We are looking for cultural partnerships across the UK who can help us deliver headline events and bring the transformational power of creativity on health and wellbeing to a wider audience.
There is growing evidence that creative and cultural activity can lead to improved health and wellbeing. We want to develop deeper partnerships with the Department of Health and Social Care, NHS England, social care providers and others to support further research in this area, learn from what is proven to work internationally, and explore the potential of promising new approaches such as social prescribing
The festival is a fantastic opportunity for our cultural partners to find out more about arts and health and work with us to further develop activities in this sector.
We have the knowledge, expertise and relationships within the sector and would love to share this with our cultural partners and support organisations to create a sustainable arts and health offering.
In 2019 the week kicked off with a Creative Health Conference at the Southbank Centre that included keynotes from both the Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, and Simon Stevens, NHS England chief executive. The event was attended by over 700 people from across the arts, health and academic sectors.
Here, in a film from our 2019 partner Thrive LDN Gillian Moore, Director of Music at the Southbank Centre, introduces the conference: