Festival of Wellbeing
On May 28th 2014, the ‘New Connections‘ networking event and symposium was held in Sheffield which explored the themes of arts/ health/ humanities/ wellbeing, with a focus on developing collaborations and partnerships, facilitating, generating, and supporting funding bids, and advancing a vision for arts & health in Sheffield. The event was a joint project of the Sheffield Arts and Wellbeing Network (SAWN) and Medical Humanities Sheffield (MHS).
Around 80 people attended the event. They included artists, clinicians, policy makers, patients and service-users, researchers, therapists, practitioners, & students.
The ‘Open Space‘ method was used to structure the day, and a series of themes emerged. These are now being taken forward to the next stage of development.
Various methods of documentation were used to record the event. One of these were visual minutes as shown here, and drawn by Joseph Houlders. For photos of the New Connections event see this link.
Map of Arts Spaces in Sheffield
Hidden Voices of Sheffield
Prescribing the Arts
We Need a Big Beast
We Need to Become Multilingual
Brush of Asklepius