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NHS70 Tea Dance at Great Ormond Street Hospital - photo by Davina Drummond
NHS70 Tea Dance at Great Ormond Street Hospital - photo by Davina Drummond

Connecting culture and health

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Interested in evidence? Visit our research and evaluation resource to find it – including the new WHO evidence report.

The Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance is a national organisation representing everyone who believes that cultural engagement can transform our health and wellbeing.

A Culture of Care: Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance national conference 2020

The 2020 Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance conference will be held on Thursday 19 and Friday 20 March 2020 at Derby Museum. Our theme will be Care: care for one another (participants, practitioners, commissioners); care for the environment; and caring economies.

Confirmed panellists include Lord Howarth of Newport (president of the Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance), Esme Ward (Manchester Museums), Gregor Henderson, Public Health England, Ian Solomon-Kawall (May Project Gardens), Zena Edwards, poet/ arts activistDaniel Regan, Freespace Gallery/Arts & Health Hub and Thanh Sinden (Museum Detox). We're thrilled that Baby People's Melisma Choir will be performing on day 1 with more performances to come.

To find out more and to buy tickets, click here 

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CHWA 2020 Awards

We are excited to announce our first ever annual awards for the CHWA 2020 Conference. Working with our award partners, we aim to showcase good practice and people who are leading the way in creating a culture of care for each other, their communities and the world.

The award categories, linked to our core themes of the conference: partnerships ( caring economies), practitioner wellbeing and climate change.

Deadline: by 5pm on Monday 24th February

Bursary Places for Derby based practitioners and carers

In partnership with Arts Development at Derby City Council we are offering 10 free spaces to attend A Culture of Care to freelance creative practitioners and carers who live, or whose practice, is based in Derby.

We are particularly keen to ensure the bursaries are representative in relation to the protected characteristics recognised in the Equality Act 2010 as well as class and socioeconomic status.

Deadline:  9am, Monday 24 February. 

CHWA 2020 Awards: Artist Commission

In partnership with Arts Development at Derby City Council, the Alliance would like to commission an artist based in the East Midlands region to create physical awards for the winners of the CHWA 2020 Awards

The 3 new artworks will creatively respond to each of the award categories and celebrate the creativity, curiosity and commitment of people working in the culture/health/wellbeing sector in England.

This is a paid opportunity.

Deadline for submission: 5pm, Wednesday 26th February

70 Stories

These stories represent personal experiences of the impact of creativity, culture and the arts on health and wellbeing. The first stories were published by the Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance (CHWA) to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the NHS in 2018, and we are continuing to grow the collection of stories. If you have a story you would like to share, please contact us.

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