Join us for an informal lunch event and discussion centred on Creativity, Health and Wellbeing
About this event:
Join us for an in-person event to connect researchers with, artists, health professionals, health activists and arts administrators.
Collaboration between the creative and health and care sectors has never been more important, particularly at a time when Greater Manchester launches its new Integrated Care System, along with ambitions for Greater Manchester to become the first Creative Health City Region.
Join us for an informal networking lunch, followed by a discussion, chaired by Professor John Keady, with Dr Simon Parry (Senior Lecturer in Drama and Arts Management) and Julie McCarthy (Strategic Lead for Live Well and Creative Health at GMCA and GMHSCP).
This event is hosted in collaboration with the Live Well Make Art network, currently curated by Cartwheel Arts.
Through attending this event you will:
- connect with like-minded people interested in Creativity, Health and Wellbeing
- learn about the Integrated Care System and GMCA’s plans to become a Creativity Health city region
- learn about ongoing Creative Manchester research in Arts and Health
- discover the Contact’s Wellcome Trust arts and health space
John Keady: is Professor of Older People’s Mental Health Nursing, founding and Co-Editor of Dementia: the international journal of social research and practice, Sage Publications. First edition 2002
Julie McCarthy: is Strategic Lead for Live Well and Creative Health at Greater Manchester Combined Authority and GM Health and Social Care Partnership. Live Well is a whole system approach to building on social prescribing to create a structured and consistent offer of information, support and routes into activity embedded across all GM neighbourhoods. As part of this approach Greater Manchester are developing plans to become the world’s first Creative Health City Region with culture and creativity embedded across all aspects of health and social care by 2024. Julie was formerly manager of Great Place GM, a three-year GMCA programme, funded by Arts Council England and National Lottery Heritage Fund to evidence the contribution arts and culture can make to local government strategic priorities including population health and place shaping. Before GMCA, Julie worked with mental health charity 42nd Street to set up the UK's only dedicated arts and mental health venue in the UK, The Horsfall, and has led culture, health and social change projects in Brazil, Peru and the UK. She is the author of Enacting Participatory Development (Routledge 2004) @artymccarthy
Simon Parry: is Senior Lecturer in Drama and Arts Management and Associate Director for Social Responsibility in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures at The University of Manchester. Simon’s interest is in the way theatre and performance engage people with ideas and how the arts more broadly affect society, which is reflected in his research into collaborations between artists, communities and scientific experts. It also influences my teaching about drama in education, activist performance, arts management and contemporary performance practice. Much of Simon’s research has emerged from his experience of working with creative practitioners in a variety of contexts.
The event is open to anyone working in, or engaged in Arts and Health;
creative practitioners, experts in public health, arts and health commissioners, GPs, nurses, health researchers, those working in libraries, art galleries, grassroots neighbourhood- based community organisations, theatres, galleries and universities.
The event is free to attend but as catering is being provided we ask you to ensure you can come before registering. If your plans change please update your registration status.