EVERYONE AN ARTIST? Investigating connections between Culture, Society & Wellbeing
De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea, TN40 1DP
Friday 30th October 2015, 10am – 5pm
£20 (includes lunch)
Book online or call 01424 229 111
A one-day symposium that brings together prominent policy-makers, artists, researchers and health professionals to explore the role of conceptual and empirical research in understanding the cultural sector’s impact on people’s health, wellbeing and social connectedness.
Chair and Keynote Speaker - Baroness Kay Andrews: Author of Culture and Poverty Report for the Welsh Government.
Other speakers include:
Dr Heema Shukla, Public Health England
Peter Stark OBE, Chair of Voluntary Arts UK
Cllr Keith Glazier, Leader of East Sussex County Council
Dr Rebecca Gordon-Nesbitt, Cultural Value Researcher
Stewart Drew, Director and CEO of De La Warr Pavilion
Kate Adams MBE, Director, Project Art Works
Stella Duffy,Co-founder, Fun Palaces
Richard Russell, Director of Policy and Research, Arts Council England
Dr Louise Mansfield, Brunel University and ESRC What Works Centre for Wellbeing Alexandra Coulter, convenor of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing.
The symposium will:
• disseminate recent findings from academic research and case studies carried out in East Sussex, Kent and internationally
• explore the wider benefits of cultural activity on people’s lives and communities
• inform debate and planning about potential future research projects for local authorities, cultural organisations, the health sector and other strategic partners
The Symposium is organised by Nick Ewbank Associates and funded by East Sussex County Council.