The Alliance is in the process of becoming an independent organisation. The Alliance was brought into being thanks to the support of Arts & Health South West, who have hosted the organisation, applied for and held its funding, and currently provide governance through the Arts & Health Southwest board. Arts & Health South West also manage our relationship with the All Party Parliamentary Group for Arts, Health & Wellbeing (currently dissolved due to the pre-election period).
We will become an independent organisation in 2020, and as part of this process we have appointed a Board Designate.
Our Board Designate members are Rosie Dow (Breathe Arts Health Research); Ben Pearce (Paintings in Hospitals); Deborah Munt (Ministry of Others); Thanh Sinden (Museum Detox); and Esme Ward (Manchester Museum) – who is our Chair Designate. (You can read a short interview with each of them by clicking the links on their names.)
We will be appointing further Trustees in 2020 through an open call.
The Board will ultimately link directly to our Strategic Alliance Members and Partners, our regional champions, the APPG, and the LENS, to ensure that governance remains firmly linked to the work of CHWA’s members.
Please get in touch if you would like to know more.
The Alliance has two part time staff: a Director and a Coordinator.