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Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance 2020 Awards Gathering – 20 November 2020

Join the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance as they shine a light on the CHWA 2020 Awards shortlisted projects and announce the winners live.

The gathering will showcase the practice and people creating a culture of care for each other, their communities and the world. The awards focus on climate, partnership and practitioner support.

Register here

Art by Post, Southbank Centre – sign up by 11 October 2020

The Southbank Centre’s Art by Post initiative, developed in response to the Covid-19 lockdown in order to engage those most isolated by socially distancing measures, is being rolled out nationwide. Participants receive free creative booklets through their letterbox or via email every four weeks. The booklets, created in collaboration with artists, include creative writing, craft and drawing activities. Freepost envelopes are included in the packs so that participants can share their artworks to form an Art by Post exhibition scheduled for spring 2021.

Creatively Minded and Young report launch – 18 September 2020

The Baring Foundation is launching its new anthology that profiles the work of organisations that work with children and young people around arts and mental health. The online launch will be chaired by Vicki Amedume, trustee and Chair of the Baring Foundation’s Arts Committee, and feature presentations from five of the organisations featured in Creatively Minded and Young.  

National Day of Arts in Care Homes – 24 September 2020

This year’s National Day of Arts in Care Homes is themed #CreativeCommunities. Visit the dedicated site to learn more about organising an event and sharing your stories. The site features a range of resources, including How to guides and toolkits, to support care home staff to run projects and activities for residents.

 

Making Investigations, Bethlem Gallery - ongoing

Bethlem Gallery has launched a series of toolkits by artist Beth Hopkins that offer processes, ideas and techniques to support you in developing your art practice. The first edition of Making Investigations, entitled ‘Everything including the kitchen sink’, is all about using what is at hand to explore drawing and looking, feeling, moving and listening. Experience your kitchen differently. Further information can be found here.

My Miniature Art Gallery – ongoing

Since the beginning of lockdown artist Yvonne J Foster been creating miniature art packs to support the health and wellbeing of her community. Over the weeks they have been picked up by sharing on social media and are now being used by Safety Net Brighton and the Arc Centre in Stockport.

The packs are available for free download of there a limited number of art packs to be sent by post. Charities and organisations supporting health and wellbeing can purchase multiple packs for £2.50 each.

Arts for All: Virtual Connections, CW+ – till July 2020

CW+, the official charity of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, (CWFT) has launched a new digital arts programme designed to support the health and wellbeing of patients at Chelsea and Westminster and West Middlesex University Hospitals, in addition to staff and those isolating in the wider community.  

Art by Post, Southbank Centre - ongoing

The Southbank Centre has launched Art by Post, a new scheme which aims to reach people who are isolated and without digital access with free packs of creative activities designed to keep their minds active, help them feel connected to others and improve their mental health and wellbeing. The activities are designed for people living with dementia and chronic health conditions. People can self-refer or make a referral for someone they know.

Life under lockdown – ongoing

Hackney residents of all ages are invited to contribute to share and express their experiences of this extraordinary time. Submissions including short films, photographs and pieces of artwork or writing are invited and a selection of contributions will be shared on the council's new Hackney Spirit website. Every submission will be appreciated as part of Hackney's collective story.

Further information can found here

The By You Tapestry, Stitches in Time – until September 2020

Stitches in Time is a participatory arts and education charity with a social enterprise arm based in Tower Hamlets. Join them in making the ‘BY YOU tapestry’ - a unique textile artistic record of our shared experiences of Covid-19. Stitch the story of your daily life during the Coronavirus pandemic. Your individual embroideries will be joined together into a giant, historic textile, made by all ages across the country. It will be exhibited and celebrated together, when ‘normal’ life has resumed.

Further information can be found here.

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