This special issue will welcome submissions from across the spectrum of arts and culture to include: performing arts (incl. music, dance, theatre), visual and creative arts (incl. painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, crafts, design, photography, film), museums, libraries (including reading and creative writing), archives and other types of heritage, such as archaeology and natural heritage, where creative tasks and activities have been invoked to support health and wellbeing. Through a mix of commissioned articles and a dedicated call for papers, we seek to attract submissions that cover original research and reviews across a diversity of topics including, but not limited to: intervention studies; programme evaluation; longitudinal studies; applied arts and health; arts-based methods, co-production and participatory methods and methods development; social prescribing; health humanities; topical papers (e.g. creative responses to the COVID pandemic).