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City: London/Lyon
Job Role: Artist and humanatarian worker
Company: MSF
Art Forms: Multidisciplinary, Photography
Bio:
My artistic work investigates topics ranging from mental health to collective societal issues such as forced displacement.

Having completed an MSc in Clinical Psychology and Psychopathology at Lyon University in 2011, I bring this field of study to my art practice by gaining an MA in Art & Science, Department of fine art from Central St. Martins in 2018.

City: london
Job Role: artistic director
Company: filmpro
Art Forms: Filmmaking, Multidisciplinary, Photography
Bio:
Our mission is to extend the ways of making and experiencing film and digital art, while enhancing the diversity of the UK and worldwide arts sector. Founded in 2001 by Caglar Kimyoncu as an informal collective, filmpro became a non-profit company limited by guarantee in 2009. Based in Stockwell, London, we aim to fill a crucial gap in the arts sector, supporting artists who experience exclusion and other barriers in their practice.
City: London
Job Role: Specialist Physiotherapist in Pain Management
Company: NHS
Bio:

My name is Camille.


I work as a physiotherapist in a London Pain Management service. I am part of an extraordinary NHS multidisciplinary team (physiotherapists, psychologists, OTs and nurses) working with people living with persistent pain. With them, we work towards acceptance and participation in activities that are important to them, in order to support their wellbeing and meaning in life. It is a fascinating person-centered work.



I am also studying a MSc in Education (Brighton University). I believe in arts-based approaches as a powerful transformative way for both people living with pain/illness, health professionals and the wider public, to learn about the individuality of each other\'s experiences in a context of shared-humaness.


 

Through my academic and personal works, I am developing ideas and projects using arts to enhance effective communication and empathy in healthcare. I would like to grow these activities to a professional level.


City: manchester
Job Role: N/A
Company: N/A
Art Forms: Ceramics, Fabric / Textiles, Painting, Sculpture
Bio:
Outsider artist mind tripping through illness.
City: London
Job Role: Artist/designer
Company: Independent professional
Art Forms: Fabric / Textiles, Multidisciplinary, Other, Painting
Bio:
 

Caroline Jones loves to make big things. She has done this for Carnival, Theatre and Events in far flung Australia, Indonesia, India and downtown London, working with teams of artists, children and community groups. Clients include the National Theatre, The City of London Festival, Sydney Festival, Thames Festival, EEA, Film Australia, Phakama and Ambassador Theatre Group.



http://carolinejones.carbonmade.com/

 A few years ago whilst undergoing treatment for breast cancer I invited 12 artists to collaborate with me on the Headcase Project. I would like to take the work we did on this to a wider audience and to involve women (or men) who are undergoing similar treatments.


City: Peterborough
Job Role: Creative Director
Company: Pink House Arts CIC
Art Forms: Fabric / Textiles
Bio:
Freelance creative working with vulnerable adults to inspire, motivate and improve wellbeing.
City: London
Job Role: Artist
Company: CB Art & Communication
Art Forms: Painting
Bio:

My artwork is focussed on the memory and energy of gesture. I have run workshops for adults which provide an environment enabling people to relax and be creative through process, and to experience the joy of creativity. I aim to create a non-judgemental and “safe” environment conducive to creative play, to foster enjoyment of drawing and painting through mark-making using simple materials available in the home and to encourage experimentation. I find looking and drawing to be an immensely nourishing activity and want to share the joy it gives me. I am keen to increase people\'s confidence and enjoyment of the process of mark-making, which is what drawing is about, to help quieten the voice of censorship that many people hear, particularly the common fear that “I can’t draw…I’m rubbish at drawing” etc.


City: London
Job Role: Creative Producer/arts project design/ management
Company: LEAP London
Art Forms: Multidisciplinary
Bio:
Drawing on 20 years professional experience within the social care sector, and 10 years professional experience within the arts and health sector, I build creative initiatives responding to individual, social and community need.

 

By commissioning and co creating programmes, initiatives and events with participatory/ socially engaged artists/ as well as working in partnership with professionals across the health and social care sectors, I aim to bridge the gap between the arts and social and health care.

 

I enjoy the challenge of producing work that responds to the complexity of a situation and leading on strategies and projects with multiple stakeholders.

 

I\'m energised and inspired when I\'m developing ideas and initiatives with artists

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drawing on 20 years professional experience within the social care sector, and 10 years professional experience within the arts and health sector, I build creative initiatives responding to individual, social and community need.

As former Arts Development Manager at Jewish Care I worked to establish and develop an extensive participatory arts programme, over the organisations 12 care homes.

I have recently (2019) formed my own company LEAP London CIC ,to continue  co create programmes, initiatives and events with participatory/ socially engaged artists/ as well as working in partnership with professionals across the health and social care sectors, I aim to bridge the gap between the arts and social and health care.

LEAP London has been awarded a grant from Brent Borough of Culture 2020 for intergenerational arts projects between primary school children and older adults living in the same locality.

I\'m energised and inspired when I\'m developing ideas and initiatives with artists.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drawing on 20 years professional experience within the social care sector, and 10 years professional experience within the arts and health sector, I build creative initiatives responding to individual, social and community need.

 

By commissioning and co creating programmes, initiatives and events with participatory/ socially engaged artists/ as well as working in partnership with professionals across the health and social care sectors, I aim to bridge the gap between the arts and social and health care.

 

I enjoy the challenge of producing work that responds to the complexity of a situation and leading on strategies and projects with multiple stakeholders.

 

I\'m energised and inspired when I\'m developing ideas and initiatives with artists

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drawing on 20 years professional experience within the social care sector, and 10 years professional experience within the arts and health sector, I build creative initiatives responding to individual, social and community need.

 

By commissioning and co creating programmes, initiatives and events with participatory/ socially engaged artists/ as well as working in partnership with professionals across the health and social care sectors, I aim to bridge the gap between the arts and social and health care.

 

I enjoy the challenge of producing work that responds to the complexity of a situation and leading on strategies and projects with multiple stakeholders.

 

I\'m energised and inspired when I\'m developing ideas and initiatives with artists

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drawing on 20 years professional experience within the social care sector, and 10 years professional experience within the arts and health sector, I build creative initiatives responding to individual, social and community need.

By commissioning and co creating programmes, initiatives and events with participatory/ socially engaged artists/ as well as working in partnership with professionals across the health and social care sectors, I aim to bridge the gap between the arts and social and health care.

I enjoy the challenge of producing work that responds to the complexity of a situation and leading on strategies and projects with multiple stakeholders.

I\'m energised and inspired when I\'m developing ideas and initiatives with artists
 

 

City: London
Job Role: Artist
Art Forms: Fabric / Textiles, Filmmaking, Multidisciplinary, Other, Photography, Sculpture
Bio:

Carys Reilly is a contemporary artist living and practising in London. Her practice combines sculpture, photography and body art. 



Her work is influenced by the \'Pictures Generation\' artists, and the radical narcissism of 1970s feminist performance. The narratives of her practice are shaped by her own experience of chronic illness, and fascination with historical texts on hysteria.



Carys graduated from Winchester School of Art in 2015, specialising in woven textiles. Her BA collections integrated sculpture, illustration, typography and weaving to create immersive worlds and narratives critiquing contemporary constructs of femininity and attitudes towards mental illness.



She then went on to study at the Royal College of Art, graduating with a Masters degree in Textiles in 2017. Here she further developed her sculptural pieces and her flair for melodrama and performance, expanding on her exploration of femininity and mental illness. 



Carys has worked with several artist collectives, including Womanstanley and Sweet ‘Arts. Her piece The Hermit, The Waif, The Witch and The Queen has been exhibited in America and Vietnam, as part of an International Art Exchange with Sweet ‘Arts.


City: Brighton
Job Role: Participatory Artist
Art Forms: Fabric / Textiles, Other
Bio:

I am participatory Visual Artist using printmaking, fabric and paper to engage with diverse communities across the South East, producing colourful, often collaborative, artworks and installations. 



I have an MA in Textiles from Goldsmiths College, London and a BA in Art and Social Context from Dartington college of Arts, Devon. You can see some of my work here https://www.instagram.com/cath_bristow_prints




As a practising printmaker, the workshops I deliver are largely print focused, combined with collage or drawing. Making printmaking accessible to everybody is fundamental to my practice and in every workshop I see the positive effect, enjoyment and energy that being creative and making bring to peoples lives. The exploration of Art and Health is central to my practice to facilitate activities that engage and encourage social inclusion support health, wellbeing and provide a visual platform for creative expression.




Printmaking is a rewarding medium to work within and feedback from participants after workshops has been very positive, describing the workshops as immersive, the feeling that for  a while the workshops have \"taken them out of themselves\", this is especially the case with some of the carers group workshops. 



In my experience participants enjoy the technical aspects of printmaking and often are less daunted to commiting to printmaking especially those who lack confidence. Perhaps this is to do with the lack of finality that the process offers, the reassurance that you can do more than one and the endless opportunity for experimenation that  this  opens up.


City: Norwich
Job Role: Photographer
Art Forms: Photography
Bio:
I\'m a photographer working with slow photographic techniques and processes to reflect on my own lived experience, and to find points of intimacy and connection with my subjects. My practice is research-led and grounded in the application of photography as a means for self-exploration: that in making photographs we can identify and reconstruct our personal narratives.

I have a particular interest in trauma, and am working towards a trauma-informed photographic practice.

City: Waterford
Job Role: Visual artist
Art Forms: Ceramics, Fabric / Textiles, Glass, Metal, Pottery, Sculpture, Writing
Bio:
I am a visual artist that works through sculpture, installation and mixed media. My work is research based and centred around females and their life journey. I strive to work collaboratively with community groups to represent information gathered through discussions and workshops.
City: Killorglin
Job Role: Artist
Company: KC Fluid Art
Art Forms: Painting
Bio:
Irish fluid artist fro County Kerry  Ireland. Working with fluid acrylic paint. Self taught this  has allowed me to relax and focus at times when depression and anxiety are at their worst.
City: Dublin
Art Forms: Illustration, Multidisciplinary, Painting, Photography
Bio:
Practicing artist and health care professional
City: Edinburgh
Art Forms: Glass, Painting
Bio:
Visual artist with a background in participatory arts within paediatric healthcare settings.
City: London
Job Role: Photographic Artist
Company: Celine Marchbank
Art Forms: Photography
Bio:

Celine Marchbank is a British photographic artist and lecturer based in London. Her practice explores everyday life, fascinated by the quiet details of domesticity, with a particular interest in home and family, exploring deeply intimate stories. 


City: Broxbourne
Job Role: Student
Company: Mr
Art Forms: Other, Photography, Sculpture
Bio:
After a 27 year career in the City, Charles decided to enrol at Central Saint Martins to study MA Contemporary Photography, Practises and Philosophies in 2018.
Charles works with sculpture, printing and photography and he is particularly interested in cultural diversity and man’s impact on his environment which he has documented during his extensive travels.

City: London
Job Role: Director
Company: Moving Pieces Collective
Art Forms: Dance, Multidisciplinary, Writing
Bio:
Charlie is Founder and Director of Moving Pieces Collective, which is a unique arts in health theatre company that combines the performing arts, somatic movement education and psychotherapeutic practices.

I design and deliver a range of different workshops and trainings to people experiencing mental health challenges; performers interested in devising performance based on personal experience and mental health professionals interested in including creative and embodied approaches into their practice.

I am currently involved in research into the efficacy of the Moving Pieces approach for people living with medically unexplained symptoms (MUS).

City: London
Job Role: Art Psychotherapist
Art Forms: Fabric / Textiles, Painting
Bio:
I am an art psychotherapist working in a male psychiatric hospital. My personal practise uses multimedia, print, paint & embroidery. I am passionate about connecting with other creatives to inspire and support creativity.
City: Belfast
Job Role: Community and Health Dance Artist
Art Forms: Dance
Bio:
I work as a Dancer in the Healthcare and Community Settings. I use Dance and Movement as a tool to promote positive physical and emotional wellbeing. My work includes engaging with people who have Respiratory conditions through Chest Heart and Stroke and also those living with Parkinsons and Dementia. I love using Dance and creativity to explore people\'s wellbeing.
City: london
Art Forms: Graphics, Photography
Bio:
I make things
City: Edinburgh
Job Role: Artist and Tutor
Company: Dr Chris Dooks
Art Forms: Filmmaking, Graphics, Illustration, Multidisciplinary, Music, Photography, Writing
Bio:
I am an artist with a PhD that explores idiosyncratic adaptations to mental and physical health challenges especially with regard to energy. I am also an experienced photographer and I dabble in electronic music.
City: Letchworth
Job Role: Director/Arts Facilitator
Company: Open Art Box CIC
Art Forms: Multidisciplinary, Painting, Sculpture
Bio:
Christina Armstrong is a visual artist and arts facilitator, running arts projects for people affected by dementia in Hertfordshire.

She is co-founder of Open Art Box CIC, a not-for-profit arts organisation that runs a program of regular arts activities specifically for people living with early-stage dementia and their carers.

City: Letchworth
Job Role: Director/Visual Artist
Company: Open Art Box CIC
Art Forms: Illustration, Other, Sculpture
Bio:
I am a visual artist and work with people living with early-stage dementia and their carers. I am Co-founder and Director of the not-for-profit organisation Open Art Box CIC.

Open Art Box CIC runs community art projects for people living with dementia and their carers in Hertfordshire, working in partnership with museums and galleries, to support, empower and enrich the lives of those with dementia, through visual art engagement.

City: London
Job Role: Artist, art facilitator art teacher Theatre designer
Company: Freelance
Art Forms: Fabric / Textiles, Floral, Illustration, Multidisciplinary, Other, Painting
Bio:
I facilitate many art projects, community projects and creative sessions in schools and art centres for all age groups and for a diverse range of people. I work with many care homes and older people including those with mental health issues and people living with Deentia. I have run intergenerational projects. Planned and delivered a range of projects, events and workshops. I understand the positive effects the arts incuding my visul rt workshops can have on paticipants. I work with a variety of materials and enable the paticipants to explore techniques, be inspired by themes and creaivity and encourage them to express themselves. With well being at the heart of my work and ensuring that I enable all paticipants to be included and to contribute their creativity and ideas. I have worked with people of all different disabilities including: people recovering from a stroke, the deaf and hard of hearing people who are visually impaired, those with various physical disabilities and mental health issues. I champion the importance of the arts for everyone. Currently devising re-cycle art projects and online painting workshops.
City: London
Job Role: Artist
Art Forms: Multidisciplinary, Photography, Writing
Bio:
I\'m an artist born in China, living in the UK since I was 3. I work full time as a writer in a start-up, but also have an art practice exploring the impact of past (trauma) and future (technological advancement) on human agency, identity, and experience.

My past work includes Genetopia for Wellcome Genome Campus (a book of 23 interviews and images from personal archives of individuals who did DNA tests), and Yours is Going to Be Healed As Well, a project about survivors of genocide undertaking group counselling in Rwanda.

I\'m currently working on a commission about AI and mental health.

City: London
Job Role: Producer and Dance Facilitator
Art Forms: Dance
Bio:

Ciara graduated from Trinity Laban BA in 2017 with a First Class Honours in Contemporary Dance. Inclusive practice and collaboration is at the heart of Ciara’s ethos for teaching, performing and producing work.


Ciara graduated from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in 2017 with a First Class Honours in Contemporary Dance. Her freelance work is made up of performing, dance teaching for kids and older adults and producing independent artists and emerging collectives. Ciara’s producing experience started with Art Night – a large-scale free art event across London for one night only. Ciara currently works as Producer for Culture Device and Drag Syndrome to make innovative contemporary dance and drag productions that celebrate the creative and artistic talents of artists with Down Syndrome. Ciara also works with independent artists and community groups to produce socially engaged dance work across the UK and Ireland. 


City: Belfast
Job Role: PhD student
Company: Queen’s University Belfast
Art Forms: Illustration
Bio:
I am PhD researcher looking at the feasibility of using randomised controlled trials to evaluate the impact of complex arts-based interventions on patients receiving haemodialysis
City: London
Art Forms: Filmmaking, Music, Other, Photography
Bio:
Interested in the dialogue between mental health and art as therapy.
City: London
Job Role: Painter. Copy-Editor. Facilitator.
Company: The Rookery Artist's Collective / AltMFA
Art Forms: Painting
Bio:

  • Contemporary painter with background in art history.

  • Specialist interests in mental health and well-being plus hearing loss.

  • Used to work for London art museums.


City: London
Art Forms: Music, Writing
Bio:
I am a UCL student studying Arts and Sciences. I major in health and I compose music in my free time. Having experienced the benefits of the arts on my own health, I am keen to pursue a career which combines both arts with health. I am looking to learn as much as I can from a creative community and am very open to volunteering opportunities.
City: at the moment, Larnaca, CY
Job Role: Creative Producer
Company: Among the Ants
Bio:

I am a creative producer, exploring creativity & the arts as means for inclusion of diverse communities and audiences.  In 2009 I founded Among the Ants arts company in Athens aiming to work on a European level, to create artistic projects that cultivate imaginations and encourage togetherness [mainly in the public space]. Today, my aim remains the same, and my aim is to create unexpected, powerful and joyful artistic interventions, for a l l.

My expertise includes creative producing, arts programming, mentoring for early career artists and art managers, project & touring management, international partnerships, community projects, volunteers’ management, grant & sponsorships, audience development and budgeting for performing arts projects. 


City: London
Job Role: Creative Director
Company: The Mind Cafe
Art Forms: Graphics, Illustration, Other, Painting
Bio:
The ability of the creative process to heal, empower and transform our  daily lives is massively ignored by many.
These incredible qualities are not lost on Cornelius who has spent the best part of the last 30 years exploring and enabling others to harness them. In fact, he believes \"you can draw yourself happy\" Located at East Side Office, King Cross Station where he facilitates psycho-educational workshops and creative art healing sessions in partnership with his wife, a consultant psychiatrist and other professionals. Cornelius has a degree in Fine Art (Graphics) and a Post Graduate certificate in Education with extensive experience in Screening and support for adults with High Functioning Autism. His early professional years was spent in the vibrant Advertising industries of the early 80s.

City: Monmouth
Art Forms: Photography
Bio:
Creative cleaner who likes taking photographs in the Wye Valley.

 

City: Leeds
Job Role: PGR
Art Forms: Music
Bio:
Music listening for wellbeing specialist.