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Creative Practitioners

Teachers and creative practitioners undertaking a creative workshop together

Arts, Health & Wellbeing Training

Thursday 21 May 2020, 10am - 1pm

Please note that this event is fully booked - this is a new date after the original session was postponed due to flooding in Worcester

A workshop for artists who wish to develop their practice within the arts and health sector.

About this Event

Meadow Arts Inspires Arts, Health and Well Being is the first of three training events for Creative Practitioners registered with Meadow Arts and also artists working in the wider Visual Arts Networks in the region. Funded by the Elmley Foundation, the session will examine best practice in Arts, Health & Wellbeing through presentations and workshops by Bristol-based Creativity Works and Worcester arts and health practitioner Claire Hilton.

It is ideal for artists who wish to develop their practice within the arts and health sector; both those who already undertake this kind of work and people who are new to it. You will learn how to evidence your work, evaluate best practice and use reflection. The session will also cover different kinds of activities that will enhance people’s wellbeing and how to protect your own resilience when working in arts and health settings.

This workshop is free for Meadow Arts CPs, £10 for other artists.

The event is supported with funding from the Elmley Foundation

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Workshop Activity: Creative Works

During this workshop we will use our guiding principles, as well as the 5 ways to Wellbeing. This whistle-stop tour will enable you to consider wellbeing, creativity and how you can support participants, and yourself through creative practices.

Explore: Introduction to Creativity Works & our approach – 15 mins

During this brief introduction we will explore our methodology.

Develop: Practical session – 40 mins

During this practical session we will support you to develop ideas around how creativity supports wellbeing and facilitation

• We start with reflection on creative facilitation for wellbeing in pairs or small groups

Grow: You will grow in your understanding of different approaches to creative facilitation.

• Then you will split into and work creatively to develop ideas and learn about creative facilitation approaches for specific participants.

Reflection and discussion - 20 mins

Click here to book for arts, health & wellbeing training


For more information about Creativity Works, and in preparation for the workshop please watch the two short films:

Workshop Activity with Claire Hilton

Freelance arts in health professional and qualified Art Therapist, Clare Hilton will be looking at how you can ensure that you can support your own practice and yourself while working in potentially difficult subject areas.

"We'll have a creative discussion about 'bolstering' our creative practice where we will creatively brainstorm different ways we can develop and build upon ourselves and our practice, in terms of sustainability and quality.

There’ll be a mixed-media art-making exercise and group discussion to help with thinking around what each individual and their practice may benefit from, identifying areas of need and a group discussion about what could be put in place and self-managed. There is not a one-size-fits-all answer, this is more of a place to start that thinking process of ‘What do I need? What can I do?’ This is a very personal need and will depend on areas of expertise and work, but we will explore this together in discussion with some image-making to cement and formulate this idea further to make it a reality in our  future practice (art materials, oil pastel, collage and watercolour on paper)."

Taking elements from 'Artists Practising Well' - N Naismith 2019 (the paper can be found here

Claire regularly contributes and coordinates creative events with her freelance business 'Creating Space' and works as a provider for mental health services across the county covering Warwickshire, Coventry and Worcestershire.



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The Hive

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