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Hot on the heels of Arts Council England’s new strategic focus on health and wellbeing, the Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance is holding its national conference, A Culture of Care, at Derby Museum on Thursday 19 and Friday 20 March 2020. The conference will be addressing
- Partnership building that brings together health, culture, creativity, and social change
- Support for practitioners at a time when many report burnout and fatigue
- The connections between climate, health and culture and creativity
- How culture and creativity intersect with health inequalities ten years on from the Marmot Review
Confirmed panellists include Lord Howarth of Newport (president of the Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance), Esme Ward (Manchester Museums), Gregor Henderson, Public Health England, Ian Solomon-Kawall (May Project Gardens), Zena Edwards (poet/ arts activist), Daniel Regan (Freespace Gallery/Arts & Health Hub), Alistair Gentry (Unlimited), Dr Guddi Singh (paediatrician/ health campaigner/ TV broadcaster), Joy Francis (Synergi/ Words of Colour) and Thanh Sinden (Museum Detox). We're thrilled that Baby People's Melisma Choir will be performing on day 1 and the Sinfonia Viva Carers' Choir on day 2.
We will be offering ten free spaces to artists and carers based in Derby City. Please visit this page to apply. We are hoping to secure additional bursary support focusing on practitioners and carers in the East Midlands - watch this space.
This year we are also hosting our first CHWA awards.
The awards will focus on Climate, Collective Power and Practising Well. Working with our award partners, we aim to showcase good practice and people who are leading the way in creating a culture of care for each other, their communities and the world.
Winners will be announced at an evening event on day one of the conference (Thursday 19 March) and further promoted on the CHWA websites and networks.
To find out more about the CHWA 2020 Awards and apply, please click HERE
Some background reading/listening on our themes
Care for each other
- Artists Practising Well, Nicola Naismith
- Arts & Health Hub: A place for artists to connect, learn & share...
Care for the environment
- Our Twitter Chat (October 2019) and follow-up discussion with the Leeds Arts, Health & Wellbeing Network
- Creative Spaces for Nature ("an indispensable guide to the ways in which the creative sector can respond to the biodiversity crisis"), Chiara Badiali for Julie's Bicycle
- Sustaining Great Art & Culture, Julie's Bicycle / ACE report 2018/19 – including 'Stories from the Sector'
- "If we’re serious about changing the world, we need a better kind of economics to do it", Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee for The Guardian
- Ian Solomon-Kawall discusses his work on permaculture
- Jason Hickel on climate, the economy and inequality
THANK YOU to all our conference partners: