This month's research corner from MARCH focuses on community gardening, rural arts groups, traditional textile crafting and e-textiles workshops, a prison horticultural programme, and older adults participating in group music-making.
MARCH Network sandpit grants: deadline 15 September
The MARCH Network is inviting proposals for half-or full-day "sandpit events" to bring together experts on community assets and mental health to develop new research proposals that could be funded through the MARCH Network ‘Plus’ funds. Up to £3,000 is available for each event.
Day in the Life: Barbara Bloomfield, Rebecca Hearne
Barbara has been a counsellor and counselling supervisor for 25 years: "in the last decade I’ve moved much more into the world of expressive arts as I think creative expression is so helpful for wellbeing and resilience..."
Rebecca's PhD is about archaeology as a form of therapy: "I’ve seen first-hand how useful and life-changing it can be, and I can’t imagine myself doing anything else..."
APPG update July 2019
Find out about the latest activity of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Arts, Health & Wellbeing, including the APPG's AGM and Annual Report, a film of the Reading-based Creative Health event this May, and a new briefing for Integrated Care System planning developed in collaboration with the Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance and the Kent Surrey Sussex Academic Health Science Network.
Norfolk Creativity & Wellbeing Week: A blog from Mary Muir
Read about Mary's experience of setting up Norfolk Creativity & Wellbeing week this year: "...a perfect high-profile opportunity to build on our long-standing, ongoing strategic work to encourage and support greater collaboration between arts, culture, heritage, health and social care partners..."
The Art of Wellbeing: Film and Director's Blog
Creative People & Places have published a short film of our partner event with Super Slow Way in Burnley for Creativity & Wellbeing Week: The Art of Wellbeing – as well as a blog written by the Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance's Director in response to the day's provocations.
Save the date: Creativity & Wellbeing Week 2020! 18-24 May
Following the hugely successful national rollout of Creativity & Wellbeing Week in 2019 - with over 50,000 people attending events! - London Arts in Health Forum and the Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance are delighted to announce that the next festival will be held from 18-24 May 2020.
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