Call Out: CHWA West Mids Regional Champion (Arts) and Steering Group Members

CreateSpace arts for wellbeing project, Birmingham Museums Trust/Creative Health CIC/Rita Patel
CreateSpace arts for wellbeing project, Birmingham Museums Trust/Creative Health CIC/Rita Patel

Are you based in the West Midlands region?

Are you passionate about culture/health/wellbeing and ready for a new challenge?  

Do you want to be part of developing regional and national networks to support the culture/health and wellbeing sector? 

If so - join us! Become a regional champion or join the steering group for the West Mids - deadline 12 November.

To listen to the audio description of this call out, click here. 

The CHWA West Mids Regional Champion (Arts) Role

The Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance is a national sector support organisation that represents everyone who believes that creative and cultural participation can transform the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities. 

The work of the Alliance is steered by a group of Regional Champions from each of the nine UK regions. As we are faced with more and more global challenges, from health inequalities to climate change, the role of regional and local activity is increasingly vital. We are looking for a candidate with a background of working in the arts who shares this belief and has the passion, commitment, and existing regional networks that can support this collective endeavour.

The appointed individual will join Helen Fountain, the exisiting Museums Champion and Kiz Bangerh, The LENs Champion, to bring together representation and expertise from across museums, arts and lived experience. Working together, the champions will share information from the region with the national steering groups and vice versa, and collaborate to respond to the needs of the sector within the region.

We are particularly interested in applications from people who identify with one or more of the protected characteristics as defined in the Equalities Act 2010. CHWA welcome applications from all socio-economic backgrounds.

This is a voluntary role. Travel expenses to attend national steering group meetings will be met by the Alliance and an honorarium paid to freelance practitioners for national meeting attendance. The initial term for this role is two years.

Click here to find out more about the role and responsibilities of the CHWA Regional Champions in the West Midlands.

We would like this opportunity to say thank you to Keisha Grant for her time, creativity and passion as the Arts champion from Summer 2020- 2021 and for helping to galvanise a new steering group of regional members.

Become a member of the CHWA West Midlands Steering Group

Are you based in the West Midlands and committed to culture/health and wellbeing? Do you want to be more involved in shaping the regional strategy and work of the alliance alongside the Regional Champions?

This is a voluntary role, with a requirement of attending several meetings a year.

Click here to find out more about the role and responsibilities of being a steering group member. 

Please note that the optimum steering group size is 12-15 people. If we receive a large amount of applications, the appointed CHWA Regional Champions will work to build a group that is as representative as the breadth of experiences, practices and localities from the region as possible. 

Important Dates

  • Applications open: Friday 15 October, 2021
  • Applications close: Friday 12 November, 2021
  • Regional Champion interviews with members of the West Mids steering group: December 2021
  • Appointed to start: January 2022

Application Process

  • Complete the short expression of interest form, here
  • Complete the Equality, Diversity and Representation form, here.
  • Applications will be reviewed by the West Mids Steering Group and the central CHWA Team and shortlisted candidates will be invited to a short interview for the Regional Champion role. Applicants interested in the steering group will be contacted separately.

For further information

To find out more about the role or to ask any questions, please contact Hayley at

To learn more about what's happened so far in the region, head to the West Mids page.