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City: Derry
Job Role: Head of Access and Engagement
Company: Void Art Centre
Bio:

Maeve Butler has extensive experience working in the Visual Arts. She is currently Head of Access and Engagement at Void Gallery, Derry. Working on Engage, Void’s learning and outreach programme, Maeve is particularitly interested in the how the arts can support health and wellbeing. Previous roles include  Gallery Development Manager for Photo London;  Assistant Curator in the Touring department of the Hayward Gallery organising the exhibitions, Elizabeth Price CuratesArt From Elsewhere and Listening;  Exhibitions Manger and Galleries and Museums liaison for Antony Gormley Studio where she oversaw the installation of large-scale commissions and exhibitions worldwide from conception to installation; Exhibition Manager at the Royal Academy of Art, London where she managed various exhibitions including Anselm KieferFrom Paris, A Taste  for Impressionism and Mexico: A Revolution in Art. Maeve also spent 4 years working at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, working with a wide variety of contemporary and modern artists including Philippe Parreno, Douglas Gordon, Liam Gillick,  Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Lucian Freud,  Rivane Neuenschwander and  Isaac Julien. She was part of the founding team of Dublin Contemporary.


City: Edinburgh
Job Role: Creative Collaborator, Theatre Director and Teaching Artist
Company: Independent
Art Forms: Multidisciplinary
Bio:
I am an independent creative collaborator, director, teaching artist and theatre maker with a passion for using the performing arts to engage with people living with dementia, their loved ones and those who care for them.

I have created Artful Mindsan experiential training initiative for artists of all art-forms and Curious Shoes, collaborative performances for people living with dementia and their loved ones, as part of a multi-year Paul Hamlyn Breakthrough grant. Curious Shoes was initially created and performed in 2017 and has toured extensively to theatres, care homes, day & community centres to great accolade throughout the UK in 2019.

I combine nearly 30 years of experience in physical & visually driven theatre and clowning with 19 years of creatively engaging with people living with dementia. I am Co-founder and former Artistic Director of Hearts & Minds, Scotland, and creator of the unique Elderflowers programme.

I am an Honorary Professor with the School of Health Sciences at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, and a TimeSlips Creative Storytelling Certified Facilitator and Master Trainer. Most recently I have joined the bold (Bringing Out Leaders in Dementia) project as Creative Facilitator.

City: London
Art Forms: Painting
Bio:
I am an artist and art psychotherapist based in South East London.
City: London
Job Role: Doctor / rapper / composer / arts and health practitioner
Art Forms: Music, Writing
Bio:

Mandeep Singh is a rapper, composer, saxophonist and NHS doctor based in London. Having discovered rap during a difficult period of medical school, he developed a deep interest in not only carving out a career within music, but its applications within healthcare and specifically psychiatry. Whilst performing solo and as a bandleader on stages for Saul Williams, Stephen Fry, De La Soul at the UK\'s most prestigious venues, he developed a varied practice in the arts-and-health. He regularly hosts workshops in psychiatric wards, schools and teaches medical students, has presented his research into urban music and mental health internationally, and runs \'The Prop Up\', London\'s first series of neurodiverse live urban music events funded by Arts Council England and the Royal College of Psychiatry. In 2019, he co-composed and performed the opening ceremony for TEDxNHS. In 2020, he was awarded the highly prestigious BBC \'Culture In Quarantine\' commission, producing a concept album about isolation during lockdown to be premiered nationally in September 2020. He is currently working as a foundation year 1 doctor in Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford.


City: manchester
Job Role: writer
Art Forms: Writing
Bio:
performance artist and poet. also like to play around in script. currently working on my first audio commission.
City: Cambridge
Job Role: Doctor
Company: CUH
Art Forms: Illustration
Bio:

I am an artist, junior doctor and aspiring psychiatrist interested in the intersection between creativity and mental health.


City: London
Job Role: Artsist and art facilitator
Art Forms: Multidisciplinary, Painting, Photography
Bio:
I am an artist and art facilitator. I facilitate art workshops in hospitals working free-lance with Imperial Charity. I have facilitated workshops for outpatients, hospital staff, neuro-rehab, elderly care, dementia’s I have also worked with BlindAid.

my fine art work relates to the experience of dementia.

City: London
Job Role: Dancer, choreographer, educator
Company: DaLuzDance
Art Forms: Dance, Multidisciplinary, Music, Painting, Photography
Bio:
Dancer, choreographer, educator and movement director working though multidisciplinary arts to develop intercultural performance.

Was in the original cast of The Lion King and recently perfomed for The London College of Fashion and Tate Modern. She currently explores and performs her own work and enjoys working and facilitating with a diversity of communities including young children, seniors, people with special needs and professional performers.

City: London
Art Forms: Dance, Multidisciplinary, Writing
Bio:
 

Hi!


My name is Maria, I am a Sociologist and an Applied Theatre Specialist.


I have been developing my personal, academic, and professional career in the fields of project management, applied drama, community engagement, and health and social care in the UK, Portugal, Spain and Brazil. 


At the moment, I work as a Creative Partner and Online Moderator with icandance, in dance and movement therapy classes with disabled children and young people.


I would love to connect with like-minded people and learn more about this fascinating world.









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City: LONDON
Job Role: Community Artist / Project Worker
Art Forms: Multidisciplinary
Bio:
Multi-disciplinary community artist and project worker.  I have worked on Big Lottery Funded projects which have enabled and empowered local people.  For example, I have initiated and have set up a community garden on a station platform and proposed and scoped a local men\'s shed which has come to fruition.
City: Trowbridge
Job Role: Artist
Company: Artist
Art Forms: Painting
Bio:
I\'m an abstract  painter .I create lots of landscapes .I love inspiring others through my art and creating spaces for others to create. I believe art and its process can bring about healing in all aspects of our humanity .
City: Liverpool
Bio:
Photography curator and editor.
City: Penrith
Job Role: Volunteer
Company: Prism Arts
Art Forms: Fabric / Textiles
Bio:
Support and deliver art workshops for stroke survivors.
Will deliver online workshops for people living with dementia.

City: London
Job Role: Visual Artist | Photographer | Writer
Art Forms: Photography, Writing
Bio:
Marie Smith is a London born and based visual artist, analogue photographer, and writer. Smith graduated in 2017 with a MA in History in Art with Photography at Birkbeck, University of London. Smith’s practice incorporates photography and text as a form of visual language.

Currently, her practice addresses concerns around identity, mental health, and wellbeing to create a dialogue that reframes and dismantles the invisibility that women of colour face within this subject.

Smith has exhibited as part of Open Eye Gallery, PhotoEast Photography Festival, Der Grief, Reclaiming Photography Festival and, Portrait Salon 2019. In 2019, Smith was shortlisted for the Metro Imaging X Satori Mentorship.

Smith has also exhibited with American based photography collectives, Too Tired Project, Don’t Smile, Lenscratch, Humble Arts Foundation, and Photo-Emphasis. Over the past few years, Smith has featured in several publications such as Art Licks, Semi-Zine magazine and Soft Lightening.

City: Clonmel, Tipperary
Job Role: Singer/Songwriter & Lecturer
Company: Limerick Institute of Technology
Art Forms: Music, Other
Bio:
With over 20 years experience as a Lecturer, I not only love to teach/facilitate but also love to learn. My Doctorate in Social Science explored the positive impact of trauma on cancer survivors. I am fascinated by how we change and about how \'growth\' happens. I have surprised myself by finding a gra for the research process.  My passion for songwriting stems from my respect for the power of a good story. My songs capture the heart of social issues, my life and anything else that my attention locks onto.
City: London
Art Forms: Illustration, Multidisciplinary
Bio:
Hi! I\'m a London based illustrator looking into becoming a workshop facilitator for different demographics through the lense of mental health awareness. My desire is to connect with others through art and to create a safe space.
City: LONDON
Job Role: FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER
Art Forms: Filmmaking, Graphics, Painting, Photography
Bio:
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City: London
Job Role: Photographer
Art Forms: Photography
Bio:
I started as a newspaper photographer in 1998 working for the Independent. In 2010 I completed my Masters at UAL and in 2018 I started teaching at Speos school of photography in London. My work has been published internationally and I have been working for editorial, PR and commercial clients for over 20 years. I live in south London with my family including our autistic son. I am working on a few projects associated with autism and the BAME experience using a mixture of portraiture, interview and mobile phone photography workshops.
City: Dublin, Ireland
Job Role: Writer, Theatre, Film-Maker, Artistic Director
Company: Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Equality
Art Forms: Filmmaking, Multidisciplinary, Other, Writing
Bio:

Mary Moynihan is an award-winning writer, director, theatre and film-maker, Artistic Director of Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Equality, and a Theatre Lecturer at the TU Dublin Conservatoire. As Artistic Director of Smashing Times, Mary specialises in using interdisciplinary arts practice to promote human rights, peace building, gender equality and positive mental health and wel-being, developing cutting edge arts-based projects with a range of organisations in Ireland, Northern Ireland and across Europe. Award-winning projects include Acting for the Future, which uses theatre and film  to promote positive mental health and well-being, run in partnership with the Samaritans, and the highly successful Women War and Peace, using theatre and film to promote equality and peace.


City: London
Job Role: Sound artist / musician
Art Forms: Filmmaking, Music, Other
Bio:
I am a musician and sound artist and also work with film and performance. Im interested in exploring the possibilities of sound in relation to health and mental well being as i believe it is a subtle yet powerful medium we can all access and relate to. Specifically I would like to explore how relates to memory and our environment and perception of spaces we occupy.
City: London
Job Role: Freelance musician and performer for music in hospitals and care
Company: self employed
Art Forms: Music
Bio:
I am a freelance composer, performer and teacher and since 2015, have performed as a ‘Hear Musician’ for the charity Music In Hospitals and Care. I’m used to playing and interacting with people who are often very low, distressed and/or near the end of life or have a difficult situation.
City: Edinburgh
Job Role: Dance Health Manager
Company: Dance Base
Art Forms: Dance
Bio:
Meghan is the Dance Health Manager at Dance Base, Scotland\'s National Centre for Dance. Her role focuses on the delivery of the Dance for Parkinson\'s Scotland programme, together with Scottish Ballet.

City: London
Job Role: Designer/artist/ceramicist
Art Forms: Architecture / Design, Ceramics, Graphics, Illustration, Multidisciplinary, Photography, Pottery, Writing
Bio:
I previously worked as a personal trainer and bodywork practitioner. I studied Thai massage and Tui-Na. I practice yoga and mindfulness. I’m also a designer with over 20 years experience and am currently in the process of setting up a ceramics studio.
City: London
Job Role: Community Arts Facilitator
Art Forms: Ceramics, Multidisciplinary, Other, Painting, Writing
Bio:
 

As a community arts facilitator, one of the cornerstones of my practice, is to ensure that the activities I propose are as accessible as possible. I endeavour to create frameworks that have the flexibility to be adapted to the individual needs and wishes of the people that I work with. They are “fool proof”; I like the children and young people, no matter what they have created, to have a sense of achievement at the end of the workshop or session. I also like to use sustainable materials as much as possible so families can do the activities again from their homes.

 

City: london
Job Role: creative practitioner
Company: Self Employed
Art Forms: Fabric / Textiles, Illustration, Multidisciplinary, Painting, Photography, Sculpture
Bio:
Melissa Fry is a London-based printmaker and artist with a passion for collaboration, participatory art and creativity.  A specialist workshop leader;  engaging with people of all ages and abilities in arts, health and education settings.  With an emphasis on collectivity, she makes screen prints onto paper and T-shirt\'s and devises projects and workshops.
City: Rotterdam/Oxford
Job Role: Dancer/Dance Teacher/Yoga Teacher
Art Forms: Dance, Filmmaking, Illustration, Jewellery, Multidisciplinary, Music, Painting, Writing
Bio:

Melissa Bori is an Italian-British dancer, dance teacher and Yoga teacher. She has performed extensively in the UK and Europe and has taught dance and Yoga in a variety of different community settings, including to children, young adults with learning difficulties, and older people who are at risk of falling and of social isolation. Melissa originally trained in social sciences (anthropology and law), driven by her passion for social justice. She pursued this passion by working with a number of support organisations, including language support for refugees and emotional support for women who have been through experiences of violence. She turned to dance and movement as a career when she discovered its power to positively impact people’s lives and its potential to bring about personal development and social change. 


City: London
Job Role: Student
Company: N/A
Art Forms: Fabric / Textiles, Multidisciplinary, Painting, Sculpture
Bio:
For the past years I have been exploring the body-mind-emotion connection, and it has had a major influence in my art work. Inspired by my research I created an art project, Costumotions, in which I combine costumes and mental health.
In short, in my project I work with people using costume as a medium to explore our inner emotional landscapes. The project strives to display the body-emotion connection visually by locating emotional sensations in the body, creating forms for them and then turning all of the findings into a wearable costume sculpture. Through Costumotions, I am hoping to raise awareness on how important it is for us to express our emotions, to maintain healthy body and mind.
There where I care for people, I am also a sustainable artist and try to use only recycled materials in my work

City: London
Job Role: Medical Illustrator
Company: Drawn to Medicine
Art Forms: Illustration, Multidisciplinary, Writing
Bio:
Merlin is an award-winning Medical Illustrator, Writer, Educator and Director of ‘Drawn to Medicine’. She strives to visualise information in a way that makes it universally accessible, educational and engaging for both clinicians, patients and the general public.
Merlin’s practice maps and draws the Anatomy of the Self – the stuff that makes us us. Not just the blood, the bones and the guts of classical anatomical textbooks, but rather the ineffable elements of being that sit within our bodies.

City: London
Job Role: Mental Health Nurse
Art Forms: Multidisciplinary, Music, Sculpture, Writing
Bio:
I am a Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN) specialising in Child & Adolescent Mental Health services (CAMHS).

I am also a postgraduate student at Queen Mary University of London, on the MSc Creative Arts & Mental Health course.

City: London
Art Forms: Music
Bio:
I am a postgraduate researcher interested in music and well-being.
City: London
Job Role: Artist
Company: Moody Bright Designs
Art Forms: Fabric / Textiles, Illustration, Multidisciplinary, Music, Other, Painting, Wood, Writing
Bio:
Visual artist with a focus on community, participatory, and collaborative projects working exploring wellbeing and sustainability through painting, embroidery and recycled textiles.
City: Bristol
Job Role: Artist / Project Manager
Company: Miranda
Art Forms: Ceramics, Fabric / Textiles, Multidisciplinary, Painting, Pottery, Sculpture
Bio:
I am an artist working in arts and health, I lead various workshops and courses in pottery and other art forms. I have also worked as studio and project manager on a number of different mental health projects. Based in South West mainly.
City: London
Job Role: Development Manager
Company: Performing Medicine
Bio:
Performing Medicine is a charitable organisation delivering creative training programmes for healthcare professionals and students. We address staff wellbeing, compassionate care, effective communication, leadership and teamwork.

Our practical, hands-on workshops are delivered by expert facilitators who draw on techniques from the arts to help healthcare professionals to use their bodies and voices for effective communication, and to better look after themselves and each other.

With 15+ years of experience, our courses are accessible to all who work within healthcare.

Our training focuses on the human side of care, addressing the sector’s most pressing issues.

City: Dublin
Job Role: advocate
Company: Creative Connections
Art Forms: Multidisciplinary, Writing
Bio:
I\'m an audio describer for live performance, a creative collaborator with people on the autistic spectrum and a mindfulness practitioner with circles of support.
City: London
Job Role: Movement Director | Choreographer
Art Forms: Dance, Filmmaking, Multidisciplinary, Other
Bio:
Movement Director and Choreographer working in theatre, film and opera. Interested in collaborations and all things movement and dance related.

Experienced in performance projects, and delivering movement and dance workshops.

City: London
Company: The Academic Papers UK
Art Forms: Dance, Writing
Bio:
Monika Jacob is engaged with Essay writing services UK agency. Where hundreds of people are working tough to established brands with influential meaning writing. Monika Jacob contributes in creating brand quality that is valued by everybody.
City: NY
Bio:
My name is Montox
City: London
Job Role: Artist / mentor
Art Forms: Fabric / Textiles, Glass, Multidisciplinary, Music, Painting, Photography, Pottery, Wood, Writing
Bio:
I have a keen interest in the seen and unseen and the interconnectedness of all things. I seek to open opportunities to deepen respect for the inherent potential and dignity within all life and to foster this through a stewardship-witnessing of self and other. I weave both the human and non-human, embracing the mix of stone and air and trees that form intricate aspects of self, identity, memory, movement and place.

 

Since 208 I have been facilitating workshops in the wider community, reaching vulnerable or isolated groups/individuals. My work is strongly body/sensory oriented in approach. This connects strongly to the aims of the Hub. Most recently I was engaged in a 1:1 long term in which I developed a tailored sensory arts programme on the boundaries of health and education. This included working with a GP across boundries of Eastern/Western medicine practices amidst the daily reality of life.

I am oriented towards working to engender hope and open up space/vision therein.

City: London
Job Role: Applied arts practitioner
Company: Moving Waves
Art Forms: Music, Other
Bio:
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