The new national Alliance for Arts, Health and Wellbeing is an initiative which will be launched in October this year with a range of activities, including local and regional press campaigns. The Alliance has been in the process of coming together as a fully constituted organisation over the last couple of years. Work with the Department of Health, Arts Council England and consultation with practitioners, arts directors, service users and institutions across the country has been taking place to formalise a strategic, co-ordinated approach to Arts and Health practice and research across England.
The website for the Alliance is already up and running and – along with other resources – includes case studies, information on funding sources, links to relevant research, and the ‘Charter for Arts, Health and Wellbeing’.
Visit it at www.artshealthandwellbeing.org.uk.