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17 November 2020

An Artist in Time: Margaret Busby

Baring Foundation
Margaret Busby is an editor, writer, and this year, the Chair of the Booker Prize judges. She was also interviewed in The Artist in Time, commissioned by the Foundation, which celebrates the lives and work of artists born before 1950.
12 November 2020

Come with us on the journey

Kirsten Kearney
esc films in Belfast work with participants facing complex challenges including mental health problems to turn their stories into powerful, compelling films. Find out more in this blog from their Chief Executive, Kirsten Kearney.
21 October 2020

An Artist in Time: Bisakha Sarker

Baring Foundation
Bisakha Sarker is a dancer, choreographer and facilitator - she was interviewed in The Artist in Time, which celebrates the lives and work of artists born before 1950. You can also hear her speak at a launch of the book.
12 October 2020

An Artist in Time: Sir Frank Bowling

Baring Foundation
Sir Frank Bowling - who was awarded a knighthood this week - was interviewed in The Artist in Time, which celebrates the artistic lives of artists born before 1950. His interview is below - one fascinating read in a book of them.
9 October 2020

Introducing Recover – up-cycling furniture and lives

Ian Block, Recover
In readiness for World Mental Health Day tomorrow (10 October) we are delighted to post the first blog from an organisation which received a grant in our first grants round - Recover who produce beautiful works of art from old and donated furniture.
22 September 2020

Creating the best possible experience for participants remotely – advice from the field

Harriet Lowe
We asked a few arts and mental health organisations how they made the made the transition - from physical spaces to remote - whilst making their sessions safe, comfortable and creative. Reflections below!
11 September 2020

Our first round of grants for arts and mental health

David Cutler
We are delighted to be awarding 87 new grants this week to organisations working in arts and mental health. Here the Director of the Foundation and of our Arts Programme explains the thinking behind the awards we have made.
2 September 2020

Artists on the frontline – what support is available for artists’ wellbeing?

Harriet Lowe
Practitioner wellbeing in the arts & (mental) health field has rightly become a hot topic, with the impact of COVID-19 on livelihoods making it only more so. We asked a few organisations what support they offer or would like to offer.
24 August 2020

How literature can be a lifeline to support mental health

Rachel Parker
Rachel Parker of The Reader in Liverpool explains how they use shared reading of great literature to help improve mental health and resilience in settings including prisons, secure mental health units and the community.
11 August 2020

Something to look forward to and rely on: creativity and mental health at Oakleaf Enterprises

Enya Galway
Oakleaf are a mental health charity in Guildford, Surrey, offering creative workshops alongside other services to people recovering from mental ill-health.