In 2010, as the health sector faced major changes and public sector cuts were about to bite, why did Voluntary Arts chose to target an advocacy campaign at healthcare professionals? Anita Holford outlines Healthy, Social, Creative
Mean Feet Dance’s One Step Forward pilot project offered creative dance tasters, short courses and performance opportunities to mental health service users in Somerset. Viv Gordon talks about the project
Transition initiatives help communities become stronger and happier and they are springing up all over the place. Hilary Jennings and Belinda Sosinowicz describe how Transition Town Tooting is using the arts to improve wellbeing in South East London
Richard Nutter explains how a consortium of Liverpool’s major cultural organisations has developed a comprehensive strategic approach that places the arts and culture at the heart of the city’s social agendas
If cultural activity is to be at the heart of future government agendas, it is vital now that the cultural sector starts to shout loudly about the contribution made by the arts to personal wellbeing. Hilary Jennings urges the arts sector to get behind the campaign and respond to the consultation.