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Arts, Creativity and Health: A Special Issue for the Journal ‘Public Health’. Call for Papers – Deadline 30th September 2020

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 […]

“Very enjoyable collaborative project for a precious cause. Perfectly timed during lockdown” Participant Feedback on The Ugly Bug Ball

Project eARTh: ‘The Ugly Bug Ball’ Embroidery Project A project for participants in Project eARTh, and arts and health programme for adults across the High Peak, experiencing mental distress or other long -term conditions. This lockdown embroidery project is led by artist Amanda Whewell. It has been done by post […]

Multiple Quarantine Quilt projects are included in new report: How can the arts and creativity support people who are shielding or vulnerable during Covid-19?

The National Culture, Health, and Wellbeing Alliance have produced a report and a series of case studies of the role of the arts in supporting the most vulnerable. Multiple of the projects in our network are included, either explicitly (Necklace of Stars) or implicitly as commissioners and partners are profiled […]

Gulbenkian’s Culture Reset Programme offers public resources for culture practitioners

CULTURE RESET is a practical rapid response programme to inspire more relevant and impactful cultural organisations and practices. Born out of the devastating impact of Covid-19 and inspired by the urgent need to accelerate change and respond to the experiences of a broader diversity of people, it is providing expert support and dynamic […]

Art Refuge: The Coronaquilt

This project is not a textile quilt – but an idea, connection and virtual gallery. Art Refuge uses art and art therapy to support the mental health and well-being of people displaced due to conflict, persecution and poverty, both in the UK and internationally. In mid-March 2020 they launched this project – […]