As a registered charity Arts & Health South West (AHSW) is committed to tackling health inequalities and helping more people experience the arts and culture for the benefit of their health and wellbeing.

As a free membership organisation, we provide learning programmes and resources, advocate with decision-makers and funders, deliver networking events, and support the development of partnerships and collaborations whose reach extends to a range of communities across the south west region.

As many of the organisations we work with are small scale and grassroots, the infrastructure to support them is fragile, so we work through a collaborative regional strategy, which supports arts and health organisations and practitioners to deliver arts and cultural activity in response to some of the most pressing issues facing the people of South West England. These include three priority areas; Mental Health, Loneliness, and Social Prescribing.