Online Meeting Programme
In this troubled time we want to offer you support; enable you to re-connect and make new connections; and help everyone prepare for and imagine a different future.
Connect with others interested in arts and health by joining our Zoom networking meetings and webinars.
Here is a list of our most recent meetings and webinars, each one is available to view on our YouTube Channel.
We also have a range of other associated webinars which are available to view including Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2020 Webinars, and APPG on Arts Health & Wellbeing Webinars.
For our upcoming events please visit our Eventbrite page HERE. Anyone is welcome to attend all or any of our meetings and webinars, although you will see that sometimes some have a geographic focus and you may wish to join the meeting most relevant to where you live or work.
Wednesday 6th May (10:00 – 12:00)
Networking and support meeting: Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.
This was a regional networking and support meeting in partnership with Bristol City Council, Culture Weston and Willis Newson. Its area focus was arts and health in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.
Wednesday 13th May (11:00 – 13:00)
Networking and support meeting: BANES, Wiltshire and Swindon.
Wednesday 20th May (10:oo – 12.00)
Creativity & Wellbeing Week: Positive Futures
This online session was an opportunity to connect with others interested in young people, the arts, creativity and mental health, and was run in partnership with the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance, Hampshire Cultural Trust and Southampton Art in Health Forum.
This session was facilitated by Arts & Health South West as part of Creativity & Wellbeing Week 2020
Thursday 21st May (15:00 – 16:.30)
Creativity & Wellbeing Week Webinar: Evaluating Arts, Loneliness and Isolation
This webinar explored ways in which evaluation can support the arts and health sector to meet the challenges of loneliness and isolation.
The webinar was led by Jane Willis, Director of Willis Newson, one of the UK’s leading arts and health consultancies. Jane Willis was joined by Professor Norma Daykin, Tampere University, Finland, who reflected on her recent involvement with the What Works Centre for Wellbeing, including work on understanding loneliness and the effects of loneliness interventions in arts and culture. Organised in partnership with the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance.
Wednesday 27th May (10:00-12.00)
Gloucestershire: Co-produced arts and health interventions
This interactive meeting focused on working collaboratively to plan, test, fund and deliver co-produced arts and health interventions in Gloucestershire. It featured presentations and discussions from Create Gloucestershire, Artshape, and other members of the Gloucestershire Arts on Prescription consortium.
Wednesday 27th May (14:00 – 16:00)
Networking and support meeting: Cornwall
This was a regional networking and support meeting in partnership with Arts Well CIC. Its area of focus was arts and health in Cornwall.
Thursday 28th May (14:30 – 16:30)
Thursday 4th June (14:30 – 16:30)
Evaluating Arts, Loneliness and Isolation 2-part Workshop
Delving into evidence around arts, loneliness and isolation in more detail, looking at the different kinds and causes of loneliness. Participants were prompted to apply this to the context of their own project to develop a fuller understanding of participants’ needs.
The group looked at how to choose the right evaluation tool for each question, exploring the benefits and challenges of a range of qualitative and quantitative tools including outcome tools designed to measure loneliness and isolation.
These workshops were intended only for those who attended the webinar Evaluating Arts, Loneliness and Isolation on 21st May.
Wednesday 3rd June (10:00 – 12.00)
Networking and support meeting: Devon & Torbay
This was a regional networking and support meeting in partnership with Devon Recovery Learning Community, Significant Seams and Torbay Culture. Its area of focus was arts and health in Devon and Torbay.
Thursday 4th June (1200 – 13:00)
Webinar: Re-imagining creative wellbeing practice in the time of Covid-19
This webinar, with Philippa Forsey, Manager of the Creative Wellbeing Programme at Creativity Works, and Julia Puebla Fortier, AHSW Research Associate at AHSW, was a conversation about the ways artists, volunteers and peer-led groups are evolving in response to change.
Wednesday 10th June (10:00 – 12:00)
Networking and support meeting: Dorset
This was a regional networking and support meeting in partnership with The Arts Development Company. Its area of focus was arts and health in Dorset.
Wednesday 17th June (10:00 – 12:00)
Somerset: Social Prescribing then, now and in the future – Online Meeting
This interactive meeting featured presentations and discussions on the topic of Social Prescribing then, now and in the future, in Somerset, including case examples of current arts on prescription projects. This meeting was run in partnership with Creative City Somerset, Take Art and Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Friday 14th July (14:00 – 15:00)
An online webinar which discussed how to make pathways into the arts and health workforce more inclusive and diverse.
Chair of discussion: Lerato Dunn, Arts Development Officer, Bristol City Council
Euella Jackson, Engagement Producer at Rising Arts Agency, RISE Award Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2019
Dr Ranjit Khutan, Principal Lecturer and Head of Department – Public Health, University of Wolverhampton
Cleo Lake, Deputy Lord Mayor of Bristol, Dance Artist, Activist and Educator
Samya Sarfaraz, 5th Year Medical Student at Bristol Medical School. Trustee of Arts & Health South West
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