This is where you will find events run by or in partnership with the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance. For other events, please check our twitter feed.

Culture, Health and Wellbeing International Digital Conference 21-23 June 2021

Conference themes are Inequality; Power; and Sustainability

APPG: How the arts, culture and creativity can help people who come into contact with mental health services

How can the arts, culture and creativity contribute to better experiences for people who come into contact with mental health services, and support the recommended changes to the Mental Health Act 1983?

Chaired by Ben Spencer MP, Co-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing. You can watch the full webinar here.

Plymouth Music Zone team day
Plymouth Music Zone, photo credit Dom Moore 2019.

CHWA 2021 Awards Ceremony: Friday 23 April, 2.30-3.30pm

Celebrate the shortlist and winners of the CHWA 2021 Awards, co-hosted by our award judges and partners with special guests.

You can watch the full ceremony here, along with some great music from Key Changes.

A Culture of Care: Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance national conference 21-23 April 2021

Our national conference was held online from 21-23 April 2021, ending with the celebratory CHWA 2021 Awards Gathering.

We delved into conversations about the big topics that have been amplified by Covid-19, including practitioner support and grappling with the sector’s role in challenging health inequalities, reflecting on how we can work more collaboratively and more intersectionally to address the multiple emergencies we face; a global health pandemic, the climate and ecological emergency, and rising inequality.

Creativity & Wellbeing Week: 17 to 24 May 2021

London Arts and Health and the Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance will be partnering for the third year to host this national festival.

Arrange an event for the week, join us for some curated events, or tell us about yourselves and your work on the Creativity & Wellbeing Week 2021 website.

Our theme is Care.

Creative Crunch with Age of Creativity: October 2020

Do you remember, in the olden days, when we went to conferences and randomly met the most interesting people over lunch? We miss that kind of networking- and from the sounds of it, you do too. The Age of Creativity and Culture Health and Wellbeing Alliance have teamed up to run a series of weekly, lunchtime ‘creative crunch’ sessions throughout October, starting on the 1st.

Winter Gatherings: 16-21 November 2020

A weeklong selection of virtual regional events and webinars, 16–20 November 2020 hosted by the Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance and Arts & Health South West. Regional events in the morning will be followed by national events each afternoon, including discussions focused on equality, representation and inclusion; practitioner support; lived experience; and everyday creativity.

Creativity & Wellbeing Week 2020! 18-22 May

Together with our partners London Arts in Health Forum, we are delighted to confirm that Creativity & Wellbeing Week will be a virtual event from 18-24 May 2020. We are re-imagining the Week, but keeping its core identity as a festival celebrating the groundbreaking work happening around the country bringing together culture, creativity, health and wellbeing. Our theme remains Positive Futures.

A picture of a Parkinson's dance class, led by Pavillion Dance South West
Parkinson's dance class, Pavillion Dance South West

Arts & Health South West annual conference 31 Oct-1 Nov 2019

'Creativity at the Heart of Human Flourishing' will be held at Ocean Studios, Plymouth.

Day 1 will focus on developing a collaborative regional strategy for arts and health; day 2 is being run in partnership with Public Health England South West and will focus on Loneliness and Mental Health. Please find further information here

The Art of Wellbeing: 14 June 2019, Burnley, Lancashire

A symposium exploring the relationship between meaningful arts engagement and individual and community wellbeing

Hosted by Creative People and Places network and Super Slow Way in partnership with the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance

Where: University of Central Lancashire, Burnley Campus, 14 June 2019, 10:00 – 16:30

Artists Practising Well: Support for creative and cultural practitioners working with health and wellbeing

This half-day discussion will focus on the results of research conducted by Nicola Naismith. Nicola will present her initial findings before a broader discussion and workshop to explore how we can improve support and make creative and cultural practice in relation to health and wellbeing sustainable and beneficial to facilitators as well as participants.

#CHWAdeclares twitter chat

The Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance held its first Twitter Chat on 27 September (12:30-13:30) to discuss our draft emergency declaration, and to work with you to find our how we can contribute to changing the direction of climate change and environmental degradation.

‘Mirror Image’ - An Opportunity for Cultural Practitioners to Reflect on Wellbeing

Thursday October 3, 1.30-4.30pm.
Midlands Arts Centre, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH

Cultures of Health and Wellbeing

The Alliance‘s first annual conference was held at Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums in Newcastle on the 21st and 22nd March 2019.

Creativity and Wellbeing Week

Creativity & Wellbeing Week is a collaboration between London Arts in Health Forum and the Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance and a national initiative that asks how the arts and culture can contribute to everyone's wellbeing. It will run 10-16 June 2019 across the UK.