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502 total members
City: London
Job Role: Artivist + well-being practitioner
Company: MxPlace
Art Forms: Architecture / Design, Dance, Filmmaking, Graphics, Illustration, Multidisciplinary, Other, Painting, Photography, Writing
Bio:
Hannah Iheoma Ogechukwukama Place
Healing artist, Activist
To create a world built on liberation we need bold and defiant imaginations, and the ability to act knowing that we each create this place, not through individual impact, but because our lives are the collective system that is humanity. What I create, facilitate, research, and write, is about liberation from all systems of oppression. Art is an incredible tool to bolden imagination and draw attention to what we need liberation from, and move into the place where our liberation is located. Research is vital to understanding the oppressive systems we live in, the power we have, and the paths to liberation. Writing is a beautiful tool we have which brings imagination and information into relationship so that we can be empowered by knowing that we can take steps towards being a healthy and liberated earth in each lived moment.

City: Surrey / London
Art Forms: Filmmaking, Multidisciplinary, Other
Bio:
Producer for film, theatre and audio works that explore social and political issues. I\'ve made a lot of work about mental health, disability and environmental issues that affect our physical health, such as air pollution and access to nature.
City: Forres
Job Role: Freelance Photographer
Art Forms: Other, Photography
Bio:
Hannah Laycock was born and grew up in the Northeast coast of Scotland.  Between 2005–2015 she lived in Brighton and London during which time she cultivated her skills in fine-art and commercial photography. Hannah specialises in portrait photography, currently inspired by her diagnosis with Multiple Sclerosis in 2013.  Her subtle, contemplative and sensuous work on MS contributes to contemporary photography, particularly art and portrait photography, and to illness narratives that come in various forms in contemporary culture: from memoirs to performance art.  In two of her latest bodies of work, Awakenings and Perceiving Identity she explores her feelings of uncertainty, fear, loss and liberation, intuitively delving into and questioning the notion of neurological ‘lack’. This is not the first time Laycock explores illness as Railing at the Enthrallment to the Failing of the Light (Parts I–II, 2009) had documented the emotional terrain of her family’s life following her father’s diagnosis with motor neuron disease. Laycock’s two MS related projects correlate to her earlier art and portrait photography; Fragility and Primacy Subject, which deal with fragility, image and desire, and power relations between subject and observer. Laycock uses photography as tool to reach out “to help the general population, patients and health professionals to tell and listen to the complex and unique stories of illness” through the use of visual language. “To re-imagine health and wellbeing care based on trust and trustworthiness, humility, and mutual recognition” in order to better understand such conditions as motor neuron disease or multiple sclerosis.
City: Bristol
Job Role: Producer and Breath Coach
Bio:
Hi I\'m Hannah, I produce theatre and arts projects for creatives and arts organisations with a passion for developing artistic talent and engaging diverse audiences. I\'m also a breath coach and help individuals and groups to understand and harness the power of their breath as a tool for wellness.
City: Exeter
Job Role: General Manager
Company: Arts & Health South West
Art Forms: Multidisciplinary, Other
Bio:
Arts & Health South West is a learning, advocacy, networking and development organisation. We want more people to experience the arts and culture for the benefit of their health and wellbeing. We provide learning programmes and resources, advocate with decision-makers and funders, deliver networking events, and support the development of partnerships and collaborations.
City: London
Job Role: Producer
Company: Coney
Art Forms: Multidisciplinary
Bio:
Producer at Coney - a theatre company sparking change through playful interaction.

We’re currently looking into how best to make work that responds usefully to the current social needs in the wake of the pandemic. As a National Portfolio Organisation who have a long standing commitment to making work with social impact, and we’re keen to respond to the rise of loneliness and social isolation in older generations that the UK has been experiencing so severely over these last few months.

City: London
Company: Baring Foundation
Bio:
Communications & Research Officer at the Baring Foundation, interested in arts and mental health.
City: London
Job Role: Dancer / Rolfer (posture and movement therapist)
Art Forms: Dance
Bio:
Hayley J S Matthews is a professional contemporary dancer, movement teacher and Rolfer (movement and posture therapist). She lives across the two UK cities of Norwich & London, and is a recent recipient of the Thea Barnes Legacy award. As a performer she performs and teaches internationally and leads her own collaborative projects. In performance Hayley is commanding, embodying feminine power, freedom and grace and is gifted with a talent to access joy and lift despite her context, sharing this with audiences and students worldwide. And has a strong interest in dancer’s health and agency. As a Rolfer Hayley helps children and adults with their posture and alignment to find more ease. She helps clients move through long term conditions, pain and injuries and recover from events and challenges they face in their lives that have embedded in their body. Hayley also works with dancers, athletes and sports-people in rehabilitation and to improve performance. Hayley has recently taught for Viviana Durante Company, Sadlers Wells, East London Dance, English National Ballet, Brighton Fringe Festival and Noyam African Dance Institute (Ghana). She currently performs for Elizabeth Schwatz in research for Isadora Duncan Repertoire Company, Paris. And has recently performed for CoDa Dance, National Theatre Ghana, Noyam Dance. In collaboration Hayley works with other dancers, visual artists and musicians, these projects have a powerful, contemplative edge, often with a deep social element. Hayley’s own work has recently toured to The Cockpit, Brighton Fringe, Waltham Forest Borough of Culture, Norwich Puppet Theatre, Tanzfabrik (Berlin), Noyam (Ghana) Norfolk & Norwich Festival, Norwich Arts Centre, MOTUS, The Peripheral Space Project (Hastings), The Garage (Norwich) & Studio Wayne McGregor. And has developed long-term community strands for her work at Finchams Recovery Unit, Norfolk & Kentish Town Community Centre, London. When teaching Hayley’s focus is on helping people improve strength, balance and ease. And on helping clients improve how they communicate and reach their desires and needs. Clients learn that their mental health, attitude and behaviour lives in their bodies and can therefore be changed through the body. Dancer’s learn how not to hurt themselves in practice, how to express their uniqueness and access their raw power and grace. Hayley runs Rolfing clinics in London, Norwich, Ipswich and Chelmsford, as one of under 50 Rolfers in the UK. The best place to see her dance work online currently is her instagram channel @hayleymatthewsdancer
City: Lincoln
Job Role: Economically exiled fine artist / illustrator / carer
Art Forms: Illustration, Multidisciplinary
Bio:
A graduate of the University of Lincoln BA (hons) Fine Art & Illustration, with over ten years\' postgraduate experience.

In 2014, I became a carer for my son, and describe myself as an economically exiled artist (affected by austerity)

I created the ongoing zine series Ms Blackbird\'s Home For Peculiar People, a spin off from Miss Peregrine\'s Home For Peculiar Children, as a way to depict how mental health affects carers, and have developed some pioneering workshops combining birdwatching and arts activity for wellbeing, and respite for carers.

Further information is available at www.helendearnley.co.uk

City: London
Job Role: Consultant arts, health & wellbeing
Company: Helen Shearn consultancy
Art Forms: Multidisciplinary
Bio:
I\'m an arts and health specialist and producer, with over 20 years in the NHS, as an arts manager, Head of arts strategy, Occupational Therapist and a secondary school Head of Art. I have led and co-produced a vast range of multi partnership, participatory arts, museum, health and wellbeing programmes with service users and stakeholders.
City: Bristol
Job Role: Writer
Art Forms: Writing
Bio:
Helen writes about birth and those whose voices are often unheard. Published in These are the Hands, Tools of the Trade - Poems for New Doctors Poems in Lockdown, Poetry & Health. Spoken word performances Torriano Meeting House, Raise the Bar, Harvard Medical School. Poetry collection due out 2021
City: brighton
Art Forms: Multidisciplinary
Bio:
cross disciplinary creative arts practitioner and researcher research with current interest in embodied cognition and multi-sensory participatory arts and autism
City: London
Job Role: Looking for work
Art Forms: Multidisciplinary, Painting, Photography, Writing
Bio:
Hi I\'m holly I\'m a recent graduate of an Interactive Arts degree with a passion for art and science and the connection between the two disciplines. I\'m a freelance teacher and workshop facilitator working with young people.
City: Hebden Bridge
Job Role: Freelance music for health practitioner
Company: So Many Beauties
Art Forms: Dance, Music, Writing
Bio:
I am a kora player, singer and composer working freelance in hospitals, residential and day care settings. I set up the Music for Health programme at RNCM which has since moved to LIME arts at Manchester Foundation Trust. I work with LIME, Music in Hospitals and Care, Artfelt, Manchester Camerata, Shared Harmonies and other arts for health organisations. I also established the So Many Beauties project which centres on co-creative practice with dementia care communities, training for musicians and large scale public events including Manchester\'s first dementia friendly music festival at Bridgewater Hall in September 2019.
City: Guildford
Job Role: Artist, freelance teacher, workshops and galleries
Company: The Art Hive
Art Forms: Graphics, Illustration, Painting, Pottery
Bio:
Primary teacher QTS and Montessori trained. Art degree graphics and illustration from Kingston UK.