Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2019

by London Arts in Health Forum in London, England, United Kingdom

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Creativity and Wellbeing week aims to bring the life-changing benefits of arts and health activities to all who may benefit.

by London Arts in Health Forum in London, England, United Kingdom

Creativity and Wellbeing Week, a festival led by London Arts in Health Forum with The Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance. The festival has been running for eight years and is going national. Last year around 35k people took part in hundreds of public events for people to learn how the arts and creativity can improve health and wellbeing.

London Arts in Health Forum (LAHF) is a small London based charity, which promotes the ways the arts can improve peoples’ wellbeing and address health inequalities. What we’re finding is that although the arts can be used to respond to specific healthcare needs, we’re also seeing tangible health benefits of visiting museums and libraries, singing with a choir, and reading aloud. Before reaching crisis point, the public can engage with their local services to prevent ill-health and improve their quality of life. The Health Secretary has recently announced an ‘army’ of link workers to support the £4.5 investment towards social prescribing schemes. 

This year's Creativity and Wellbeing Week will enable people to take an active role in protecting their health and the health of their families, and that relationships strengthen between arts practitioners and healthcare professionals to make full use of what the arts have to offer. 

We would use any money raised to improve access and reach of the festival. Often those who experience the greatest health inequalities are also those least able to access the arts, including those in hospitals and care homes, disabled people, those who are dying, and the 1 in 4 of us who experience mental ill-health. The money would go to promoting the festival to specific audiences who fit into these categories, improving access by improving our digital presence, and also to provide specific outreach to hard to reach groups. We also hope to be able to put on more events if we have funding. 

Last year we commissioned artist Ellis Lewis-Dragstra to capture the essence of the week. He produced four beautiful paintings and we will be using these images for our rewards. You can see them above. 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£30 or more

£30 Reward Bag

Wear your art on your bag. Ideal for hauling your stuff around the festival or just taking shopping this robust Jute bag features one of our designs from Ellis Lewis-Dragstra.

£15 or more

£15 Reward Oyster Card Holder

Travel in style. For £10 reward you will get an oyster card holder for zipping around the festival with artwork from Ellis Lewis-Dragstra.

£25 or more

£25 Reward Water Bottle

We commissioned an incredible artist Ellis Lewis-Dragstra to capture the essence of the week last year and all our rewards will feature his beautiful artwork. £25 will get you a gorgeous aluminium water bottle with his design. Please take a look at the main description for his artwork.

£40 or more

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£40 Reward Art Print

Print of artwork created for last year's Creativity and Wellbeing Festival by Ellis Lewis-Dragstra.

£100 or more

£100 Reward The Whole Package

For this award you will get an art print, a jute bag, water bottle and oyster card holder. All featuring the art of Ellis Lewis-Dragstra.

£150 or more

£150 Reward Be the Star of the Show!

You will get a pack featuring all our rewards. An art print, water bottle, jute bag and oyster card pass, featuring the work of Ellis Lewis-Dragstra. You will also get free tickets to 2 key events during Creativity and Wellbeing week 2019.

£1,000 or more

£1000 Reward Patron or Corporate Sponsor

This will get your name or your company name all across the week. This can be at events, on our social media and within the app we are planning to make available to our thousands of visitors. We will thank you in every way we can and there will also be VIP invites to some of our events for you and your friends/ colleagues.

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