Strategic Alliance Members & Partners

The Alliance works with a series of key partnership groups which help to ensure we are connecting to work at all levels around the country. These are our Strategic Alliance Members, Strategic Alliance Partners, Regional Champions and the LENS (lived experience) group, as well as the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Arts, Health & Wellbeing.

Strategic Alliance Members

Our Strategic Alliance Member organisations have national reach and specific areas of expertise that relate to culture, health and wellbeing.

64 Million Artists


Age Friendly Museums Network                

Age of Creativity

Art Fund                   

Association of British Orchestras            

Breathe AHR (Arts Health Research) 

British Association of Art Therapists

British Association of Drama Therapists                         

British Association for Music Therapy   

Britten Pears Arts

CADA, the Creative Ageing Development Agency

Creative People and Places       

Creative Dementia Arts Network

Creative Lives

Creative Minds   

Culture 24      

The Culture Capital Exchange         


GEM (Group for Education in Museums)

Happy Museum  

Historic England

Kids in Museums              


Live Music Now  

Making Music      

The Migration Museum

Museums and Participation Network   

Music for Dementia 2020

Music in Hospitals & Care           

National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance     

National Rural Touring Forum             

Network for Arts, Heritage and Design in Hospitals

Nordoff Robbins 

Paintings in Hospitals

People Dancing           

The Reader      

RSPH Special Interest Group for Arts, Health & Wellbeing

Social Prescribing Network         

Sport in Museums Network

Willis Newson

Strategic Alliance Partners

Our Strategic Alliance Partners are currently Public Health England, NHS England, the Local Government Association, Arts Council England and The National Lottery Heritage Fund. This group meets to discuss how we can better develop the relationship between health, local government and social care at a national level. This group is chaired by Professor Helen Chatterjee.

Helen Chatterjee is a Professor of Biology in UCL Biosciences. Her research includes biodiversity conservation and evidencing the impact of natural and cultural participation on health; she co-founded the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance, is an advisor to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Arts and Health, sits on the Royal Society for Public Health’s SIG in Arts and Health, and the IUCN Section on Small Apes. Her interdisciplinary research has won a range of awards including a Special Commendation from Public Health England for Sustainable Development and most recently the 2018 AHRC-Wellcome Health Humanities Medal and Leadership Award; she received an MBE in 2015 for Services to Higher Education and Culture. Helen has written three books 'Touch in Museums: Policy and Practice in Object Handling' (Berg Publications, 2008), ‘Museums, Health and Well-being’ (Routledge, 2013) and ‘Engaging the Senses: Object-Based Learning in Higher Education’ (Routledge, 2015) and over 50 research articles.

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Twitter: @h_chatterjee