All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing

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Events and current activity

On this page you can find information about events hosted by the APPG, as well as annual reports and work to influence policy.

What is the APPG?

Find general information about the APPG for Arts, Health & Wellbeing, including our Terms of Reference.

Brief history of the APPG

The APPG was formed in 2014 and is a cross party group of parliamentarians with a shared interest in the field of arts, health and wellbeing. The aim of the APPG is to raise awareness of the benefits that the arts can bring to health and wellbeing and to stimulate progress towards making these benefits a reality across the country.

The APPG led a two-year inquiry 2015-17, which resulted in a report, Creative Health: The arts for health and wellbeing.

The APPG AGM was held on 23rd January 2023. The following Officers were elected:

  • Chair and Registered Contact: Tracey Crouch MP 
  • Co-Chair: Lord Howarth of Newport
  • Vice-Chair: Rachel Hopkins MP
  • Vice-Chair: Baroness Meacher
  • Vice-Chair: Baroness Morgan of Cotes
  • Treasurer: Baroness Andrews

The minutes of the meeting can be downloaded here.

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