Artists

Arts for All: Virtual Connections, CW+ – till July 2020

CW+, the official charity of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, (CWFT) has launched a new digital arts programme designed to support the health and wellbeing of patients at Chelsea and Westminster and West Middlesex University Hospitals, in addition to staff and those isolating in the wider community.  

Creativity and Wellbeing Week reimagined

We are happy to share that, alongside our partners the Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance (CHWA), we have re-imagined Creativity & Wellbeing Week 2020.

We may not be able to come together in the same way, but we do want to provide a space where people can celebrate the incredible individuals and organisations that work in this sector. 

Submit your artwork for Grayson’s Art Club

Channel 4 is broadcasting six episodes of a new show featuring Grayson Perry on a mission to unleash our collective creativity and unite the nation through art. Every week Perry will host the show from his studio, create new artworks and will feature other works. Each week will feature a certain theme. Further information and submission details can be found here

Enter The Great Pottery Throw Down – deadline 3 May 2020

The Great Pottery Throw Down is returning and Love Productions are now looking for talented potters to apply to take part.
 
The team behind the show is closely observing government guidelines and will be filming the next series when the Covid-19 situation has improved and it is safe to do so. Application does not involve asking potential potters or any of the production team to travel.
 
Home potters over the age of 18 can apply here.
 

Arts & Health Hub launches initiative to connect artists

Daniel Regan of the Arts & Health Hub has created a free space to support artists to connect and share creative ideas during the coronavirus outbreak.

Learn more about the collaborative resource and sign up here.

 

Create to Connect, 64 Million Artists – currently running until 3 April 2020

64 Million Artists are running daily creative challenges to bring people together virtually during the coronavirus outbreak.

The challenges can be used with friends, family, in school or community groups, or for workmates working from home.

The challenges aim to promote sticking together, having some fun, and creating to connect.

Sign up here

 

The Big Draw announces festival's 20th anniversary theme

Visual literacy charity The Big Draw has announced that its annual festival of creativity will be based around the theme Climate of Change and will be called The Big Green Draw Festival. Marking its 20th anniversary, the festival will focus on the relationship between people and our living environments and ecosystems; highlighting how we live today and the ways in which we do and do not harmonise with nature.

A Space to be You, Headway Milton Keynes and Sophie Bennett – until 29 March 2020

This exhibition showcases a selection of recent works by artists who attend Headway Milton Keynes, a charity supporting adults who have an acquired brain injury. It demonstrates a range of both individual and collaborative practices and gives a platform to a diverse group of artists.

Unseen, Free Space Project – from 19 March 2020

The Free Space Project invites you to join them at the opening of their latest exhibition from visual artist and photographer Suzie Larke. This exhibition showcases her conceptual photography exploring mental health experiences. Suzie uses constructed imagery, digitally stitching photographs together in such a way that they present as a single, untampered image. The private view takes place on 19 March, 6.30–8.30pm.

Sign up for the private view here

Looking Back Looking Forward

 

January 2020 marks a year of being in the role of Director for London Arts in Health. New Year is always a good time to reflect and look forward and so I thought I would round up some of what I have learnt a year in as well as what I am looking forward to.

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