Call for case studies: How have culture and creativity been supporting people in health, care and other institutions during the Covid-19 pandemic?

The Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance is working with partners across culture, health and wellbeing to build evidence of the work being done by creative and cultural practitioners and organisations around the country to support health and wellbeing during Covid-19. We are gathering this information with the following aims:

  • to raise awareness of this work across the cultural, health and local government sectors
  • to better understand how and where this work is happening
  • to understand the benefits participants and creative professionals are deriving
  • to demonstrate the capacity of creativity and culture to support people during crisis and in recovery
  • to encourage further support for socially engaged practice in the future

This call for case studies relates to work being done to reach people resident in institutions during Covid-19: hospitals, care homes, hospices, prisons etc. and is being undertaken in partnership with Music in Hospitals and Care, Live Music Now, Paintings in Hospitals, Performing Medicine, the NPAG for Arts, Design & Heritage in Hospitals, Music for Dementia and the National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance.

Please see our previous report on work for people shielding or vulnerable at home here.

We would like to ask for more information about your projects for/in institutions, and for your consent to use all of this in public settings (on- and offline).

Where we will share this information

Collectively these case studies will be used 

  • to build a focused report on this work which will be shared partners across health and culture including our Strategic Alliance Partners: NHS England, Public Health England, the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Arts Council England and the Local Government Association
  • on the CHWA website and partners’ websites
  • for on- and offline events


Call out: 25 September 2020

Please send your response by: 5pm, Friday 23 October        

Report publication: 1 December 2020

Please fill in the attached questionnaire and consent form and send them back to us at – with an image if you can – by 5pm on 23 October

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