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. Become a member and join the conversation.

Regional Champions in the Area

We are seeking a new Regional Champion, with an arts background, and more members for the West Mids Regional Steering Group. Deadline: Fri 12 November, 2021. 

Read more and apply here.

We would like to say thank you to Keisha Grant for her time, creativity and passion as the Arts champion from Summer 2020- 2021 and for helping to galvanise a new steering group of regional members.

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

The inaugural West Midlands Champions were 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.

Helen Fountain at CHWA Gather In, The Herbert 2021
Image: Jenny Harper

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

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.