the wards, bringing creativity in many forms to inpatients, and can include any artform such as visual art, photography, music, dance, drama, creative writing, reading for wellbeing, poetry.

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.

Arts, Health & Wellbeing

People in recovery from substance misuse in the UK, Italy and Turkey have collaboratively developed a manifesto that attempts to humanise the face of addiction. A Gentle Haunting.This short film was made by Clive Parkinson for the New South Wales arts festival and conference, ArtState, for Vic McEwan’s exploration around suicide – One for Sorrow, Two for Joy on Friday 6th November 2020. As a registered charity we are only able to continue to provide the information and resources found on this site if we continue to receive charitable donations and grants.

By jimmy