The Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance’s first annual conference will be held in Newcastle on 21 and 22 March 2019

The conference is aimed at those working with the arts/heritage/creativity and health/wellbeing - or interested in learning more about this work. We hope it will be an opportunity to explore the particular challenges and opportunities presented by a time of unprecedented growth and public interest.


The Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance is a new national organisation representing everyone who believes that cultural engagement and participation can transform our health and wellbeing.


Creativity and the imagination are agents of wellness: they help keep the individual resilient, aid recovery and foster a flourishing society.


This new Alliance brings together the National Alliance for Arts, Health and Wellbeing and the National Alliance for Museums, Health and Wellbeing and involves over 50 leading organisations. We aim to bring about a step change in policy and delivery, and will focus on a strong regional infrastructure to support development and progress in the field.


This is the web holding page for the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance. We will be appointing a Director in April 2018 and the new website will be fully functioning towards the end of the year. To keep up-to-date with developments please sign up as a member of the new Alliance below. We will be sharing monthly bulletins on policy developments, updates on the progress of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Arts, Health and Wellbeing and plans for regional networking and training.

Anyone can become a member – sign up here

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For more information about the National Alliance for Arts, Health and Wellbeing visit: 

For more information about the National Alliance for Museums, Health and Wellbeing visit:

For general enquiries contact:

The Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance steering group is:

Arts Derbyshire, Arts & Health South West, Arts & Minds, Beaney House of Art and Knowledge, Birmingham Museums Trust, British Museum, Creative Health CIC, Equal Arts, London Arts in Health Forum, Manchester Metropolitan University, Mansfield Museum, Ministry of Others, National Museums Liverpool, Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Thackray Medical Museum, Tyne & Wear Archives and Museums, University College London, University of Cambridge Museums.

Supporting this will be a group of Strategic Alliance Members including:

64 Million Artists, Age Friendly Museums Network, Age of Creativity, Art Fund, Association of British Orchestras, Breathe Arts Health Research, British Association of Art Therapists, British Association of Dramatherapists, British Association for Music Therapy, Creative Dementia Arts Network, Culture 24, Group for Education in Museums GEM, Happy Museum, Historic England, Lapidus, Live Music Now, Making Music, Museums and Participation Network, Music in Hospitals & Care, National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance, Nordoff Robbins, Paintings in Hospitals, People Dancing, Royal Society for Public Health Special Interest Group for Arts, Health & Wellbeing, Snape Maltings, Social Prescribing Network, Sport in Museums Network, The Reader, The Whitworth and Manchester Museums, Voluntary Arts, Willis Newson, Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

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Top banner left: Culture Shots 2015, partnership between Central Manchester University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, The Whitworth and Manchester Museum, University of Manchester. Photographer: Andy Ford. Top banner right: Lady Nade Trio at the Fresh Arts Festival, Southmead Hospital Bristol. Producer: Willis Newson. Photographer: Clint Randall. Above left: Singing in Care Homes. Live Music Now and Creative Inspiration Shropshire CIC. Above middle: Claudia Phipps, Ripples, Rosie Maternity Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals. Managed by Addenbrooke’s Arts. Photographer: Gilbert Park. Above right: Parkinson’s Dance Class, Pavilion Dance South West.