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16 June 2021

Becoming trauma-informed as an arts and mental health organisation: our journey so far

Alex Evans, Kazzum Arts
Alex Evans, Artistic Director at Kazzum Arts in East London, explains the impact taking a trauma-informed approach has had on their arts work with children & young people, staff and artists, and throughout the organisation.
Arts
20 May 2021

Creatively minded – looking beyond the pandemic and the need for more funding

David Cutler
The benefits of the arts for mental health are increasingly recognised, but they need to be much better funded.
Arts
18 May 2021

A line in the sand – this is a year for the UK to show concrete leadership on international LGBTI rights

David Sampson
Underfunding for LGBTI rights globally must be at the top of the UK Government's to-do list as it plans its first-ever Global Conference on LGBT Rights in June 2022.
International Development
17 May 2021

On IDAHOBIT, a reminder to double-down in our support for LGBTQI communities globally

Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice
We join Astraea in celebrating LGBTQI grassroots organizers globally: their inspiring work to resist violence and discrimination, change laws and provide essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
International Development
26 April 2021

Creativity and culture in every care home – starting a national conversation

David Cutler
Lockdown has underlined the huge value of creativity particularly for those living in care homes. What would it require for all care homes to offer their residents access to relevant creative and cultural opportunities on a daily basis?
Arts
13 April 2021

Colonially-imprinted spaces and the creative wellbeing of artists of colour

Joy Francis
How artists, activists and creative organisations like Words of Colour are challenging racism in the arts sector and developing alternative structures that nurture the creative wellbeing and careers of artists of colour.
Arts
8 April 2021

The role of law schools & students in strategic legal work: UCL & Just for Kids Law

Lisa Vanhala and Jacqui Kinghan
In 2015, UCL students at the Centre for Access to Justice helped to collect evidence for a Supreme Court intervention which helped other young people access higher education.
Strengthening Civil Society
29 March 2021

Our goal is more and better money for LGBTI communities

Matthew Hart, Global Philanthropy Project
The Director of the Global Philanthropy Project discusses GPP's work as well as and his hopes and concerns for the LGBTI+ communities in the Global South and East that GPP funders come together to support.
International Development
24 March 2021

Art is one of the ways in which people come to see people with lived experience differently

Sandra Griffiths
Sandra Griffiths, founder of The Red Earth Collective, shares her journey in arts and mental health and the work of Red Earth which uses the arts to start conversations about mental health with racialised and marginalised communities.
Arts
16 March 2021

Securing the rights of refugees fleeing domestic violence: JustRight Scotland & the EHRC

Lisa Vanhala and Jacqui Kinghan
How litigation, campaigning and advocacy, and working with the Equality Human Rights Commission helped secure the right of refugees to domestic violence protection.
Strengthening Civil Society