How can the arts support Health and Wellbeing?

Museum Development Yorkshire and Arts Council England invited Leigh de Vries to talk about the project ‘Exposure: My Broken Reality’ around the topic of ‘The Cultural Prescription – How can the arts support Health and Wellbeing?’ at The Hospitium, Museum Gardens, York on the 16th November.

The day revolved around questions like:
In a time of change, how can the arts support the Health and Wellbeing agenda? 
Can culture feed both body and soul, and if so, how?

The new National Alliance for Museums, Health and Wellbeing set the context within museums, illustrate current practice and explain future opportunities and events planned for 2016.

The day also included best practice examples from York Teaching Hospital, Leeds Museums and Galleries and Yorkshire Sculpture Park, to stimulate and inspire. With particular focus on identifying and understanding funding opportunities. Subjects covered included how Cultural Commissioning can support Wellbeing projects, with a practical workshop in the afternoon focusing on Grants for the Arts, from both the funder and artist’s perspective.

Museum Development Yorkshire and Arts Council England have developed this event to combine expert overview with practical activities.