Events archive

Museum Collections on Prescription: Health, Wellbeing and Inclusivity – 15- 29 April 2021

The National Gallery is hosting three free webinars around health, wellbeing and inclusivity in the arts in the context of arts and heritage collections. The sessions are organised by three Subject Specialist Networks, ‘European Paintings pre-1900’, ‘Understanding British Portraits’ and ‘British Art Network’.

The webinars take place as follows:

April Artist Peer Group – 26 April 2021

The Arts & Health Hub is a community of artists and cultural producers interested in or working in the field of arts and health. It runs free monthly peer groups to discuss and further individual's artistic practice.

Ealing Arts and Health Alliance – 19 May 2021

Ealing Arts and Health Alliance aims to harness the positive effects that the arts have on health and wellbeing and create a space where impactful local projects and partnerships can be launched. The alliance meets every two months and welcomes anyone in Ealing working in the arts and health sectors or with children and young people. Social prescribing is the theme for May’s meeting.

Artists’ Coffee Morning – Music and Dementia – 20 April 2021

Artist Jenny Hibberd, music tutor James Sykes and programmer Andrew Johnston, creators of the Silent Orchestra project, will join City Arts for an online presentation and discussion on the theme of Music and Dementia. Inspired by a series of workshops with care home residents, the team created a set of multi-sensory musical instruments for people living with dementia.

12th Annual Arts and Healthcare Conference – 18 April 2021

The Institute for Arts and Health at Lesley University in the US has partnered with The Journal of Applied Arts and Health and the Journal of Creative Arts in Education and Therapy: Eastern and Western Perspectives to host this year’s conference virtually.

Bodies of Evidence: Contribution of Dance to Health and Wellbeing – 19 April 2021

This virtual symposium will explore how we research and evaluate the contribution of dance to health and wellbeing within the wider arts and health landscape. The event is organised as part of a research project Dance for Health: Debating and Moving Forward Methodologies Project, funded by the University of Exeter Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health, led by researchers from

Dissecting images: medicine and the photographic body – 24 March to 28 April 2021

How are our experiences of illness shaped by visual representations? How is health culturally and ethically inscribed in images? Join Liz Orton and Sukey Parnell Johnson in exploring photographic treatments of the body, a six-week online course about health, illness and its representations.

A Culture of Care: Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance national conference – 21-23 April 2021

The Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance’s national conference will be held online across three days, ending with the CHWA 2021 Awards Gathering.

Beyond: Develop – 8 February to 30 April 2021

In association with the Beyond programme, Graeae Theatre Company is running a series of free online CPD and wellbeing workshops for Deaf and disabled artists affected by the pandemic. These sessions aim to support artists in finding new ways to move forward in the creative industry, while exploring ways to diversify.

Flourishing Lives Online Reflective Practice Groups – from 24 February 2021

Flourishing Lives are offering an outlet for arts, health and wellbeing practitioners to explore thoughts and reflections on their challenges and successes and learn from peers in a non-judgmental setting.

The online groups of up to 8 practitioners will be led by trained facilitators and counsellors. The sessions run for two hours and cost £15 per person.

Unseen by Suzie Larke – till 16 April 2021

The Free Space Project’s exhibition features the work of visual artist and photographer Susie Larke. Suzie uses conceptual photography to depict the mental health experiences of a group of participants. Unseen aims to help people find a visual language through conceptual photography, helping them express their inner experiences in an empowering and engaging way.

Colour in Motion, Addenbrooke’s Hospital – until 1 September 2021

British artist Ian Davenport is exhibiting a collection of prints and paintings at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.