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Art Of Wellbeing Symposium- UCLAN - Burnley Campus - 10am -4.30pm -14/6/19

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~Or you the artist with an enduring mental health condition? Have you found innovative approaches to create your work which provide brief moments of therapy to your illness?

If the answer is a resounding ‘YES!’,  then the following event is ideal for you

‘The Art of Wellbeing’ is a symposium exploring the relationship between meaningful arts engagement and individual and community wellbeing. It takes place at UCLAN’S Burnley Campus on Friday 14th June 2019. It is scheduled to run from 10am - 4.30pm.

The event is designed to put the relationship between collaborative and participatory art and the wellbeing of individuals and communities under the magnifying glass.

Throughout the day they’ll be a mix of provocations, discussion sessions and case studies led by artists, health professionals, participants and researchers. Conversation, debate and the exchange of learning will be at the core of the event. Themes will include:

  • Current creative practice – who’s pushing the boundaries of this work?
  • Artist or social worker? Responsible commissioning and how to meet the needs of artists in the arts and wellbeing field.
  •  Is it the role of the arts to deliver a health and wellbeing agenda?
  •  Innovative collaborations outside the cultural sector
  •  Impact of recent policy and research on practice
  • Developing the tools and evidence base to measure impact

The event is catered for the following four categories :-

  1. Organisations and practitioners interested in participatory practice and the wellbeing of individuals and communities
  2. Artists interested in participatory practice
  3.  People working for and with Creative People and Places projects
  4. Others interested in creativity and wellbeing practice and/or place-based approaches

Tickets for the event are £65 including VAT. If you are a freelancer, independent or student attending the event then tickets are at a reduced fee of £30 which also includes VAT - please note :- there are 20 available on a first come first served basis)

That all sounds explanatory you may be thinking but what will delegates get out of attending? Well, it’s an ideal opportunity to connect with speakers and practitioners in the sector and get up-to-date with current conversations on creativity and wellbeing practice.

By doing so you can build relationships with like-minded people and develop new networks.

These relationships may encourage you to explore a range of topics through talks, workshops and discussions.

From there, you could be inspired to follow up on current research, policy and measurement tools.

Finally, your wealth of knowledge and experience can be presented to a wider audience when you share your expertise - giving you an opportunity  to share your perspective.

You can buy tickets online by visiting the following website:-

This event will be hosted by Creative People and Places network and Super Slow Way in partnership with the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance.

Experience a  symposium exploring the relationship between meaningful arts engagement and individual and community wellbeing:-

  • University of Central Lancashire,
  • Burnley Campus
  • 14 June 2019
  • 10:00 16:30.

^Alex Ashworth