Events archive

Online Early-Stage Dementia Awareness Training - 30 July 2020

This interactive early-stage dementia awareness training, specifically for arts facilitators and learning teams from arts organisations, will be delivered for Arts 4 Dementia (A4D) by trainer Aubrey Maasdorp, with arts workshop guidance from Roberta Mazur, Ellen Wilson and Nigel Franklin of A4D.

East Midlands CHWA Gatherings – 28 & 29 July 2020

Rachel Howfield Massey (Arts and Health Derbyshire) and Laura Phillips (Derby Museums) are hosting the second series of East Midlands CHWA Network Events, via Zoom. This is an opportunity to meet other culture and health practitioners from the region, find out how everyone is doing and think about what is wanted from a regional network.

APPG on Arts, Health & Wellbeing: Webinar – 16 July 2020

Tracey Brabin MP, Shadow Minister for Cultural Industries will chair this discussion where speakers will talk from a range of perspectives about the context of Covid-19 and how the arts and creativity have been used to support people who are shielding and vulnerable in our communities. This will be followed by a Q&A with the audience.

LMN at Home video library

Prior to the Covid-19 lockdown, Live Music Now musicians reached people in over 250 residential care homes each year. To continue to support and connect with people living in care and their carers, Live Music Now has created the LMN at Home video library, a free online resource of pre-recorded live music videos.

Pathways into Arts, Health and Wellbeing: making the sector more inclusive - 14 July 2020

Join Arts & Health South West’s online webinar to discuss how to make pathways into the arts and health workforce more inclusive and diverse. The conversation will be chaired by Lerato Dunn, Arts Development Officer at Bristol City Council and the guest speaker will be Dr Ranjit Khutan, Principle Lecturer and Head of Public Health Outreach and Engagement at University of Wolverhampton.

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.

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.

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.

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

Attachment & the Arts Conference, The relational human body – 10 July 2020

Research on attachment, trauma and the body has expanded in the past few years, including helpful findings from neuroscience that have helped develop our understanding of human distress. This in turn has had an impact on psychotherapeutic practices such as art therapy.