A Culture of Care: Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance national conference

19/03/20 to 20/03/20
10.00am - 4.00pm

The 2020 Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance conference will be held on Thursday 19 and Friday 20 March 2020 at Derby Museum.

The theme will be Care: care for one another (participants, practitioners, commissioners); care for the environment; and caring economies.

Confirmed panellists include Lord Howarth of Newport (president of the Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance), Esme Ward (Manchester Museums), Ian Solomon-Kawall (May Project Gardens) and Thanh Sinden (Museum Detox). We’re thrilled that Baby People’s Melisma Choir will be performing on day 1 with more performances to come.

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This year the conference will also host the first CHWA awards.
The awards will focus on Climate, Collective Power and Practising Well. Working with  award partners, CHWA aims to showcase good practice and people who are leading the way in creating a culture of care for each other, their communities and the world.

Winners will be announced at an evening event on day one of the conference (Thursday 19 March) and further promoted on the CHWA websites and networks.

To find out more about the CHWA 2020 Awards and apply, please click HERE


Some background reading/listening on the conference themes:

Care for each other

Artists Practising Well, Nicola Naismith

Care for the environment

Twitter Chat (October 2019) and follow-up discussion with the Leeds Arts, Health & Wellbeing Network

Creative Spaces for Nature (“an indispensable guide to the ways in which the creative sector can respond to the biodiversity crisis”), Chiara Badiali for Julie’s Bicycle


Caring economies

“If we’re serious about changing the world, we need a better kind of economics to do it”, Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee for The Guardian

Ian Solomon-Kawall discusses his work on permaculture


We are hoping to secure bursary support for free spaces, particularly for people with lived experience of the impacts of health and freelance creative practitioners in the East Midlands – watch this space.

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