We are really pleased to announce the artists that will be accessing phase one of the Support Hub project. These artists will meet once a month in a closed peer-to-peer creative mental health group, exploring their lived experience and providing crucial support to one another.
We had an overwhelming amount of applications for our workshops with the Royal College of Psychiatrists Arts Special Interest Group (ArtSIG). We were only able to pick three artists for these commissions and the successful artists are listed below. We’re looking forward to kicking off these workshops in November and continuing for the next three months.
We are extremely grateful and excited to have received a new Arts Council grant to deliver the Support Hub, looking at practical support for artists.
The Support Hub is a pilot programme offering mental health support for artists with lived experience of mental health difficulties.
The Arts & Health Hub is working in partnership with the Royal College of Psychiatrist’s Arts Special Interest Group (ArtSIG) to commission 3 virtual workshops. The workshops are to be delivered to psychiatrists that are members of the ArtSIG who have a particular interest in how the arts can play a vital role in our health and wellbeing.
The Arts & Health Hub has received a Covid-19 grant from the National Survivor Users Network (NSUN).
On August 17th we held our second CONNECT event, Unlearning to Draw, with artist Frank Reed. Frank’s works are an exploration of architecture and space; more specifically, how the buildings that surround us shape us and determine how we interact with each other.
On August 5th we held our first CONNECT event, Decoding the Personal. This in-conversation event explored the role that genetics has played in 3 artists’ practice: Chrystal Ding, Paloma Tendero and Jill Mueller.
During June & July 2020 we collected information on how the pandemic has affected artists in the arts & health sector. It is no surprise that during the coronavirus pandemic…
In place of our usual monthly peer groups, we’ve been having weekly check-ins for artists and cultural producers via Zoom.