Creativity and Wellbeing Week is a UK-wide festival celebrating and showcasing the transformative power of creativity on health and wellbeing.
Growing evidence shows that engaging in the arts has enormous health benefits, both physical and psychological, so the time has never been better to come together and support opportunities for everyone to participate – regardless of who you are or where you live.
By taking part, you will play a vital role in promoting the importance of arts and culture on people’s health and wellbeing. Use this site to find out how to host your own event, make connections with others, partner with us or just find out what is going on in your area.
There are many ways you can get involved in the festival and promote the importance of arts and culture on people’s health and wellbeing. Whatever you choose to do, your involvement will ensure there are more opportunities for everyone to experience the lasting health benefits of participating in arts and cultural activities. Find out how to host your own event, make connections with others, partner with us or just find out what is going on in your area.
It is with a heavy heart that we have decided to postpone Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2020. As a festival focusing on health and wellbeing, we feel as though it would be irresponsible to encourage public events at this time. We understand that this is not yet official government advice, however, given the timing of the festival, we are concerned that it will be taking place at a possible peak of the virus.
This is a fast-moving situation and is entirely unprecedented for all of us, so please bear with us as we navigate the next few weeks.
For those who have already put time and resource into events, we are sorry this is happening. There is nothing to stop you deciding to host events of course, and we will leave you to make that judgement, however, at this stage, we will not be marketing or hosting any events using the Creativity and Wellbeing banner.
Currently, we see this very much as a postponing and will be following advice around rescheduling the week later in the year. We are also looking into ways we can host some kind of virtual or digital festival in that week. If you have any ideas, please let us know.
We know that this is a worrying and unsettling time for many, and we need creativity and connection more than ever. We will be doing all we can as organisations to support our members and keep connections active.
Best wishes Jenni, Neil, Victoria and Hayley