Upcoming events

Koestler Awards, London – 1 October 2015

'Re:Form' is the official opening of the 2015 Koestler Awards, the national showcase of arts by prisoners, offenders on community sentences, secure psychiatric patients and immigration detainees.

Local authority Arts, Health and Wellbeing Seminar – 1 December 2015

Arts Development UK is hosting a national seminar aimed at arts officers involved in both policy and practice related to arts, health and wellbeing commissioning and service provision. 

Social impact seminars (NCVO) - London, Peterborough, Leeds, Exeter, Birmingham - October-November

Many arts and cultural organisations need to show how their work contributes to social outcomes.  These may be outcomes required by public service commissioners or outcomes wanted by funders.  To do this well, the evidence you collect needs to align with your organisation’s creative mission as w

Arts and criminal justice in an international context – 8 December 2015

The National Alliance for Arts in Criminal Justice is hosting its annual Anne Peaker lecture focusing on the UK arts and criminal justice sector in an international context.

Singing and wellbeing research launch – 9 December 2015

Kent County Council and the Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health are hosting a formal launch of research into group singing and mental health.

"Do You Want The Truth Or Something Beautiful?" – 7 October 2015 – 11 December 2015

The Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, Kings College London is hosting an exhibition investigating the connections between medication, creativity and health.

Arts and Health – Check Up, Check In – 29 January 2016

Arts and Health- Check Up, Check In, a networking event for arts and health care practitioners and artists who work in healthcare settings taking place in Dublin next year.

The Art of Bedlam: Richard Dadd – until 6 February 2016

Bethlem Museum of the Mind is exhibiting a major retrospective of Victorian artist Richard Dadd (1817-1886), who created a significant amount of work while detained as a 'criminal lunatic' at Bethlem Royal Hospital.

Cardboard Citizens: Theatre of the Oppressed training – Sept 2015–March 2016

A series of new workshops offered by Cardboard Citizens. Venue: Cardboard Citizens, Whitechapel, London, E1 1EJ.

Streets of London participatory music – Autumn 2015–Spring 2016

A participatory music programme for people with mental health issues