The fifth annual London Creativity and Wellbeing Week will take place from 13-19 June 2016. Creativity and Wellbeing Plus is a new initiative jointly developed by London Arts in Health Forum (LAHF) and the National Alliance for Arts Health and Wellbeing. It aims to build on the success of London Creativity and Wellbeing Week by offering events to showcase the breadth and excellence of arts in health activity from right across the UK and world.
Arts in health organisations and practitioners are invited to submit their own events to be part of Creativity and Wellbeing Plus. It is easy to submit events – simply click on the ‘Submit an event’ button on the website homepage. Involvement in Creativity and Wellbeing Plus is a chance to reach a new audience, connect with fellow practitioners and join in a collective shout about how the arts can positively benefit health and wellbeing.
Creativity and Wellbeing Week runs from 13 June 2016. Events listed in Creativity and Wellbeing Plus will be highlighted online and in the overall press campaign for the Week and will also be promoted to participating organisations, the public and commissioners and policymakers.
The closing date for event submissions is 11 March 2016. For further information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2016 will be the fifth Creativity and Wellbeing Week. Last year, over 25,000 people attended more than 150 events across London and the rest of the UK. These included performances, talks, tours and workshops. The week provides a great way to focus the huge range of work which is happening all the time bringing together health, the arts, creativity and wellbeing. Events happened in hospitals, care homes, theatres, galleries and community centres. Some were open to the public, others were designed just for arts in health practitioners, some charged, most were free. Some were listings of exhibitions which were running during the week and others were one-off events, specially organised to coincide with the week. And some events were just opportunities for like-minded people to get together and explore the different ways that creativity can impact on wellbeing.
London Creativity and Wellbeing Week is an initiative of London Arts in Health Forum.