Arts & Health

The Sector

Artists, social workers, GPs, art therapists, academic researchers, occupational therapists, psychologists, crafters, policy makers, public health professionals – its hard to say who we are and what we do quickly.

Nonetheless, there is a vast and growing population – and associated evidence – of people and organisations who advocate for everyday creativity – because of the health and well-being benefits they bring. The area associated with textiles is sometimes referred to as ‘Craftfulness.’

 A national organisation representing everyone who believes that cultural engagement can transform our health and wellbeing.

One of 8 national networks funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) to further research into mental health.

MARCH focuses on social, cultural and community assets and the role they play in enhancing public mental health and wellbeing, preventing mental illness, and supporting those living with mental health conditions. 

Research, advocacy and development across the UK and internationally

It works with a broad coalition of partners to better understand the impact of creativity, culture and the arts on health and well-being, and leads by example, delivering work that is driven by strong core values and a focus on social change.

Learning from Experience

Creative Sparks

By Melinda Schwakhofer – The Quarantine Quilt Project artist I am one of four artists on the Quarantine Quilt Project.  […]

Events for Practitioners