Still Lively, a participatory visual arts programme of activities, exhibitions and events, created by and with older people.
What We Do
At Creative Heath we believe the arts makes a powerful contribution to our health and wellbeing. We work with our partners to develop high quality arts work that makes a real difference to the lives of people. This means we work on every stage of a project from conception and commissioning to planning delivery and evaluation.
Our recent projects for children 5 – 11 years and young people have focused on supporting children to express and share their feelings and empowering young people to be smokefree, supporting them to live healthier, longer, happier lives. Creative wellbeing work with adults has provided unique access and engagement with the arts and artists, offering a rare opportunity to learn artistic skills, meet new people and take a break from the stress of everyday life. Our work with older people has continued to find dynamic and innovative ways to enable older people to participate in the arts.
Current clients and partners include Public Health teams in Dudley, Walsall, Sandwell and Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Staffordshire County Council, Choices Housing Association.
Creative Health represents the West Midlands at the Culture and Wellbeing Alliance.
The Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance
The Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance is a new national organisation representing everyone who believes that cultural engagement and participation can transform our health and wellbeing.
Anyone can be a member sign up here to receive monthly bulletins on policy developments, updates on the progress of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Arts, Health and Wellbeing and plans for regional networking and training.
Black Country Arts and Health Commissioners Network
The Black Country Arts and Health Commissioners Network is facilitated by Creative Health and brings together health commissioners from across the Black Country. Network members have worked with Arts Connect to secure Partnership Investment funding to commission arts work, share learning and explore opportunities to work together to sustain investment in the arts for children and young people.
We believe reflective practice is key to helping us ensure our arts practice is the highest possible quality. We have developed Be Reflective a process which helps our team think about our work and continually improve our practice.
By working through a series of questions our artists transfer the strength and creativity of their arts practice into the development of an arts health and wellbeing programme.