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Annual Survey

This is an important tool for us in working out what we offer members and also what goes in (and out) of the newsletter. And we rely on your input. Over recent years, the newsletter has become a really important barometer of work in arts in health in London and beyond so it would be great if you could take five minutes to fill in the survey here: www.surveymonkey.com/s/LAHF before Monday 23 January.

Cultural prescribing: why arts in health is not an ‘add on’

Our director, Jenni Regan, has written for London Plus about the value of cultural prescribing in supporting people’s health and wellbeing during the pandemic and beyond.

Read Jenni’s blog

Partner up with LAHF

LAHF have launched a new tool designed to enable creative, cultural and arts organisations and freelancers working in arts, health and wellbeing to work better, together.

Increasingly at LAHF we get contacted by organisations outside of the creative, health and wellbeing sectors looking for suggestions of good creative, arts and cultural organisations and freelancers to work with. In order to better facilitate these requests, we've built a handy tool to do this job quickly and efficiently.

Have your say on social prescribing

We want to find out what cultural organisations need to know about social prescribing in London. Are you an organisation or freelancer working in arts, health and wellbeing wishing to access funding to get more involved in social prescribing activities? Or maybe you already deliver projects and want to share your views? Are you a medical professional wishing to get involved in a greater range of social prescribing activities? Or a link worker looking for cultural organisations in your area to be involved in the delivery of social prescribing projects?

Creativity and Wellbeing Week reimagined

We are happy to share that, alongside our partners the Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance (CHWA), we have re-imagined Creativity & Wellbeing Week 2020.

We may not be able to come together in the same way, but we do want to provide a space where people can celebrate the incredible individuals and organisations that work in this sector. 

Creativity and Wellbeing Week Update

It is with a heavy heart that we have decided to postpone Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2020. As a festival focusing on health and wellbeing, we feel as though it would be irresponsible to encourage public events at this time. We understand that this is not yet official government advice, however, given the timing of the festival, we are concerned that it will be taking place at a possible peak of the virus.

This is a fast-moving situation and is entirely unprecedented for all of us, so please bear with us as we navigate the next few weeks.

Sign up for Creativity & Wellbeing Week 2020

We are delighted to announce the Creativity & Wellbeing Week 2020 website is now live with an amazing new look and lots of information about this year’s festival, taking place 18-24 May.

We partner with the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance to run the UK-wide festival which promotes the importance of arts and culture on people’s health and wellbeing.

LAHF joins second cohort of innovative sustainability programme

LAHF is part of a consortia, led by the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance, taking part in the second cohort of the Julie's Bicycle Accelerator Programme to develop ‘innovative ideas around sustainable practice’.

We will have three areas of focus:

Looking Back Looking Forward

 

January 2020 marks a year of being in the role of Director for London Arts in Health. New Year is always a good time to reflect and look forward and so I thought I would round up some of what I have learnt a year in as well as what I am looking forward to.

Developing connections and conversations between Higher Education and the Arts and Culture Sector - 18 February 2020

TCCE Arts and Health Forum in collaboration with London Arts and Health Forum and Culture Health and Wellbeing Alliance presents: Developing connections and conversations between Higher Education and the Arts and Culture Sector.

Brief introductions and presentations from: Victoria Hume (Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance), Jenni Regan (London Arts and Health Forum), Evelyn Wilson (TCCE) amongst others.

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