The Cultural Prescription – How can the Arts support Health and Well-being?

On Monday 16 November, Museum Development Yorkshire and Arts Council England will be hosting an event questioning “In a time of change, how can the Arts support the Health and Wellbeing agenda?” As well as “Can Culture feed both body and soul, and if so, how?” 

Museum Development Yorkshire and Arts Council England have developed this event to combine expert overview with practical activities. At the event, you will be able to find out more about how museums and galleries are successfully working with people with dementia, those with long-term health conditions and people with mental health problems.  You will also be able to learn how the Arts can support the well-being of all visitors, and learn more about potential funding opportunities.

The new National Alliance for Museums. Health and Well-being will set the context within museums, illustrate current practice and explain future opportunities and events planned for 2016.  The day will also include best practice examples from York Teaching Hospital, Leeds Museums and Galleries and Yorkshire Sculpture Park, to stimulate and inspire.

There will be a particular focus on identifying and understanding funding opportunities. The morning will look at how Cultural Commissioning can support Well-being projects, with a practical workshop in the afternoon focusing on Grants for the Arts, from both the funder and artist’s perspective.

The free event will take place at The Hospitium, Museum Gardens, York between 10am – 4.30pm, & also includes lunch and refreshments.

To make a booking and view the full programme, please click here

 If you have any further queries please contact Liz Denton

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