Events

This is where you will find events run by or in partnership with the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance. For other events, please check our twitter feed.

Creativity & Wellbeing Week: 17 to 23 May 2021

London Arts and Health and the Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance will be partnering for the third year to host Creativity & Wellbeing Week 2021.

The week is once again coinciding with Mental Health Awareness Week and it will also be part of a season of culture, heath and wellbeing activity that takes in the national (22-23 April) and international (21-23 June) conferences. We are planning to focus on three categories of events: online/digital; remote (eg. post/phone) and face-to-face.

Culture, Health and Wellbeing International Digital Conference 21-23 June 2021

Conference themes are Inequality; Power; and Sustainability

Join people from all over the world to hear about inspiring work spanning policy, research and practice. We want to place lived experience and co-production at the heart of the programme. We are now open for submissions of proposals for digital presentations, workshops, films and performance. We want to hear about news ways of researching, conceptualising and creating. We want to question assumptions and share different approaches to current issues and areas of practice and research. We will encourage lively debates and welcome challenge. Sign up for regular newsletters here.

A Culture of Care: National conference 22-23 April 2021

A Culture of Care is being restaged on 22 and 23 April 2021. We are planning a hybrid event with a focus on the East Midlands and lots of digital content. Our core themes remain care for the environment, care for each other and caring economies.

Creative Crunch with Age of Creativity: October 2020

Do you remember, in the olden days, when we went to conferences and randomly met the most interesting people over lunch? We miss that kind of networking- and from the sounds of it, you do too. The Age of Creativity and Culture Health and Wellbeing Alliance have teamed up to run a series of weekly, lunchtime ‘creative crunch’ sessions throughout October, starting on the 1st.

Winter Gatherings: 16-21 November 2020

A weeklong selection of virtual regional events and webinars, 16–20 November 2020 hosted by the Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance and Arts & Health South West. Regional events in the morning will be followed by national events each afternoon, including discussions focused on equality, representation and inclusion; practitioner support; lived experience; and everyday creativity.

Creativity & Wellbeing Week 2020! 18-22 May

Together with our partners London Arts in Health Forum, we are delighted to confirm that Creativity & Wellbeing Week will be a virtual event from 18-24 May 2020. We are re-imagining the Week, but keeping its core identity as a festival celebrating the groundbreaking work happening around the country bringing together culture, creativity, health and wellbeing. Our theme remains Positive Futures.

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A picture of a Parkinson's dance class, led by Pavillion Dance South West
Parkinson's dance class, Pavillion Dance South West

Arts & Health South West annual conference 31 Oct-1 Nov 2019

'Creativity at the Heart of Human Flourishing' will be held at Ocean Studios, Plymouth.

Day 1 will focus on developing a collaborative regional strategy for arts and health; day 2 is being run in partnership with Public Health England South West and will focus on Loneliness and Mental Health. Please find further information here

The Art of Wellbeing: 14 June 2019, Burnley, Lancashire

A symposium exploring the relationship between meaningful arts engagement and individual and community wellbeing

Hosted by Creative People and Places network and Super Slow Way in partnership with the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance

Where: University of Central Lancashire, Burnley Campus, 14 June 2019, 10:00 – 16:30
 

Artists Practising Well: Support for creative and cultural practitioners working with health and wellbeing

This half-day discussion will focus on the results of research conducted by Nicola Naismith. Nicola will present her initial findings before a broader discussion and workshop to explore how we can improve support and make creative and cultural practice in relation to health and wellbeing sustainable and beneficial to facilitators as well as participants.

#CHWAdeclares twitter chat

The Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance held its first Twitter Chat on 27 September (12:30-13:30) to discuss our draft emergency declaration, and to work with you to find our how we can contribute to changing the direction of climate change and environmental degradation.

‘Mirror Image’ - An Opportunity for Cultural Practitioners to Reflect on Wellbeing

Thursday October 3, 1.30-4.30pm.
Midlands Arts Centre, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH

Cultures of Health and Wellbeing

The Alliance‘s first annual conference was held at Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums in Newcastle on the 21st and 22nd March 2019.

Creativity and Wellbeing Week

Creativity & Wellbeing Week is a collaboration between London Arts in Health Forum and the Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance and a national initiative that asks how the arts and culture can contribute to everyone's wellbeing. It will run 10-16 June 2019 across the UK.