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London gallery launches anti-racism exhibition

The Arts Project, an established gallery space at St Pancras Hospital, has launched A MOMENT OF SILENCE, an online exhibition for all artists to come together and take a stand against racism. The gallery are inviting submissions until 12pm on 10 July 2020. The following guidelines apply:

Report tracking health of arts and culture in England ‘makes for shocking reading’

The National Campaign for the Arts (NCA) has launched its new Arts Index, a snapshot report of the health of England’s arts and culture. The latest edition covers ten years of austerity and reveals how the arts sector’s entrepreneurial response to a decade of decline in public funding, philanthropy and business support is now the very thing that threatens its future.

The report’s key findings include:

Kids in Museums launch wellbeing resource and museum award

To mark Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2020 the charity Kids in Museums launched a new resource that explores how museums can work with children and families to support their wellbeing, focusing on two case studies from Manchester Museum and the Whitworth.
 

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. 

Arts & Health Hub launches initiative to connect artists

Daniel Regan of the Arts & Health Hub has created a free space to support artists to connect and share creative ideas during the coronavirus outbreak.

Learn more about the collaborative resource and sign up here.

 

The Big Draw announces festival's 20th anniversary theme

Visual literacy charity The Big Draw has announced that its annual festival of creativity will be based around the theme Climate of Change and will be called The Big Green Draw Festival. Marking its 20th anniversary, the festival will focus on the relationship between people and our living environments and ecosystems; highlighting how we live today and the ways in which we do and do not harmonise with nature.

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.

Launch of world's largest study into impact of arts on health

King’s College London and UCL have launched the world’s largest ever study into the impact and scalability of arts interventions on physical and mental health

The Arts for Every Child: briefing paper released

New magazine, The Cancer Hive

The Cancer Hive is a magazine for anyone affected by cancer. It explores stories, thoughts, wisdom and advice from people who have been there, but uses artistic and creative methods to be more inclusive, visual and engaging.

It is co-directed and co-edited by Fruit Fly Collective and the cancer community to help change the conversations around cancer, making it less of a taboo, whilst providing support to those who are living with it.

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