Events archive

Arts & Health Hub Social – 9 July 2020

The Arts & Health Hub is a community of artists and cultural producers interested in or working in the field of arts and health. This meeting offers the opportunity to meet other artists in the arts and health sector, share ideas and projects through an online event.

Further information can be found here


Hospital Rooms launches free art workshops – weekly until 13 August 2020

Arts and mental health charity Hospital Rooms has teamed up with a group of international artists to launch a free, digital art school for people using mental health services and the public.

The workshops, taking place each Thursday at 2pm, will introduce attendees to the artists’ creative practices, help them create their own artworks and answer questions.

Keeping the Conversation Going: Loneliness and Social Isolation – 1 August 2020

Arts Culture Health and Wellbeing Scotland and Voluntary Health Scotland will be hosting an online discussion on exploring creative responses to loneliness and social isolation in Scotland during COVID-19.

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.

#Musiceveryday, Music in Hospitals & Care - ongoing

Music In Hospitals & Care have recently launched their #musiceveryday initiative and regular live streamed concert series, taking the opportunity to bring musicians from across the UK to people they couldn’t normally reach whilst still connecting beneficiaries with familiar faces.

Arts Well: Grow – currently running until 7 July 2020

Arts Well: Grow is a programme of development for people interested in arts, health and wellbeing.

Arts and therapy in the time of the pandemic – 18 June 2020

Edge Hill University’s Research Centre for Arts and Wellbeing is holding a free online event to explore the contribution of the arts and arts psychotherapies to health and wellbeing during the Covid-19 pandemic. The event is being held in collaboration with the International Arts Therapies Doctoral Alliance led by New York University. 

Solitude and the encounter, Queen Mary University – 19 June 2020

Queen Mary University of London is running a one-day webinar on 19 June to examine contemporary encounters between the arts and mental health, as part of the Mad Hearts Conference.

Facilitating Groups – Social Distancing and Beyond, 64 Million Artists – 23 June-7 July 2020

Social enterprise 64 Million Artists has launched a series of three webinars examining the facilitation of online and in-person groups. The workshops will focus on co-creative activities, democratic processes, and issues of group facilitation during Covid-19 and beyond. They are relevant for anyone leading groups within the creative, organisational, cultural or community setting.

Arts 4 Dementia Early-Stage Dementia Awareness Training for Arts Organisations – 18 June 2020

This full-day online training aims to give arts facilitators greater understanding, increased skills, and confidence in communicating and working creatively with people experiencing the early stages of dementia and their carers, including remotely. This interactive training, held over Zoom, offers an opportunity to connect with other arts facilitators and organisations.

Climate Literacy 101 Support Programme – 4 & 11 June 2020

As part of the Arts Council England environmental support programme, Julie’s Bicycle is running a series of introductory webinars on creative climate action.

Making all the difference – Clinks Virtual Annual Conference – 29 June 2020

Clinks has planned its virtual conference in two parts, the first at the end of June and the second at the end of September:

•           Part one will be dedicated to managing your organisation during the Covid-19 crisis, and supporting your staff and service users

•           Part two will be focused on regrouping and recovery.

Flourishing Lives Online Reflective Practice Groups – June & July 2020

Open to those who work in community arts and wellbeing services, these online reflective practice sessions offer support and a space to explore and learn with other practitioners working in arts, health and wellbeing settings. They offer a non-judgemental place outside of work to unravel your thoughts and reflections on the challenges you face and your successes.

Season for Change – June-November 2020

Led by Artsadmin and Julie’s Bicycle with the support of Arts Council England, Season for Change 2020 will be a major cultural festival and campaign celebrating the environment and inspiring urgent action on the future of our planet taking place in the lead up to the UN’s COP26 international climate negotiation