CHWA 2021 Awards

Cody Dock team members receiving their award made by Stevie Davies
Cody Dock

The CHWA Award Winners have been announced!

Watch the Awards ceremony on YouTube, hosted by CHWA's Hayley Youell and introduced by our Chair, Esmé Ward:


The CHWA 2021 Awards Shortlist is below:

Collective Power in partnership with Ideas Alliance and The Lived Experience Network (The LENs)

Shortlist: Boats on an Ocean | Breathe Arts Health Research (Breathe): NHS Staff Wellbeing Programme | Dance On, Yorkshire Dance | Joy of Sound | Maternal Journal | Misery Meets | Outside Edge Theatre Company

Highly Commended: Maternal Journal AND Misery Meets

Winner: Outside Edge Theatre Company

Practising Well in collaboration with Nicola Naismith

Shortlist: GEM One to One Mentoring Programme nominated by Sarah English (Birmingham Museums) | Kazzum Arts nominated by Lisa Hayes | North Bristol NHS Trust Fresh Arts nominated by Sophie Dunn (Live Music) |  Opus Music CIC nominated by Sarah Matthews | Soundcastle nominated by Caoimhe de Paor |  Thriving Facilitators nominated by Ally Walsh

Winner: Kazzum Arts

Climate, in partnership with Culture Declares and the Happy Museum project

Shortlist: Be-coming Tree | Collaborate, Cartwheel Arts | Cody Dock, Gasworks Dock PartnershipHOME Carbon Literacy Training: Remote Delivery | The Isthmus Project | Wellbeing Pathfinders, North Bristol NHS Trust

Highly commended: Collaborate, Cartwheel Arts 

Winner: Cody Dock, Gasworks Dock Partnership


Although the world and life as we know it has changed since we launched the CHWA 2020 Awards in the winter of 2019, we and our partners believe that the themes of collective power (partnership), practitioner wellbeing and climate are ever more relevant and important. We also recognize that we cannot go forward without addressing the connections between our work and health and cultural inequalities – and specifically the impacts of racism.  

During the pandemic, we have seen the culture, health and wellbeing sector respond with creativity, imagination and kindness to meet global crisis, local need and individual loss. As partnership and collaboration have driven innovation and greater reach, the need systematically to support wellbeing across the sector, respond to the climate and ecological emergency and its relationship with global and local inequalities is becoming clearer.

We were looking for projects, organisations and people who led the way through lockdown or are learning from this challenging time to build a better future.