West Midlands

Close up Photo of a person drawing on a table as part of Creative Health CIC’s Still Lively Programme (Celebrating Age, ACE/Baring Foundation)
Creative Health CIC’s Still Lively Programme (Celebrating Age, ACE/Baring Foundation), image by Ming De Nasty

Each region is represented by two champions: one from the museums sector and one from the arts sector, each working with health and wellbeing.

Keisha Grant and Helen Fountain became CHWA Regional Champions for the West Midlands in June 2020.  Read more about their practice and visions for the role here.

They are taking over from inaugural champions Kate Gant (Creative Health CIC) and Rosie Barker (Birmingham Museums) who worked to bring the first regional steering group together and collectively set priorities and develop activities for the region. Learn more here.

Keisha Grant
Keisha Grant

Arts Champion: Keisha Grant
Artistic Director and Founder of Keneish Dance

Helen Fountain
Helen Fountain

Museums Champion: Helen Fountain
Age Friendly Cultural Coordinator, Age of Creativity;
Museums in Coventry, Freelance Museum Practitioner

Calling arts/health professionals for a new cultural collective


Specialists in the following;

  • African or Carribbean Dance Somatics 
  • Dance science 
  • African mysticism / religions
  • Therapists / physiologists
  • Traditional Carribbean, African or Native American

Story Tellers

  • In clinical practice
  • Youth Workers 
  • Anthropologists

To be part of a collective to explore, create, collaborate and facilitate. 

Cultural collective of arts health professionals in collaboration with 'Afro Flow' - an intensive Foundation Learning course led and co facilitated by Keisha Grant.

Read more about the practice here: http://www.keneishdance.com/flowpractice/

If you are interested in being part of this exciting new collective please contact arts champion for the Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance for the West Midlands, Keisha Grant, at info@keneishdance.com.

Regional champions are working with the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance in a voluntary capacity. Become a member and join the conversation. Culture, health and arts organisations in the West Midlands have a long history of partnership-working which has positively transformed wellbeing. They share a commitment to continue working together in developing high quality practice. 

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