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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.

For All I Care – from 25 November 2020

Wellcome Collection and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary are launching a five-part podcast mini-series about how to care, more creatively. The series is presented by multidisciplinary artist Nwando Ebizie, with contributions from the worlds of contemporary art, science and health. With ideas for how to care and connect, the series will explore the urgency and complexity of care through conversations, artistic works and healing experiences.

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Paper highlights extent of class imbalance within creative industries

The Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre (PEC) has published a paper that provides an up-to-date picture of workforce demographics in the creative industries. The report, Getting in and getting on: Class, participation and job quality in the UK's Creative Industries, identifies and develops upon five key facts:

Creatively Minded and Young report launch – 18 September 2020

The Baring Foundation is launching its new anthology that profiles the work of organisations that work with children and young people around arts and mental health. The online launch will be chaired by Vicki Amedume, trustee and Chair of the Baring Foundation’s Arts Committee, and feature presentations from five of the organisations featured in Creatively Minded and Young.  

Network launched to support Covid-19 mental health studies

The Wellcome Trust is funding a network of longitudinal studies on the global mental health impact of Covid-19, led by an international steering group of scientists and mental health professionals.

COVID-Minds links together studies from countries around the world, supporting the sharing of protocols and data, the harmonisation of mental health measures, and the dissemination of findings to policy-makers and health bodies.

The network will collate empirical research on mental health as it is published and send fortnightly newsletters to help researchers stay up to date.

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.

 

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