Creativity and Wellbeing week is run by London Arts in Health and the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance. The festival started as a small event based in London in 2012 , to coincide with the Olympics. In 2019 the week went national for the first time – allowing thousands more people across the UK to participate in culture and creative activities. The festival creates core partnership events, while encouraging and supporting organisations and individuals to organise their own activities..
Events can take any art form and can be held in clinical settings, cultural buildings or in the community – as long as they involve either accessing or participating in cultural activities that improve health or wellbeing.
We know that having access to culture and creativity can help us stay well, get well and live longer high quality lives.
There are many different forms creativity and culture can take and activities are often suitable from cradle to grave.
Our vision is that everyone can access high quality arts and creative activities, which improve health and wellbeing. Whatever their background and circumstances and wherever they live.
Our festival encourages everyone to try out arts and health activity whilst also showcasing some of the fantastic projects in the UK.
With debates and discussions, performances and exhibitions, tours and practical sessions, the Week is an opportunity to find out more, make connections, be inspired, and shape the future of arts, creativity and wellbeing.
We also curate sector events bringing together leading voices to discuss innovations and issues in the field. And support practitioners through learning and networking opportunities.