AHSW's Director, Trustees, and Members reflect on various aspects of arts, health and wellbeing.

Director’s Monthly Reflection

AHSW Director Alex Coulter shares her thoughts and reflections for August 2021

A very short reflection this month as I am in Spain.

Currently we are working on the evaluation of the Culture, Health and Wellbeing International Conference.  We will have a detailed report available in October. As I mentioned in the last monthly reflection, we will continue discussions about the conference themes: Inequality, Power, and Sustainability, at our annual conference in November. Please get in touch if you would like to give a 5 minute ‘Provocation’ on one of the themes. We are particularly keen to hear from people with lived experience of ill-health.

We will also use the annual conference to discuss capacity building, learning opportunities and peer support needs. Our Research Associate, Julia Puebla Fortier, is designing a survey to gather our AHSW members views in advance of the conference, which we will send out in our September newsletter, so if you are not already signed up as an AHSW member please do join us HERE!

Thank you to those of you who have already responded to the quick questionnaire about the conference format: digital, face-to-face or hybrid. Here is the link again if anyone else would like to comment:

Catch up on CHW21

We know not everyone could attend our third and final Culture, Health and Wellbeing International Conference (CHW21). So, if you would like priority access to all the recordings from the conference including keynotes, oral presentations and some workshops (over 94 recordings), we are offering the complete Youtube playlist for £50.

Here is an overview of the Conference Programme, if you would like to see what is included Conference Programme PDF (14 Jun 2021 edition).

If this is of interest please follow this link to our Stripe payment. 


Once you have made your payment, please forward your payment receipt email to Alexis at development[at]
who will then send you the link to the playlist. The link cannot be forwarded automatically, so we appreciate your patience as we process these requests during staff hours.

From November onwards we will be releasing the content on our website and curating a learning programme to continue conversations around our key themes of *Inequality *Power *Sustainability.

Here is a taster of the keynotes: INEQUALITY: The Global Context with Hon Carmel Sepuloni MP, Minister for Social Development & Employment, Minister for Disability Issues, Minister for ACC and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage speaking about The New Zealand Government’s Wellbeing Approach to Supporting the Cultural Sector and Professor Pascale Allotey, Director of the UN University Institute of Global Health speaking about ‘Culture is No Excuse for Inequality’.

Gain access to the full playlist HERE >>

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Keep well,

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