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13 July 2020

Clinging on in a tsunami

François Matarasso
Arts and health projects are vital in helping people cope and recover from the pandemic and its consequences - but the DCMS rescue package - welcome though it is - may not reach the small organisations and artists who do this work.
7 July 2020

ARC Stockport: involving student social workers in creativity and mental health

Jacqui Wood
ARC is a leading arts and mental health organisation which has for a number of years hosted student social workers as part of its creative programmes. Its Artistic Director, Jacqui Wood, explains.
3 July 2020

Applying for COVID-19 legal action funding? Seven things to know

Jannat Hossain
Tips for applying to the COVID-19 legal action fund which supports charities to use legal action to help protect communities worst affected by the pandemic.
Strengthening Civil Society
22 June 2020

COVID-19: Arts and creative resources for older people (and anyone else) in isolation

Harriet Lowe
Information about creative initiatives and useful resources to support particularly older people in isolation and in care homes during the COVID-19 crisis. Please do let us know about anything you're doing.
16 June 2020

Soundcastle: creative music-making in an age of physical distancing

Rachael Perrin
How do you find satisfaction making music together whilst apart? Soundcastle, who are working in creative music-making with people experiencing mental health problems, describe how they are adapting.
1 June 2020

‘A feeling of belonging’: heritage and mental health

Laura Drysdale, Restoration Trust
Laura Drysdale of the Restoration Trust explains how the history and landscapes of Burgh Castle in Great Yarmouth are helping people's mental health.
18 May 2020

Creatively Minded – a lockdown update

David Cutler
David Cutler reflects on the ingenuity of the particpatory arts sector as it adapts to going online and looks forward to our first funding round for Arts & Mental Health in July.
12 May 2020

British Ceramics Biennial: Reflections on the benefits and challenges of online creativity during Covid-19

Kat Evans and team
Artists and participants at the British Ceramics Biennial Health programme reflect on delivering and taking part in a programme centred usually around clay in a studio.
27 April 2020

The Strengthening Civil Society programme – our current and future funding priorities

David Sampson
The Foundation's Deputy Director sets out the next priorities for the Strengthening Civil Society programme which supports the use of the law by civil society to create social change.
Strengthening Civil Society
20 April 2020

The transformative power of comedy: the Comedy Asylum

Sallie Varnam
The Comedy Asylum is a unique platform for people involved with Leicester mental health services to develop and showcase their comedic abilities including at the Leicester Comedy Festival.