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Our Emergency Declaration & additional resources

The Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance has joined the second phase of the Julie's Bicycle Accelerator programme in a consortium with Arts & Health Southwest, London Arts in Health Forum and the national network for arts, design and heritage in hospitals. We are together developing plans to assess the sector's current practice in relation to climate change, and how best to articulate the connections between health, creativity, culture and climate.

Read about our November 2019 Twitter chat on climate and the culture, health and wellbeing sector, which looked at activism, inspiration, and the capacity of culture and creativity to support new visions for the future.

Climate Award 2021

Read about this year's shortlist and winners...

Be-coming Tree | Collaborate, Cartwheel Arts | Cody Dock, Gasworks Dock PartnershipHOME Carbon Literacy Training: Remote Delivery | The Isthmus Project | Wellbeing Pathfinders, North Bristol NHS Trust

Highly commended: Collaborate, Cartwheel Arts 

Winner: Cody Dock, Gasworks Dock Partnership

Climate Emergency Declaration

Our declaration is based on a template provided by Culture Declares EmergencyPlease visit their site to find out how you too can declare.

The Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance declares a Climate and Ecological Emergency

The Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance pledges to work with and support the organisations and individuals we work with, as well as our partners in health, social care and local government in tackling this Emergency, and we call on others to do the same.


Accelerator programme

Read more about our consortium's plans to accelerate our response to the climate and ecological emergency.

Climate Award

2020 was the first year of the Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance awards - including our Climate Award in partnership with Happy Museum and Culture Declares Emergency. Read about all the shortlisted projects here.

Nature blogs

In October 2020 we launched a new series of blogs focusing on the intersection of nature, culture, health and wellbeing.

Ministerial commitment

Along with fellow G20 Culture Ministers, Caroline Dinenage MP has adopted the Rome Declaration of the G20 Culture Ministers: a 32-point statement focusing on five priorities:

  1. The protection of cultural heritage and tackling illicit trafficking;
  2. Addressing the climate crisis through culture;
  3. Building capacity through training and education;
  4. Digital transition and new technologies for culture; and
  5. Creative industries as drivers for sustainable and balanced growth.