Did you know that praXis represents the West Midlands in an exciting national arts and health initiative?
Since the closure of the National Network for Arts in Health three years ago, there has been no strategic overview or national lobbying organisation to represent the arts and health infrastructure. London Arts in Health Forum has received funding from Arts Council England to take the lead in drawing together a group of organisations from across the country who will act as partners to build the capacity of arts in health nationally. This should result in greater understanding of the impact the arts can have on health and wellbeing, along with a better co-ordinated sector.
Emphasis is on regional representation that is responsive and so praXis and Creative Remedies are working together to make sure the West Midlands is fully represented on the new National Forum for Arts in Health. Initially the Forum will focus its efforts on advocacy and co-ordination and the development of a strategic agenda for arts and health nationally.
We will use these pages to keep you updated and consult with you about issues raised at a national level. Here you can see aims and membership of the National Forum. See below for minutes from meetings and regular updates.
Minutes: 22nd June 2009
Update: October 2009