We are delighted to be parterning with the Arts Play Health Community for a special Arts Play Health Chat for Creativity and Wellbeing Week, the festival of creative health. 

In this online facilitated discussion, we will explore how to foster community in the interdisciplinary field of arts, play, and health. Join us to chat about working across disciplines to build diverse communities, the challenges and opportunities associated with community-building, the tools needed to establish sustainable communities and more!  

Academics, practitioners, artists, arts/play managers or administrators, policymakers and/or interested community members are all welcome.  

The chat will take place online (via Zoom) on Wednesday, 22 May 2024 at 16.00 BST. Sign up here to attend. 

Researchers from the Social Biobehavioural Research Group will join the discussion to share how their research, toolkits, training and networks are helping cultivate community in their interdisciplinary areas of work.

Arts Play Health Community are a volunteer-led community of people interested in exploring the interconnections between arts and play for health and wellbeing. They take broad conceptions of both ‘arts’ and ‘play’ and welcome anyone interested in these topics to take part in activities. They host monthly ‘chats’ to bring people together in dialogue and shared experience and invite guest facilitators to lead discussions on ‘hot’ topics.