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victoria english

victoria english

Creative Practitioners, Healthcare Representative, Educators & Trainers | Location: South East Wales

I provide bespoke mental health, emotional wellbeing training to fit your organisation and have experience with working with a wide range of organisations. All the training aims to not only provide knowledge, but to empower with the tools to become resilient and maintain wellbeing. '.

Melanie Antoinette

Melanie Antoinette

Healthcare Representative, Educators & Trainers | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Audio Video, Spoken Word, Poetry, Other

An authentic & compassionate public speaker. Specialises in numerology reports, poetry through Spirit. Medium, Psychic to preserve good mental health. Lived Adverse Childhood Experiences. Passionate to discover, to recover to validate your true hearts purpose to navigate

Matilda Tonkin Wells

Matilda Tonkin Wells

Creative Practitioners, Healthcare Representative, Educators & Trainers | Location: North East Wales, North West Wales, Mid Wales, South East Wales, South West Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Participatory Art, Dance, Poetry

I am a Dance Movement Psychotherapist and Dance Artist based in Wales. I am interested in embodied awareness as a means of enabling connection, creativity and an understanding of interrelatedness. Through integrative creative practices, story telling can take many forms.

Leah Salter

Leah Salter

Healthcare Representative | Location: South East Wales

Systemic psychotherapist working in Bridgend, working with arts in health on projects including: Storytelling for health Writing for wellbeing Not to be forgotten stories (community stories for recovery) Story capture and narrative research Evaluating social prescrbing model Learning communitie

Roisin Anwen Murphy-Mortimer

Roisin Anwen Murphy-Mortimer

Creative Practitioners, Healthcare Representative | Location: South East Wales, South West Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Performance Art, Participatory Art, Painting, Theatre, Dance, Spoken Word

I'm a graduate of Derby University with a MA in Dance Movement Psychotherapy. I practice psychotherapy using a humanistic and integrative approach using a variety of media. I am also interested in working on projects and within organisations in health care and mental health within therapeutic arts.

Johan B Skre

Johan B Skre

Creative Practitioners, Local Authorities & Public Services | Location: South West Wales

Area of Art: Photography, Audio Video

Arts on Prescription Manager for Swansea Bay University Health Board, assigned to set up and manage an ambitious Arts on Prescription programme for Swansea and Neath Port Talbot. Photographer and artist with wide experience in fine art, arts in health, project management and portrait photography.

Glen Manby

Glen Manby

Creative Practitioners, Educators & Trainers | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Music

I am an alto saxophonist working mainly in the jazz world. I teach privately, and at Cardiff University.

Sue Hunt

Sue Hunt

Creative Practitioners, Healthcare Representative | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Painting, Photography, Audio Video

A painter and printmaker, I have always had a strong interest in public and social art work. I have taught Fine Art at University and worked on Health projects in Zambia. I currently have an Arts Council grant to help me explore Health and Wellbeing for frontline NHS staff in the time of Covid

Martine Ormerod

Martine Ormerod

Creative Practitioners, Healthcare Representative | Location: North West Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Participatory Art, Mixed Media

Martine Ormerod is an Art Therapist & Community Artist and has been working as a community art tutor for 30 years specialising in Arts for Wellbeing. Her work includes working in community settings, hospitals and residential care.

Helen Ingham

Helen Ingham

Creative Practitioners, Healthcare Representative | Location: Mid Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Participatory Art

I am an artist, qualified art therapist and art educator/facilitator with 30 years of experience working with people in a variety of creative, community and educational contexts.

Four in Four

Four in Four

Creative Practitioners | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Performance Art, Participatory Art, Photography, Theatre, Dance, Installation Art, Mixed Media, Audio Video, Spoken Word, Literature, Digital

Tamsin Griffiths and Paul Whittaker are cross disciplinary artists with a Mental Health (MH) diagnosis, based in Cardiff. We create participatory interactive projects that blur the boundaries of art-forms and challenge perceptions about MH, through form and content.

Avant Cymru

Avant Cymru

Creative Practitioners | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Theatre, Dance, Other

Avant Cymru are a forward thinking theatre company from the South Wales Valleys. Creating relevant, distinctive theatre, dance, Hip Hop and artistic activity with and for our community and championing this work at home and afar. Vision Statement: To artistically enrich and inspire all (locally, nat

Sharon Magill

Sharon Magill

Creative Practitioners | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Participatory Art, Photography, Audio Video, Digital

Im a Cardiff based artist exploring themes of isolation, loneliness and solitude and place. I work in various media including video, sound, alternative/photography and create participatory projects inviting others (artists and the public) to collaborate to create shared experiences and artworks.

Katie Keeble

Katie Keeble

Creative Practitioners, Healthcare Representative | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Participatory Art, Painting, Dance

having recently relocated to Newport Wales, from Bristol I am excited to learn more about the city and artists living and working here, both within health and well-being and creative performance/visual artists too. I look forward to meeting you, do write me an email and hope to see you soon. Katie

Sarah Argent

Sarah Argent

Creative Practitioners | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Theatre

I am a freelance theatre-maker based in Cardiff - a director, writer, deviser, mentor - specialising in theatre for the very young from babies as young as 3 months. My work recognises and respects the emotional intelligence of even the youngest audience members.

PuppetSoup

PuppetSoup

Creative Practitioners, Arts Organisation Representative, Educators & Trainers | Location: North East Wales, North West Wales, Mid Wales, South East Wales, South West Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Performance Art, Participatory Art, Theatre, Installation Art, Mixed Media, Other

PuppetSoup is a five star multi award winning Wales based theatre company that creates ‘Puppetry. For everyone’. We offer shows and workshops and also run community events and projects. We collaborated with the NHS to make the Award Winning 'Fix Freddie!' and are hope to make new partnerships

Amanda Griffkin

Amanda Griffkin

Creative Practitioners, Arts Organisation Representative | Location: Mid Wales

Area of Art: Participatory Art, Dance

Impelo is a charitable organisation that seeks to share the transformational power of dance as far and wide as possible, connecting people of all ages and ways of life in joyful expression. We believe that movement is key to mental and physical wellbeing, and work in communities and schools.

Thania Acarón

Thania Acarón

Creative Practitioners, Healthcare Representative, Educators & Trainers, Researchers | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Participatory Art, Dance, Other

Dance movement psychotherapist, researcher, lecturer & performer. Works both as an independent practitioner and lecturer at the University of South Wales. Offers international workshops on movement for wellbeing, LGBT+ issues, dance movement psychotherapy & embodied decision-making. @thaniaacaron

ruby maddock

ruby maddock

Creative Practitioners, Arts Organisation Representative, Educators & Trainers | Location: South West Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Participatory Art, Mixed Media, Spoken Word

Education and community arts programme coordinator. Currently working for Tate in the community partnerships and regeneration team.

cARTrefu - Age Cymru

cARTrefu - Age Cymru

Healthcare Representative, Arts Organisation Representative | Location: North East Wales, North West Wales, Mid Wales, South East Wales, South West Wales

cARTrefu is Age Cymru’s flagship arts in care homes project that has been running since 2015, with funding from Baring Foundation and Arts Council Wales. The aim of the project is to improve the provision of creative activity in care homes and develop artist’s skills in running these sessions.

Maria Hayes

Maria Hayes

Creative Practitioners, Educators & Trainers, Researchers | Location: North West Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Performance Art, Painting

Dr. Maria Hayes is an award winning artist and artist facilitator. Currently Elysium Healthcare contracts her to create Recovery Tree murals with patients and staff in secure hospitals. She regularly trains and mentors other artists and facilitators, and is passionate about Arts in Health wo

Bill Taylor-Beales

Bill Taylor-Beales

Creative Practitioners | Location: South East Wales, South West Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Performance Art, Participatory Art, Painting, Photography, Music, Illustration, Installation Art, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Audio Video, Spoken Word, Poetry, Mosaic, Digital, Animation, Other

Creative Practitioner - I am a highly experienced freelance Creative Arts practitioner. I specialise in Film Making, Animation, Visual Mixed Media, Creative Text, Songwriting/Recording, Storytelling, Sculpture, Music and Portraiture.

Louise Richards

Louise Richards

Arts Organisation Representative | Location: South East Wales

Louise Richards is Community Participation Manager, Literature Wales. Her focus is on social inclusion - working with under-represented and marginalised groups to discover, address and give voice to community concerns through creative writing activity.

Stephanie Roberts

Stephanie Roberts

Arts Organisation Representative, Researchers | Location: South East Wales, South West Wales

I work with the art collections at National Museum Cardiff. Our work around health and wellbeing is close to my heart, especially after experiencing chronic illness myself. Formerly Paintings in Hospitals co-ordinator for south Wales, I am now studying a doctorate in Health Studies at Cardiff.

Jon Ratigan

Jon Ratigan

Creative Practitioners | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Painting, Illustration, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Audio Video, Digital

I work across a variety of media from painting, through 3D to experimental video. I am particularly interested in bringing digital art making possibilities into care settings and in using virtual reality technology to aid reminiscence. I am currently an artist on Age Cymru’s CARTrefu project.

Susan Liggett

Susan Liggett

Creative Practitioners, Researchers | Location: North East Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Participatory Art, Painting, Installation Art, Digital

Susan is a visual artist, researcher and curator. She has organized exhibitions, chaired conferences and published work on the interface of art/science. She is a member of the Royal Cambrian and is Associate Dean for Research at Wrexham Glyndŵr University.

Mark Smith

Mark Smith

I run an arts and media social enterprise 'Sixty Six / Ninety Nine' that has a primary focus on suicide prevention and awareness. I'm currently working with the Mental Health Foundation and Cwm Taf Morgannwg UHB. (May 2020) I'm the co-founder of the Welsh Mental Health Arts Festival.

Lorna Bates

Lorna Bates

Creative Practitioners, Researchers | Location: North East Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Participatory Art, Painting, Photography, Mixed Media

I have a BA (Hons) in Fine Art from Glasgow School of Art, an MA in Art Practice from Glyndwr University and am currently on a PGCE in post compulsory education. Having worked as a caregiver for the elderly, I have realised that I would like to work with the elderly in an arts capacity.

Andrew Clement

Andrew Clement

Healthcare Representative | Location: South West Wales

I run the Patient Storytelling programme for the Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust & design and illustrate their educational materials. I am also an amateur musician and painter.

Celf-Able

Celf-Able

Creative Practitioners, Healthcare Representative, Arts Organisation Representative, Educators & Trainers, Researchers | Location: Mid Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Participatory Art, Painting, Photography, Installation Art, Mixed Media, Mosaic, Ceramic

Celf-Able is an inclusive art group run by disabled artists in Powys. We are disabled- and artist-led, but open to all ages and abilities, artists and people who just want to have a go at art. We meet in Newtown, Machynlleth, Welshpool, Llanfair Caereinion and Caersws.

Tara H Dean

Tara H Dean

Creative Practitioners | Location: North East Wales, North West Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Illustration, Mixed Media, Ceramic

Community Artist I deliver experimental workshops. Exploring materials through illustration and printmaking. Inspired by working collaboratively on a ceramic wall mural in 2002.I now adapt screen printing stencil practice to develop, explore and transform ideas with all in the community.

Christina Thatcher

Christina Thatcher

Creative Practitioners, Educators & Trainers, Researchers | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Spoken Word, Poetry, Literature

I am a Creative Writing Lecturer at Cardiff Metropolitan University with research interests in the role of creative writing as a therapeutic intervention. I have led hundreds of writing for wellbeing workshops in schools and communities. I am also a member of the Literature Wales Management Board.

Lara Ward

Lara Ward

Creative Practitioners, Arts Organisation Representative | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Dance

I'm an older people's project worker and practitioner for Motion Control Dance, in Barry and across the Vale of Glamorgan. We are currently delivering movement sessions in Care Homes and Day Centres, focused on improving health and well-being and increasing participation levels and mobility.

Aimee Renee

Aimee Renee

Creative Practitioners | Location: North West Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Painting, Illustration, Mixed Media

I'm a Community Artist/Voluntary Art Grp Coordinator. I have also worked as a creative activities coordinator at Park lodge residential care home. My Art group helps improve peoples lives, health & wellbeing & reduces social isolation. I work alongside Prestatyn Iachs OT & GPs social prescribing network

Aimee's Friday Art Group

Aimee's Friday Art Group

Creative Practitioners, Arts Organisation Representative | Location: North West Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Painting, Illustration, Sculpture, Mixed Media

16/01/15 was the first ever Aimee’s Friday art group held at The Artisans Collective in Prestatyn. Our aim is to bring people together, share ideas, techniques, socialise, make arts/crafts, have fun & enhance lives through art.The group is open to anyone regardless of artistic ability or experience

Emma Beynon

Emma Beynon

Creative Practitioners | Location: Mid Wales, South West Wales

Area of Art: Poetry, Digital

Emma leads creative writing workshops for Health and Wellbeing. She has managed projects for Bath Festivals and Peak, with funding from The Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Children In Need. Emma has witnessed the positive impact of creative writing to shape lives and develop confidence.

Lora Morgan

Lora Morgan

Creative Practitioners, Educators & Trainers | Location: North West Wales

Area of Art: Mixed Media, Other

I'm a young community artist based in North West Wales. I love working with the elderly - within community art groups and focusing on mental health/wellbeing. I usually work with textiles and mixed media. I also own a handmade crafts shop in Caernarfon where I run craft for wellbeing workshops.

Bryn Jones

Bryn Jones

Healthcare Representative, Arts Organisation Representative | Location: Mid Wales

I spent 13 yrs working with the arts in Mental Health in Aberystwyth and over 10 yrs working for the Arts Council of Wales including leading on the Arts and Health strategy development. For the past 10yrs I’ve worked within community development in Penparcau and Aberystwyth securing major funding.

Vicky Guise

Vicky Guise

Creative Practitioners, Arts Organisation Representative | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Music

Vicky is a music therapist, musician and music teacher based in Cardiff. She is the chair and co-founder of Harmoni Cymru CIC, bringing live music and music therapy to hospitals and care settings in South Wales.

Melanie Wotton

Melanie Wotton

Healthcare Representative | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Performance Art, Participatory Art, Painting, Photography, Music, Theatre, Dance, Illustration, Installation Art, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Audio Video, Spoken Word, Poetry, Literature, Mosaic, Ceramic, Digital, Animation

I am an Arts in Health Project Manager and Curator at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board. I worked previously as Exhibitions Coordinator for the Hearth Gallery, UHL, and am responsible for developing community based arts projects across Cardiff and the Vale, supported by Arts Council of Wales.

Penny Alexander

Penny Alexander

Creative Practitioners, Healthcare Representative, Educators & Trainers | Location: North East Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Participatory Art, Photography, Installation Art, Literature

I'm a visual artist and use text based mediums such as typewriters to record people's shared stories & memories. Following residencies with participants on acute wards several pieces of my art have been commissioned for hospital corridors. I also am a "phase 2" cARTrefu artist working in care homes

ArtWorks Cymru

ArtWorks Cymru

Arts Organisation Representative | Location: North West Wales, Mid Wales, South East Wales, South West Wales

ArtWorks Cymru is a partnership of Welsh organisations who are developing practice, supporting training and career development, and advocating for participatory arts in Wales. ArtWorks Cymru is project funded and creates programs of work led by different partners to further its aims.

Celf-Able

Celf-Able

Creative Practitioners, Arts Organisation Representative | Location: Mid Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Participatory Art, Painting, Photography, Mixed Media, Mosaic, Ceramic

Disabled-led inclusive art group in Montgomeryshire.

Juliette Salter

Juliette Salter

Creative Practitioners, Educators & Trainers | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Performance Art, Participatory Art, Painting, Music, Literature, Mosaic, Ceramic

I am a fine artist, voice leader and musician. I teach community arts and crafts for all ages, singing for breathing for the British lung foundation and singing for wellbeing. My background is in complementary health. My own art practice is primarily as a painter in mixed mediums and as a singer.

Simone Joslyn

Simone Joslyn

I am head of Arts at ardiff and Vale University Health Board. We are excited to be working in the arts and health arena and are always on the look out ofr new, innovative and fun projects that improve the lives of our patients, staff and communities.

Valley and Vale Community Arts

Valley and Vale Community Arts

Creative Practitioners, Arts Organisation Representative | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Performance Art, Participatory Art, Painting, Photography, Music, Theatre, Dance, Mixed Media, Audio Video, Spoken Word, Poetry, Digital, Animation

Valley and Vale is committed to providing access to a range of creative activities and interventions that will enable a diverse range of people to develop skills, confidence and self-esteem.

Sian Rendell

Sian Rendell

Healthcare Representative, Educators & Trainers | Location: Mid Wales, South East Wales, South West Wales

At Llamau we believe that no young person or vulnerable woman should ever have to experience homelessness. Our mission is to eradicate homelessness for young people and vulnerable women. My role as Involvement and Engagement Manager is to create engaging opportunities for people we support.

Laura Oliver

Laura Oliver

Creative Practitioners, Arts Organisation Representative | Location: Mid Wales

Area of Art: Theatre

Creative Learning Coordinator at Aberystwyth Arts Centre. 1st class honors BA in Performance Studies from Aberystwyth University LAMDA Tutor

Robert Aitken

Robert Aitken

Healthcare Representative, Arts Organisation Representative | Location: North East Wales, North West Wales, Mid Wales, South East Wales, South West Wales

Area of Art: Music

Music in Hospitals & Care is a charity that uses professional musicians to sing and play for people in healthcare, to improve their quality of life

Peak - Art in the Black Mountains

Peak - Art in the Black Mountains

Arts Organisation Representative | Location: Mid Wales, South East Wales

Peak works creatively with professional artists and communities, responding to our unique rural location and environment. Peak's overarching goal is to offer opportunities for children and young people. Our targeted writing and visual arts and health activities support positive health and wellbeing.

Juliet Barnes - Your Medicines Your Health

Juliet Barnes - Your Medicines Your Health

Healthcare Representative | Location: North East Wales, North West Wales, Mid Wales, South East Wales, South West Wales

I am the National Co-ordinator for the all-Wales Your Medicines Your Health programme, promoting safe and effective medicines use. Our public information and engagement campaign has incorporated a schools art project and has worked in liaison with students from Cardiff School of Art and Design.

Guy O'Donnell

Guy O'Donnell

National Dance Company Wales creates extraordinary and inclusive dance which engages and resonates with audiences; we work with the best dancers and choreographers from across Wales and the world to make dance for stages large and small, in unusual spaces and online.

James Lewis

James Lewis

Researchers | Location: South East Wales

I am the co-lead and academic director of Y Lab, the Public Services Innovation Lab for Wales, a partnership between Cardiff University and Nesta. For our Arts and Health work, see https://www.nesta.org.uk/project/arts-and-health/

Celf o Gwmpas

Celf o Gwmpas

Creative Practitioners, Arts Organisation Representative, Educators & Trainers | Location: Mid Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Participatory Art, Painting, Installation Art, Sculpture, Spoken Word, Mosaic, Animation

Our purpose is: 'Creating social inclusion, inspiring artistic ambition & providing a recourse for the wider community'. We: Run arts & health projects for socially excluded groups; support, train & mentor artists, especially outsider & artists w/ disabilities & provide space & network for artists

Simon and Caroline

Simon and Caroline

Healthcare Representative | Location: South West Wales

We run a support line and website for those who have experienced Spiritual Abuse. We plan to set up a retreat where more intensive support can be given. We hope to be able to provide creative therapies especially within an eco therapy context.

Michele Heidi Sutton

Michele Heidi Sutton

Creative Practitioners | Location: North West Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Participatory Art, Painting, Installation Art, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Other

I am an independent artist/teacher with many years experience working in community arts. I currently teach a variety of creative courses and workshops including: mindful, slow stitching; easy handmade books; pyrography; mono and block printmaking. I also offer a Creative Confidence Coaching service.

Gwawr Wyn Roberts

Gwawr Wyn Roberts

Local Authorities & Public Services | Location: North West Wales

I work for Gwynedd Council as a Community Arts Development Officer. I am also a registered Art Psychotherapist. I am involved in the development of arts in health within the county by delivering participatory projects, research and training.

Tanya Dower (Music Now)

Tanya Dower (Music Now)

Creative Practitioners, Healthcare Representative, Arts Organisation Representative | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Performance Art, Participatory Art, Music, Installation Art

MUSIC NOW use music and sound as a therapeutic vehicle for exploring creativity to enhance learning, manage health, and live longer happier lives! And we have FUN! Whether individual, group or organisation, we can design and deliver tailor made lessons and sessions with participants of all ages.

Prue Thimbleby

Prue Thimbleby

Creative Practitioners, Healthcare Representative | Location: South West Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Spoken Word

Prue has been leading the Arts in Health Team for Swansea Bay Health Board since 2012. As part of her role she has established an extensive digital patient story programme. Prue is also a freelance Artist and she was a midwife. Her passion is for the people to thrive and have their voices heard.

karen woodley

karen woodley

I am a Person Centred Accredited Therapist and Clinical Supervisor providing Counselling and Movement Psychotherapy to individuals and groups. I also Supervise therapists, social workers and holistic therapists. I believe in human kindness & each persons uniqueness as a creative link into life.

Suzanne Griffiths-Rees

Suzanne Griffiths-Rees

Funders & Policy Makers, Arts Organisation Representative | Location: South West Wales

I am a Development Officer at the Arts Council of Wales with a background in music. I sit on the Arts and Health Programme Development Group within the Arts Council.

Forget-me-not Chorus

Forget-me-not Chorus

Arts Organisation Representative | Location: South East Wales

The Forget-me-not Chorus is testament to the potential of song, music and shared creativity to enrich and enhance people’s lives. A charity for people with dementia & their families, we have created nine choirs who gather weekly across communities, care homes and hospitals in Cardiff & Newport

Kira Withers-Jones

Kira Withers-Jones

Creative Practitioners, Healthcare Representative | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Participatory Art

Clare Charles

Clare Charles

Creative Practitioners, Arts Organisation Representative | Location: South East Wales

I co-run several artist projects including Arcade Campfa, madeinroath and Yellow Back Books, as well as making my own work. In autumn 2019 Arcade Campfa will be working on a new project with Gail Howard and Llandough hospital, resulting in an exhibition across both venues.

Carol Downes

Carol Downes

Creative Practitioners, Arts Organisation Representative, Educators & Trainers | Location: North East Wales, North West Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Participatory Art, Painting, Illustration, Mixed Media, Other

I am a Community Art Tutor and Artist/Crafter/Designer. I enjoy colour and texture in my work, and I love to inspire others to get creative. My specialism is Batiking, mixed up with freestyle stitching and layering. I enjoy working collaboratively, and coming up with the unexpected.

HAUL Arts in Health

HAUL Arts in Health

Healthcare Representative, Arts Organisation Representative, Educators & Trainers | Location: Mid Wales

Long established group using the arts to improve health care settings, and delivering participatory arts projects for hospital staff and all kinds of health groups, including a well received social prescribing programme - see Facebook

 Pod Clare

Pod Clare

Creative Practitioners, Healthcare Representative, Educators & Trainers | Location: Mid Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Participatory Art, Painting, Illustration, Installation Art, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Mosaic, Other

25 happy years experience delivering participatory arts projects, large and small, in many art forms with any partners. Longstanding Chairperson of HAUL Arts in Health.

Avant Cymru

Avant Cymru

Creative Practitioners, Arts Organisation Representative, Educators & Trainers | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Performance Art, Painting, Music, Theatre, Dance, Spoken Word

Avant Cymru are a forward thinking theatre company from the south Wales valleys. We create relevant, distinctive theatre, performances, experiences and educational opportunities many of which are based on improving health and well being.

Bethan Ryland Pili Pala Arts Wales

Bethan Ryland Pili Pala Arts Wales

Arts Organisation Representative | Location: South East Wales

I am director of Pili Pala Arts Wales, which specialises in delivering high quality arts sessions to all ages, individuals, schools and communities. I am also PhD candidate at Liverpool Hope University, lecture at USW and Newman University and work part -time for Caerphilly arts service.

Jess Courtney

Jess Courtney

Arts Organisation Representative, Local Authorities & Public Services | Location: South East Wales

I am the Visitor Experience Manager for Tredegar House, a National Trust property in SE Wales. Tredegar House is a place shaped by our local community. The house, its surrounding gardens and parkland stand proudly at the heart of Newport’s heritage.

Sue EL Davies

Sue EL Davies

Creative Practitioners, Arts Organisation Representative, Educators & Trainers | Location: South West Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Performance Art, Participatory Art, Painting, Photography, Music, Theatre, Dance, Illustration, Installation Art, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Audio Video, Spoken Word, Poetry, Literature, Mosaic, Ceramic, Digital, Animation

Highly experienced cultural sector professional. Expertise: creative programming, delivery of events, activities, exhibition development, partnership development and programming, formal learning, lifelong learning, strategic arts management, fundraising, interpretation, project management, evalua

Martin Sotelano

Martin Sotelano

Creative Practitioners, Healthcare Representative, Arts Organisation Representative, Educators & Trainers | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Painting, Photography, Dance, Mixed Media, Audio Video, Digital

The Old Post office Art and Therapy Centre was established here in the Welsh Valleys so that Art, Culture and the Healing Arts can be readily available in solid ways that can be created by and given back to the community. Our desire is to create new exciting artistic experiences.

karen woodley

karen woodley

Healthcare Representative | Location: South East Wales

Hello Im Karen I am a Professional Person Centred, Humanistic Therapist registered and qualified to work with many people who have health and well-being concerns and who would like to explore ways of finding their vital energy and healthy relationship with self and others again.

Gill St John Griffiths

Gill St John Griffiths

Creative Practitioners, Healthcare Representative | Location: South East Wales, South West Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Participatory Art, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Other

Arts and Well Being Creative Practitioner. Initiating and facilitating co-created and co-produced projects. Sharing visual stories, supporting community connection, combating isolation, promoting creative ownership. Mentor - supporting professional Artists and Designers, Startups and Graduates.

Chris Monk

Chris Monk

Creative Practitioners, Educators & Trainers | Location: South East Wales, South West Wales

Area of Art: Performance Art, Theatre

Drama practitioner and educator with experience of working with children from 5 to 18. Passionate about the application of performance to develop communication, creativity, collaboration, confidence and critical thinking.

Hafren, The Entertainment Venue

Hafren, The Entertainment Venue

Arts Organisation Representative | Location: Mid Wales

We are a mid scale theatre in Newtown, Mid Wales with an active community engagement programme.

Ali Franks

Ali Franks

Creative Practitioners, Healthcare Representative, Educators & Trainers | Location: South West Wales

Area of Art: Performance Art, Participatory Art, Theatre, Spoken Word

Lecturer in Applied Drama: Education, Wellbeing, Community at Swansea College of Art, University of Wales Trinity Saint David Applied Drama Practitioner. Specialist in using drama as a tool for personal development and emotional health. Chair of Board of Directors for PeopleSpeakUP

Inside Out Cymru

Inside Out Cymru

Arts Organisation Representative | Location: South East Wales

Inside Out Cymru is an Arts and Mental Health charity delivering arts workshops and activities across Gwent. We work to break down barriers to opportunities and to encourage access to the arts and creative expression to promote mental health and well-being.

Age Cymru / Gwanwyn

Age Cymru / Gwanwyn

Age Cymru is the largest charity working with and for older people in Wales. Our vision is to create an age friendly Wales. Gwanwyn is a month-long national festival held across Wales in May each year celebrating creativity in older age.

Literature Wales

Literature Wales

Arts Organisation Representative | Location: North East Wales, North West Wales, Mid Wales, South East Wales, South West Wales

Literature Wales’ role is to facilitate and stimulate literature programmes and events throughout Wales, and promote the best of our literatures internationally. We also develop and support the writers of Wales at every stage of their literary journey.

Kate Pawsey

Kate Pawsey

Healthcare Representative | Location: South West Wales

Kate Pawsey has an MSc in creative writing for therapeutic purposes from Metanoia Institute. She works freelance in a range of settings - museums and galleries, with women in sheltered housing, and with the team at Skanda Vale Hospice, West Wales. She is writer in residence at The Bakelite Museum.

Beverly Belshaw

Beverly Belshaw

Creative Practitioners, Healthcare Representative, Educators & Trainers, Researchers | Location: North East Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Painting, Mixed Media, Mosaic, Other

I am an artist and art therapist. I work with children and adults alike, using mosaics, silk painting, textiles and mixed media art. I believe my commitment to both professions inform my practice bye creating a balance that is fundamental to the work I do with others.

Victoria Malcolm

Victoria Malcolm

Creative Practitioners | Location: South West Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Painting

Specialisms:painting, drawing and colour use, basic printmaking. Active as voluntary art assistant in Oriel Myrddin Carmarthen and PwerdyPowerhouse Llandysul. Welsh learner moderately fluent. Experience in home education, manager of Popty, Triangle Network international artist workshop in Wales.

Pip Lewis

Pip Lewis

Creative Practitioners, Arts Organisation Representative, Educators & Trainers | Location: South West Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Participatory Art, Painting, Photography, Illustration, Installation Art, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Mosaic, Ceramic, Digital, Animation

Pip Lewis is a founder and Director of spacetocreate, a leading Pembrokeshire-based visual arts organisation. Holding a Post-graduate diploma in Art Psychotherapy and BA Hons in Fine Art from Reading University, Pip has taken a lead in delivering a wide range of arts, health and wellbeing projects.

Emily Underwood-Lee

Emily Underwood-Lee

Researchers | Location: South East Wales

I am Research Fellow at the George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling. My research concerns first person and autobiographical storytelling and performance with a focus on feminist performance, narratives of illness, performance and the maternal and performance and disability.

Heather Louise Chandler

Heather Louise Chandler

Creative Practitioners, Healthcare Representative, Arts Organisation Representative | Location: North East Wales, North West Wales, Mid Wales, South East Wales, South West Wales

Live Music Now is the UK’s leading musicians’ development and outreach charity. We provide exceptional live music experiences to people with limited access to the arts, due to disability, illness or social disadvantage.

Alex Staples  - Arts Project Manager, Arts for Health and Wellbeing

Alex Staples - Arts Project Manager, Arts for Health and Wellbeing

Healthcare Representative, Arts Organisation Representative, Local Authorities & Public Services | Location: South East Wales

We know the benefits of arts in health, and work to incorporate it into healthcare in Cardiff and the Vale. Using art to improve quality of care and wellbeing for all is key to the evolution of modern healthcare. We offer a holistic approach to our patients, improving their overall outcomes.

David Rhys Webber

David Rhys Webber

Creative Practitioners | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Photography, Music, Digital

I've been working as a photographer for 20 years. In the last ten years I have been working in arts and health settings, delivering workshops to various health boards.

Royal College of Psyciatrists Wales

Royal College of Psyciatrists Wales

Healthcare Representative | Location: North East Wales, North West Wales, Mid Wales, South East Wales, South West Wales

We have over 600 members, fellows, affiliates and pre-membership trainees throughout Wales. We lead, represent and support psychiatrists to government and other agencies, to improve the outcomes for people with mental illness, and the mental health of individuals, their families, and communities.

Rosemary Elizabeth Graham

Rosemary Elizabeth Graham

Creative Practitioners, Healthcare Representative, Educators & Trainers | Location: South West Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Painting, Poetry, Other

Practising Painter / Textile Artist, Facilitator, Speaker, Life Coach, Life Musician, (assoc: member of Music Chichester University - Life Music, Professor Rod Paton), Yoga Teacher, Published Poet / Writer & Lapidus member. A/H Workshops LAH, SWAH, NW ARTS & HEALTH, ARTS AND HEALTH CYMRU, SPAN, NFS

Bethan Page

Bethan Page

Arts Organisation Representative, Educators & Trainers | Location: Mid Wales

As an experienced freelance arts consultant I have devised and managed creative projects with a wide range of communities and diverse sectors. Working in collaboration and in partnership is key to the success of these projects, along with involving participants in every aspect of the work.

Pauline Down

Pauline Down

Creative Practitioners, Healthcare Representative, Arts Organisation Representative, Educators & Trainers | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Music, Theatre, Other

Pauline Down is a singer & composer who currently leads choirs in South Wales and singing workshops and holidays internationally. She pioneered an award winning arts in health training programme in North Wales and has many years experience of leading arts in health trainings, projects and workshops.

Claire Cressey

Claire Cressey

Arts Organisation Representative | Location: North East Wales, North West Wales, Mid Wales, South East Wales, South West Wales

Claire has worked in the arts for 20 years, specialising in social exclusion. Currently Director for Live Music Now Wales, Claire was previously Community Producer for WNO, and Assistant Director for Artswork, (youth arts) where she created the English National Youth Arts Network (ENYAN).

Tŷ Pawb

Tŷ Pawb

Arts Organisation Representative, Local Authorities & Public Services | Location: North East Wales

Tŷ Pawb is a cultural community resource, bringing together arts and markets within the same footprint. We present a contemporary programme of welcoming and inclusive exhibitions, socially engaged projects and live performance.

Emma Baker

Emma Baker

Creative Practitioners, Educators & Trainers | Location: South West Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Sculpture, Ceramic

I am a former secondary school art teacher who now runs a ceramics business and works as a freelance practitioner in schools. I am inspired by body positivity and the beautiful Welsh countryside.

Ray Hobbs

Ray Hobbs

Creative Practitioners | Location: South West Wales

Area of Art: Photography, Illustration, Mixed Media, Digital

Graduate Documentary Photographer, experienced in respectfully representing communities and individuals in their home and other environments. A body of work on the loneliness & depression of men & their journey into environment of Men’s Shed Cymru. Photo-documented Engage Cymru Dementia workshops.

StillWalks

StillWalks

Creative Practitioners, Healthcare Representative | Location: South West Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Photography, Audio Video

StillWalks is a video resource and system designed to address issues of stress and anxiety and to develop wellbeing. Alastair Duncan, founder of StillWalks, is a visual artist working with sound, photography and tapestry weaving. He has a keen interest in the environment, both natural and man-made.

Theatrau Sir Gâr / Carmarthenshire Theatres

Theatrau Sir Gâr / Carmarthenshire Theatres

Arts Organisation Representative, Local Authorities & Public Services | Location: South West Wales

Theatrau Sir Gâr offers the people of Carmarthenshire and beyond a variety of live theatre performances and productions, and a programme of participatory activity which focusses on wellbeing and social inclusion, including dementia friendly events, and creative activities for older people.

Katja Stiller

Katja Stiller

Healthcare Representative | Location: South West Wales

Katja has been working for Valley and Vale since 1998. Development of Person-Centred Creativity combing humanistic principles with a range of arts activities to improve participants’ self- awareness, self-esteem and wellbeing. Specialises working with people with anxiety /depression and training.

Eleanor Shaw

Eleanor Shaw

Creative Practitioners, Healthcare Representative, Arts Organisation Representative | Location: South West Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Performance Art, Participatory Art, Painting, Photography, Music, Theatre, Dance, Illustration, Installation Art, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Audio Video, Spoken Word, Poetry, Literature, Digital

PeopleSpeakUp is a social arts and well-being enterprise based in The Ffwrnes Fach, Ffwrnes Theatre, Llanelli. We work with communities to find their stories through artistic and personal exploration on speak up projects through visual arts, storytelling, creative writing & The Spoken word.

Beth Pickard

Beth Pickard

Creative Practitioners, Educators & Trainers, Researchers | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Participatory Art, Music

Beth is a music therapist and PhD researcher at the University of South Wales exploring pedagogy of disability. In addition, Beth is also Course Leader for the BA(Hons) in Creative and Therapeutic Arts degree, where visual arts students develop inclusive and participatory practices in the community.

Sian Fitzgerald

Sian Fitzgerald

Local Authorities & Public Services | Location: North East Wales

I am the Community Arts Development Officer for Denbighshire County Council and currently sit on the steering committees for WAHWN and the North Wales Arts, Health and Well-being Concordat. I am the NEWales representative for Engage Cymru and Vice Chair for Edau (NW Arts and Education Network).

Ben Walker

Ben Walker

Creative Practitioners | Location: North East Wales, North West Wales, Mid Wales

Area of Art: Photography

Full time freelance professional photographer. I have worked with Bangor University & Pontio for over a decade on a wide range of photographic services. Primarily events coverage as well as academic showcase, promotional, documentary & arts coverage, especially with countless & varied Pontio events.

Yvonne Murphy & Omidaze Productions

Yvonne Murphy & Omidaze Productions

Creative Practitioners, Arts Organisation Representative, Educators & Trainers | Location: South East Wales, South West Wales

Area of Art: Performance Art, Participatory Art, Theatre

Yvonne Murphy is a theatre director, creative producer and creative practitioner with nearly 30 years experience of using drama and theatre to create positive social change. An ACW Creative Agent, Yvonne also runs Omidaze Productions which creates bespoke training, workshops, projects & productions.

Katherine Algar-Skaife

Katherine Algar-Skaife

Researchers | Location: North West Wales

I am passionate about improving the quality of life and well-being of people living with dementia and those who support them, and in particular through the arts. Over the last 10 years, most of my research has focussed on the benefits of the arts for those who live in, work in, and visit care homes.

Arts Connection - Cyswllt Celf

Arts Connection - Cyswllt Celf

Arts Organisation Representative | Location: North West Wales, Mid Wales

Arts Connection is a participatory arts charity based in Llanfyllin, Mid Wales. We work in North Powys, Wrexham and the border communities. We are revenue funded by the Arts Council of Wales and have provided high quality participatory arts projects in a wide range of artistic mediums since 1994.

Sarah Pogoda

Sarah Pogoda

Creative Practitioners, Researchers | Location: North West Wales

Area of Art: Performance Art, Participatory Art, Theatre, Other

I'm a Lecturer in German Studies at Bangor University, and my research areas explore Artistic Research, Institutional Critique, Avant Garde Performance Art and Theatre. As Artistic Research I pursue interventions, Happenings, and Participatory Performances.

Mel Roberts

Mel Roberts

Creative Practitioners | Location: North West Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Mixed Media, Mosaic

My passion for mosaic began 6 years ago and I love recycling materials and vibrant colours. My business is Mazin Mosaics selling North Wales. As an enthusiastic reative practitioner I have worked with the elderly, local community & art groups, men & women's sheds and learning disabilities adults.

Rachel Jones

Rachel Jones

Healthcare Representative, Local Authorities & Public Services | Location: North West Wales

I manage Annedd Ni, Anheddau's Day Service based in Bangor, North Wales. We offer sessions such as art, drama, music, cookery and living skills to adults with supporting needs, such as learning disabilities, in the North Wales area.

Sophia Keene

Sophia Keene

Healthcare Representative | Location: North East Wales

I’m Sophia I am a mental health nurse working in older persons psychiatric liaison at Wrexham Maelor hospital. I am also studying for my masters in dementia at Bangor university.

Lara Ward

Lara Ward

Creative Practitioners | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Performance Art, Participatory Art, Theatre, Dance

I’m a freelance movement artist, a collaborative performer maker, and community practitioner. I’m a performer with The Gravida Project, which centres on inviting pregnant dancers and performance artists to explore their inner and outer creativity, with a focus on maternal mental health.

R. Lyle Skains

R. Lyle Skains

Creative Practitioners, Educators & Trainers | Location: North West Wales

Area of Art: Literature, Digital, Other

A Senior Lecturer in Digital Writing at Bangor Uni, Lyle conducts practice-based research in writing, reading/playing, and publishing transmedia narratives. She is PI on the arts & health project "Infectious Storytelling", Co-I on the arts & science project "You & CO2" (both Welsh Crucible-funded).

Angela Rogers

Angela Rogers

Creative Practitioners, Arts Organisation Representative | Location: South West Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Participatory Art, Photography, Illustration, Installation Art, Mixed Media, Audio Video, Ceramic

I am the Wales Coordinator for Engage - Engage Cymru - the leading membership organisation for visual arts and gallery education. I also coordinate WAHWN organising training and networking events pan Wales.

Alex Bowen

Alex Bowen

Creative Practitioners, Healthcare Representative, Arts Organisation Representative, Educators & Trainers | Location: Mid Wales, South East Wales, South West Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Performance Art, Participatory Art, Painting, Photography, Music, Theatre, Dance, Installation Art, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Audio Video, Spoken Word, Mosaic, Ceramic, Digital, Animation

Strategic development, co-ordination and networking skills combined with a person-centred and proactive approach. Supportive and agile organisational and project manager. Proven track record in financial/ budget management and fundraising, with success in securing a wide range of funding streams.

Wendy Keay-Bright

Wendy Keay-Bright

Creative Practitioners | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Installation Art, Audio Video, Digital, Animation

I am a designer with over two decades of experience in the area of interaction, animation and moving image design, including teaching, research and development, project management, knowledge transfer and public engagement.

Heather Parnell

Heather Parnell

Creative Practitioners, Healthcare Representative | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Other

heatherparnell.wordpress.com Heather is a visual and public artist who has many roles in Arts and Health, including Artist in Residence at Cwm Taf University Health Board.

Marion Cheung

Marion Cheung

Creative Practitioners | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Painting, Illustration, Installation Art, Mixed Media, Audio Video, Digital

Multi-disciplinary artist, 10 years experience working in community arts; project co-ordinator; trained in life story/oral history collection; creative practitioner. Lead artist for Maindee Stories a textile arts project with a women's group that won the Voluntary Arts Epic Award 2018 for Wales.

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