WAHWN Members List (All)

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 Pod Clare

Pod Clare

Creative Practitioners, Health & Social Care, 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.

A Private Land

A Private Land

Creative Practitioners, Nature & Environment | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Performance Art, Participatory Art, Painting, Photography, Installation Art, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Audio Video, Spoken Word, Literature, Digital, Animation

A Private Land is a participatory arts project with Susan Adams & Penny Hallas. As artists we have been looking at the former Mid-Wales Hospital in Talgarth, crumbling and slowly being taken over by nature, and feel that there are stories missing that should be told before it disappears completely.

A4W Innovation CIC arts4wellbeing

A4W Innovation CIC arts4wellbeing

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

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

Harnessing creativity to improve lives and communities. Specialists in innovative, inspiring and engaging training, projects, events and workshops.

Abi Makepeace

Abi Makepeace

Creative Practitioners, Nature & Environment | Location: South West Wales

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

I'm a mixed media artist focusing on textiles with an ecological and sustainable ethos. I run a wide range of participatory, health and well-being workshops and projects that engage people through patch-working, stitching and botanical dyeing.

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.

Aimee  Renee Colville

Aimee Renee Colville

Creative Practitioners | Location: North West Wales

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

Over the past 8 years i have ran and organised community arts groups, Arts and craft workshops and worked within care/residential homes leading arts sessions. I have a passion for helping people through art and sharing my own art with others.

Aimee Marie Littler

Aimee Marie Littler

Creative Practitioners | Location: South West Wales

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

Hi I’m an artist based in South Wales (Swansea valley) I have always loved art and nature,so I’ve put the two together! I mainly use watercolour but also coloured pencils, graphite, acrylic and gouache. My main subject is birds as I just adore them!

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

Aisling Caffrey

Aisling Caffrey

Area of Art: Performance Art, Participatory Art, Painting, Theatre, Installation Art, Audio Video, Spoken Word, Poetry, Literature, Digital, Other

A scriptwriter, creative writing, drama & visual arts facilitator with 15 years experience. Currently studying MA Arts, Health & Wellbeing at Uni of South Wales. I want to connect with creatives, companies & institutions to learn how creative writing & storytelling can support health and wellbeing.

Alec Shepley

Alec Shepley

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

Area of Art: Visual Art, Participatory Art, Installation Art, Sculpture, Audio Video

Alec is Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Arts and Society at Wrexham University. He is an artist in his own right and has always been engaged in the societal and pedagogical aspects of creative practice; rooted in the firm belief that education is the key to transforming lives.

Aled Jones

Aled Jones

Creative Practitioners, Funders & Policy Makers, Educators & Trainers | Location: North East Wales, North West Wales, Mid Wales, South East Wales, South West Wales

Area of Art: Mixed Media, Audio Video, Digital

Freelance project manager with extensive experience of working within the Arts and Health sector. Managed the Cultural Cwtsh project, a creative wellbeing resource for health and social care workers, on behalf of the Arts Council of Wales.

Alex Bowen

Alex Bowen

Creative Practitioners, Health & Social Care, 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.

ALEX STAPLES

ALEX STAPLES

Health & Social Care | Location: South East Wales

I work as an Arts Programme Manager at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board. We have a thriving Arts for Health and Wellbeing programme supported by Cardiff & Vale Health Charity. My role mainly concentrates on inpatient settings - improving the lives of our staff and our patients through Art.

Alexandra Symons

Alexandra Symons

Creative Practitioners, Health & Social Care | Location: North East Wales, North West Wales

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

I’m a qualified Applied Artist specialising in ceramics also a qualified and HCPC registered Arts psychotherapist specialising in one-to-one art therapy and group art and craft therapy workshops I have a background working with children and adults with learning disabilities and disorders.

Ali Franks

Ali Franks

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

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

Transformative Coach, Applied Theatre Practitioner & Educator Staff Wellbeing Coach at People Speak Up; Specialist in using drama as a tool for personal development and emotional health; Lecturer in Applied Theatre at UWTSD.

Alice Marie

Alice Marie

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

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

I am an artist, illustrator and educator from South Wales.
 I help adults and children discuss and address mental health and emotional wellbeing through creativity, integrating somatic release, psychology tips and grounding techniques through tailored creative expression workshops.

Alis Poppy Davies

Alis Poppy Davies

Creative Practitioners | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Dance

Current community dance apprentice with Caerphilly Arts Development. Very passionate about improving the health and wellbeing of others in the community

Alison Harris

Alison Harris

Creative Practitioners | Location: South West Wales

Area of Art: Dance

Hi I'm Alison & I'm a Groove Facilitator in Swansea. Anybody can Groove, no matter your ability or experience, if you can move you can Groove! It’s super simple, we have up to three moves or rhythms per song & that’s it. There’s no front & back or left or right, and absolutely no getting it

Alison Moger Designs

Alison Moger Designs

Area of Art: Visual Art, Mixed Media

I am a practising artist working with free – stitch and mixed media, my work will always have a recycling, environmental and family ethos at its heart. I am an avid collector of vintage textiles and domestic objects that show the passage of time and the human interaction, embracing storytelling through the visual process. ; I have had experience of working with a wide range of vulnerable people from young carers at Craft in the Bay to care home residence with cARTrefu. I am able to run a diverse range of workshops to suite the ability of those participating in the workshops.

Alison Moore

Alison Moore

Nature & Environment | Location: South West Wales

I work for Coed Lleol as the South Wales Coordinator, overseeing a team of Project Officers, who work locally to their areas, to offer a wide range of nature-based wellbeing activities in woodlands and green spaces. We engage communities to understand the benefits of being in nature, learning skills.

Alyson Powell

Alyson Powell

Creative Practitioners | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art

I am an Artist/Printmaker and Expressive Arts Facilitator . My background is in Special needs support and education. I offer client centered practice offering creative opportunities in formal and leisure settings . With a safe non judgmental space for people to express their thoughts and ideas.

AM

AM

Mae AM yn wefan ac app sy'n rhannu'r celfyddydau yng Nghymru. AM is a website and app sharing the arts in Wales.

Amanda Jayne Padley

Amanda Jayne Padley

Creative Practitioners, Health & Social Care, Educators & Trainers | Location: North East Wales

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

I am an Art Psychotherapist, artist, potter, writer and qualified teacher working particularly with all forms of pregnancy loss. I work with clients and teach in North Wales as well as using online platforms. Art therapy is an accessible and inclusive form of therapeutic intervention.

Amy Joy-Jeffery

Amy Joy-Jeffery

Creative Practitioners, Health & Social Care | Location: South West Wales

Area of Art: Performance Art, Participatory Art, Dance

Iam a reflexologist. I worked over 10 years in the care sector supporting individuals in maintaining their independence and dignity. I have run various dance workshops. I have done facepainting at parties festivals and community centres. I enjoy working with people. My passion, working with

Ananya Reynolds

Ananya Reynolds

Charities & Third Sector | Location: Mid Wales, South East Wales, South West Wales

I am a sexual violence support worker within Calan DVS supporting survivors of domestic violence who have also been subjected to sexual violence. Within this role I provide 1to1support, I facilitate a group programme for survivors and along side my team members, we provide workshops and training.

Andre Stitt

Andre Stitt

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

Area of Art: Visual Art, Performance Art, Painting, Installation Art, Audio Video

André Stitt was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1958. He is a Professor at Cardiff School of Art & Design. A predominate theme in his artistic output is that of communities and their dissolution often relating to trauma, conflict and art as a redemptive proposition.

Andrew Clement

Andrew Clement

Health & Social Care | 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.

Angela Bowker

Angela Bowker

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

Area of Art: Mixed Media, Other

Hello! I am a part time metalsmith near Cardiff and make jewellery using traditional techniques. I work mostly in silver and organic minerals/gems but like to experiment with other materials too including wood, leather, cold enamels and polymer clay. I am also a qualified adult teacher (PGCertHE).

Angela McMillan

Angela McMillan

Creative Practitioners, Health & Social Care, Educators & Trainers, Researchers, Art Therapists / Supervisors, Wellbeing Facilitators | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Digital

I am an integrative therapist using creative approaches including imagery work and immersive technologies to help anxious young people tell their stories in non-traditional ways.

Angela Rogers

Angela Rogers

Arts Organisation Representative | Location: South West Wales

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

Executive Director of WAHWN, supporting arts and health professionals to embed the arts within healthcare systems in Wales. https://wahwn.cymru

Angharad Harrop

Angharad Harrop

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

Area of Art: Music, Theatre, Dance

I have worked as a dance artist and academic for over 10 years. I work in a wide variety of settings across Wales , the UK . I have a great interest in how dance can support people's health and wellbeing and am working towards the completion of my PhD which has a focus on embodiment.

Angie Gomes

Angie Gomes

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

Area of Art: Painting, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Poetry, Ceramic

I’ve been in education, learning and development around 30 years and art and creativity all my life. I believe art can improve our wellbeing and mental health. I currently lead and teach autistic teens in West Wales and happy to link up with professionals who would like to engage in projects.

Anita Holford

Anita Holford

Arts Organisation Representative, Educators & Trainers, Charities & Third Sector | Location: South East Wales

I’m a freelance comms, copywriting, fundraising practitioner. I work with arts/music organisations/individuals who have an educational, wellbeing or social purpose. Work egs: a campaign to promote voluntary arts to health; evaluation & project management of teen music/mental health project.

Anna Amalia Coviello

Anna Amalia Coviello

Creative Practitioners | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Performance Art, Participatory Art, Painting, Illustration, Installation Art, Mixed Media, Spoken Word, Poetry, Mosaic, Other

I am a multidisciplinary artist with a diverse set of skills, I am mainly a painter, illustrator, muralista, while as a facilitator I enjoy up-cycling and working sustainably. I also write, move, photograph, make installations or mosaics, depending on what needs to be expressed and how.

Anne Draper

Anne Draper

Health & Social Care | Location: South West Wales

I work with adults with learning disabilities in the Tenby Project CIC and for Tenby Twn Council as a Community Engagement Officer.

Anthem Music Fund Wales

Anthem Music Fund Wales

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

Anthem’s vision is a Wales in which music can empower every young life. Music is a potent creative force for young people that feeds self-expression, personal development and wellbeing. Anthem enables access to music and nurtures diverse talent to take the next steps to musical careers.

April Heade

April Heade

Arts Organisation Representative | Location: South East Wales

I am a Producer in the Programmes & Engagement department of Welsh National Opera with a specific focus on our growing arts and health programme.

Arts Care Gofal Celf

Arts Care Gofal Celf

Arts Organisation Representative | Location: South West Wales

Arts Care Gofal Celf (ACGC) believes in the power of the creative arts to transform the lives of individuals and improve community cohesion. ACGC was an early pioneer of arts in health and wellbeing programmes and has over 30 years’ experience of delivering transformational, creative projects.

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.

Arts in Health at Hywel Dda UHB

Arts in Health at Hywel Dda UHB

Health & Social Care | Location: South West Wales

Kathryn Lambert and Dr Catherine Jenkins work closely together within the Patient Experience Department at Hywel Dda UHB to promote and encourage the use of arts in healthcare to capitalise on the powerful contribution the arts can make in supporting people’s health and wellbeing.

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.

Ash Cooke

Ash Cooke

Area of Art: Visual Art, Performance Art, Participatory Art, Painting, Music, Audio Video, Poetry

Ash Cooke is an internationally recognised improvising guitarist and artist from North Wales. Initially making his name in the 90’s Welsh band Derrero Ash has spent the last 25 years steadily building a reputation as an experimental musician, visual artist and arts facilitator.

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

Ayoub Boukhalfa

Ayoub Boukhalfa

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

Area of Art: Performance Art, Music, Dance

Ayoub Boukhalfa is a queer Moroccan singer and performer. He is a facilitator for the Oasis One World Choir and a member of the Coronation Choir. He has worked with National Theatre Wales on their production of Cost of Living, and has facilitated workshops with Sherman Theatre. His singing style is M

Baring Foundation

Baring Foundation

The Baring Foundation is an independent grant-maker which protects and advances human rights and promotes inclusion. Since 2020, our Arts funding programme has focused on creative opportunities for people with mental health problems.

Beatrice Carey

Beatrice Carey

Arts Organisation Representative | Location: North East Wales

Area of Art: Music

BBC National Orchestra of Wales deliver Arts and Health programmes in a variety of locations across Wales. This work is part of our BBC NOW CONNECT programme that aims to bring music to community and health care settings.

Becca May Collins

Becca May Collins

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

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

I'm a coordinator and producer specialising in visual arts engagement for wellbeing. I've organised programmes for professional visual artists with Disability Arts Cymru, ACW for Cymru Fenis 10. I currently work with WAHWN as Support Coordinator and Inside Out Cymru as a Programme Manager.

Ben Ewart-Dean

Ben Ewart-Dean

Creative Practitioners, Researchers | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Participatory Art, Photography, Audio Video

I’m a film-maker and researcher, with a professional interest in the relationship between film and neurodiversity, particularly autism. My work employs participatory methods, and often explores the ways in which the process of film-making can empower, enrich and connect. ​

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.

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.

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.

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.

Bethan Wynne Phillips

Bethan Wynne Phillips

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

Area of Art: Music

USW MA Music Therapy Student starting 2022 Head of Music, Ysgol Llanhari 2017-2022 Music Teacher YGG Llangynwyd 2013-2017 Accompanist

Beverly Belshaw

Beverly Belshaw

Creative Practitioners, Health & Social Care, Educators & Trainers | 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.

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.

Bla Translation Ltd

Bla Translation Ltd

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

Award-winning Welsh translation company based on Anglesey, providing top quality translations to a vast client base in Wales and, indeed, beyond. Contact us with all your Welsh translation needs for a reliable, professional and friendly service.

Brad Carr

Brad Carr

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

Area of Art: Visual Art, Photography, Poetry, Literature

I am an artist who uses the mediums of photography and writing to communicate with the world. Much of my practice is centred around deepening my connection to the landscape, and in particular trees, before creating photographs and then introspecting and reflecting using the written word.

Bronwen Wilson Rashad

Bronwen Wilson Rashad

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

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

I am a Movement Director and Wellbeing Coordinator within theatre. Recently I have been working on the 1000 Days Arts in Health project with Aneurin Bevan Perinatal mental health team and am one of the lead artists. I have a background in youth mental health services and social justice training.

Bryn Jones

Bryn Jones

Health & Social Care, 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.

Cai Tomos

Cai Tomos

Area of Art: Visual Art, Participatory Art, Dance

I am a dance artist and arts psychotherapist.My work centres around participatory practice and facilitating arts and health work with people of all ages in hospitals, care homes and in theatre settings. I work within the field of dance, performance, education, mental health and community arts

Caitlin Flood-Molyneux

Caitlin Flood-Molyneux

Creative Practitioners | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Painting, Mixed Media

Caitlin is an award winning contemporary Welsh artist that specialises in painting & collage. Caitlin has Masters in Fine Art and is PGCE Trained. Caitlin also specialises in facilitating creative workshops in hospitals and community settings. She has helped to create murals, exhibition.

CARAD Community Arts Rhayader And District

CARAD Community Arts Rhayader And District

CARAD, (Community Arts Rhayader And District,) is an independent charity working in the field of arts and heritage. CARAD runs Rhayader Museum and Gallery.

Cardiff PI Diane Crone

Cardiff PI Diane Crone

Researchers | Location: South East Wales, South West Wales

Diane is a Professor in Exercise and Health and Director of the Centre for Health, Activity and Wellbeing Research. Her expertise lies in the area of the design, delivery and evaluation of health promoting interventions. Her areas of interest are art for health and in physical activity.

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.

cARTrefu - Age Cymru

cARTrefu - Age Cymru

Health & Social Care, 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.

Cath Janes

Cath Janes

Creative Practitioners | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Illustration

An embroidery artist specialising in anatomy, I challenge viewers' perceptions of their bodies by replicating graphic anatomical images in thread. I've won five awards for my work from the Institute of Medical Illustrators and am commissioned by patients and medical professionals globally.

Catherine Jenkins

Catherine Jenkins

Health & Social Care | Location: South West Wales

I am an NHS GP working in Carmarthenshire with a passion for supporting arts in healthcare and social prescribing. I am also a trained yoga teacher.

Catherine Nunn

Catherine Nunn

Creative Practitioners, Arts Organisation Representative | Location: Mid Wales

Area of Art: Music

We run sessions for individuals and groups who may be isolated in their communities, need to find common ground, or would benefit from the health and well-being properties that music has. We want to offer Music Anywhere to enhance people's lives, because we believe that music makes us better.

Catrin Ann Rogers

Catrin Ann Rogers

Arts Organisation Representative | Location: South East Wales

I'm an arts communications consultant & PR and have worked with several arts organisations in Wales, large and small, for almost 15 years. I'm also a Counselling Skills student, currently studying for a Level 3 Counselling Certificate at Cardiff & Vale College.

Catrin Jones

Catrin Jones

Creative Practitioners | Location: South West Wales

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

Catrin Jones is an award-winning specialist in decorated glass for architecture, with over 30 years' experience of contemporary and traditional techniques.. Her team can manage the complete process of commissioning modern stained glass, from design through to manufacture and installation.

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

Celf-Able

Celf-Able

Creative Practitioners, Health & Social Care, Arts Organisation Representative, Educators & Trainers | 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.

Ceri Ann Harris BEM

Ceri Ann Harris BEM

Health & Social Care | Location: North East Wales, North West Wales

Hello! Shw mae! I'm Ceri Harris, Head of Equality in Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board. I have worked in the NHS in Equality for around 18 years now. I am always looking for creative ways to get people to engage in equality, diversity and inclusion. Interested in networking and working in partnership

Charlotte Wheeler

Charlotte Wheeler

Nature & Environment | Location: North East Wales

I am the Nature for Health Officer based at Loggerheads Country Park. I work with the Ranger team to deliver sessions to promote the benefit of nature and our green spaces to health and wellbeing, utilising natural materials and the green spaces at our disposal.

Cherie Adamson

Cherie Adamson

Creative Practitioners, Nature & Environment | Location: South West Wales

Area of Art: Other

Wellbeing practitioner creating tailored wellbeing workshops for small to large groups/corporate/charity organisations. Workshops include breathwork and mindfulness activiites, creative journaling, breath based movement, nature activities and walks. Available online or in person

Chloe Louise Thomas

Chloe Louise Thomas

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

Area of Art: Visual Art, Participatory Art, Illustration, Digital

Living in Skewen, Neath Port Talbot & an MA Arts Practice (Arts, health and wellbeing) student at the University of South Wales in Cardiff. My focus is 'Who helps the helpers?'. Using my Arts practice to support those with burnout.

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.

Chris Sherwin

Chris Sherwin

Creative Practitioners, Health & Social Care | Location: South West Wales

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

Museum designer for 30 years working in many national museums, stately homes, royal palaces and municipal projects. Project designer for Starlight Children's Foundation in hospital and caring environments across the uk. Also with The Probation Service and across Barnados residential units.

Christina Michelle Richards

Christina Michelle Richards

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

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

MT Performer turned Creative & Arts Education Specialist Using the Arts to teach resilience in adolescents & improving mental health NQT Drama. Affiliate of ISTD Qualified MHYFA & undertaking MA in Performance Anxiety AD of The Performance Centres where Wellbeing & Creativity is the root of how we train

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.

Christopher Elliott

Christopher Elliott

Creative Practitioners, Nature & Environment | Location: South West Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Sculpture, Mixed Media

I am an artist and woodland skills practitioner, running a wide range of creative nature activities in partnership with third sector organisations and charities, supporting wellbeing and mental health in my beautiful National Trust woodland in South Pembrokeshire.

Christopher James Murphy

Christopher James Murphy

Creative Practitioners | Location: North East Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Painting

I am a painter specialising in figurative artwork of the male form, keen on finding opportunities to use art and painting to benefit charitable causes. Born in North East Wales and relocated to London I am particularly interested in LGBT issues, mental health and community.

Citrus Arts

Citrus Arts

Arts Organisation Representative | Location: South East Wales

A circus and outdoor arts company in Hopkinstown, Pontypridd. We run circus and aerial classes, community creative workshops, citizenship projects and stunning annual outdoor circus and arts spectaculars! We involve our community in everything we do.

Claire Cressey

Claire Cressey

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

Claire Cressey, Head of Theatres and Creative Wellbeing, Awen Cultural Trust, with over 25 years specialising in bringing outstanding live music and multi arts opportunities to community audiences and socially excluded groups of all ages. Awen’s aim is to ‘make people’s lives better’, working in partnership to deliver a diverse range of projects, performances and workshops promoting community cohesion alongside physical and mental wellbeing, supporting those most at risk of social exclusion, isolation and disadvantage. Working within arts and health Awen’s creative wellbeing work seeks to make significant, lasting social impact on communities, groups and individuals, where feasible also connecting them back to their cultural venues as accessible, creative hubs for the locality.

Claire Hiett

Claire Hiett

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

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

I am inspired by being in and interacting with Nature and the sense of wellbeing that follows this. I rarely go anywhere without a sketchbook, which enables me to return to develop ideas when invoked by a memory, a conversation or a piece of music. I also try to share this with others in my work.

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.

Clare Robinson

Clare Robinson

Creative Practitioners | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Participatory Art, Mixed Media, Audio Video, Poetry, Digital, Animation, Other

I am about to graduate from USW with a MA Arts Practice (Arts, Health and Well-being). I create digital animations using mixed media, including poetry, audio, text, organic artwork to tell stories. These stories may be personal, for awareness or information, understanding or compassion.

Clary Saddler Forget-Me-Not-Productions

Clary Saddler Forget-Me-Not-Productions

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

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

Forget-Me-Not-Productions is a reputable, high quality, inclusive arts and assistive technology organisation based in Wales. We develop high quality inclusive arts projects and education & reminiscence workshops across the UK. We specialise in working with people with complex physical disabilities.

COBRA Music Studios

COBRA Music Studios

Arts Organisation Representative | Location: South East Wales

Based in the Riverfront Theatre, COBRA Music Studios are a contemporary recording studio for traditional styles of music. We work predominantly with small ensembles and soloists at the studio, and are specialists in on-location recording, working with choirs, brass bands and orchestral ensembles.

Coed Lleol

Coed Lleol

Charities & Third Sector, Nature & Environment | Location: North East Wales, North West Wales, Mid Wales, South East Wales, South West Wales

We help to improve the health and wellbeing of people across Wales though woodland and nature based programmes and events, working with a Wales wide network of Outdoor Health providers and healthcare and third sector organisations, including monitoring and evaluation and training development.

Coedwig Creu Ltd

Coedwig Creu Ltd

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

Area of Art: Visual Art, Participatory Art, Music, Installation Art, Sculpture, Audio Video, Ceramic, Digital

Coedwig Creu is a beautiful woodland in South Wales. We promote wellbeing, contemporary arts, heritage crafts and environmental projects here. We also deliver workshops with healthcare settings and community centres. Our team includes a musician, sound artist, visual artist, and psychologist.

Common Wealth

Common Wealth

Creative Practitioners, Arts Organisation Representative, Charities & Third Sector | Location: South West Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Performance Art, Participatory Art, Photography, Theatre

Common Wealth are based in Cardiff & Bradford and work around the world. We make site-specific theatre & public events that profile working-class people - as collaborators, participants, audiences and protagonists. Our work is political and contemporary and addresses concerns of our times.

Councillor Craig Batchelor-Howells

Councillor Craig Batchelor-Howells

Funders & Policy Makers, Educators & Trainers, Local Authorities & Public Services, Nature & Environment | Location: South East Wales, South West Wales

Hello/Shwmai my name is Craig Batchelor-Howells and I am an active Community Councillor for Evanstown Ward Gilfach Goch, and currently Chair Person of Ogmore Valley Community Council. I am an Experienced Volunteer and was a Volunteer of GGCA for numerous years.

Creu Conwy: Conwy County Borough Council

Creu Conwy: Conwy County Borough Council

Local Authorities & Public Services | Location: North West Wales

Creu Conwy: Conwy County Borough Council adopted an ambitious new cultural strategy in December 2021, which places Culture as the spark for economic growth, wellbeing and connection. It clearly recognises the value of culture in promoting wellbeing as one of the key three strands of the strategy.

Dan Allen

Dan Allen

Funders & Policy Makers | Location: South East Wales

Development Officer for Arts, Health and Wellbeing at the Arts Council of Wales.

Daniel KilBride

Daniel KilBride

Area of Art: Participatory Art, Music, Mixed Media, Other

As well as a traditional musician from Wales, I'm the Director of Trac Cymru, Wales' national development body for our traditional arts. We specialise in growing participation in our songs, dances, tunes and customs for amateurs and professionals working in both English and Cymraeg all over Wales.

David Baxter

David Baxter

Creative Practitioners | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Participatory Art, Theatre, Other

David is a freelance arts project manager, producer and consultant. David was the General Manager of the Borough Theatre, for Monmouthshire County Council and the Head of Arts Active - the education, community and audience engagement unit at St David’s Hall and the New Theatre, Cardiff.

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.

Deborah Morgan

Deborah Morgan

Researchers | Location: South East Wales

Researcher with expertise in loneliness and social isolation and background in health research. I am interested in Arts to address loneliness

Debra Winstanley

Debra Winstanley

Health & Social Care | Location: South East Wales, South West Wales

As Information & Signposting Officer at New Horizons Mental Health, I am keen to connect with all who share our aims, to maximise the benefits of good mental health and wellbeing within our communities. New Horizons covers Cwm Taf Morgannwg and offers a range of services, activities and support.

Denise Hammond-Webb

Denise Hammond-Webb

Charities & Third Sector | Location: South East Wales

Senior Connect Facilitator at United Welsh, responsible for the Connect Project. We aim to address isolation & loneliness in the over 50s who live in United Welsh housing. We help residents connect to each another, to the wider community and organise a range of activities in our supported schemes.

Dewi Evans

Dewi Evans

Creative Practitioners, Researchers | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Performance Art, Participatory Art, Theatre, Installation Art, Spoken Word, Poetry

Theatre Practitioner, Artist, and Researcher currently undertaking a PhD in Performances of Mental Illness. My practice-based research PhD is titled 'Autobiographic Performances of Mental Illness: How can Autobiographic Performances Decolonise, Destigmatise, and Devictimise Mental Health'

Di Ford

Di Ford

Creative Practitioners | Location: South West Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Mixed Media

I’m a multi passionate creative whose values are all about kindness and compassion. Throughout my career storytelling has been at the centre point of what I create. I specialise in collage art and facilitate a variety of creative workshops to encourage creativity in others.

Dom Belli

Dom Belli

Health & Social Care, Local Authorities & Public Services | Location: South East Wales

Industrial Placement Student - Environmental Specialist working for Velindre University NHS Trust. Focusing on sustainability and how this is intrinsically linked with arts, health and wellbeing, specifically in a healthcare setting.

Dr Andrew Cuthbert

Dr Andrew Cuthbert

Health & Social Care, Charities & Third Sector, Nature & Environment | Location: Mid Wales

Area of Art: Dance, Mixed Media, Ceramic, Other

Retired academic after 35 years in biomedical research, NHS genetic counselling practice, mental health genetics, and R&D project management. Currently self-employed consultant in green-nature prescribing, director of operations at The Fathom Trust, and Director at Cynon Valley Organic Adventures.

Dr Tracy Breathnach

Dr Tracy Breathnach

Creative Practitioners, Researchers | Location: South East Wales

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

20+ years experience as a participatory artist; performance artist, writer and researcher on the themes of birth trauma and the maternal; trained in Discipline of Authentic Movement + somatic teacher; Culture, Health & Wellbeing consultant; transformational coaching with Break Free & Thrive.

Dylan John Lougher

Dylan John Lougher

Creative Practitioners, Health & Social Care, Nature & Environment | Location: South West Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Participatory Art

Hi my name is Dylan and I am a Play and Creative arts Therapist based in the South Wales Valleys in a village called Cwmtwrch. I practice my Creative Psychotherapy both in the public sector and private , as I have a small private practice at home.

Ed Holden

Ed Holden

Creative Practitioners | Location: North West Wales

Area of Art: Music, Mixed Media, Audio Video, Spoken Word, Poetry, Other

Ed Holden (Mr Phormula) is a beat-boxer, live looping artist and education facilitator. With a career as diverse as the Welsh landscape within which he is rooted Mr Phormula’s inspired performances and vocal compositions have gained him recognition as a leading beatboxer, rapper and producer.

Eden Eva Ivicz

Eden Eva Ivicz

Creative Practitioners | Location: South East Wales

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

Eden - Community Craftivist Queer community artist working across multiple media, focusing on social change, participants' mental health and wellbeing. Primarily interested in crochet/fibre arts, illustration, drawing, painting and other crafts.

Edward David Humphreys DAVE

Edward David Humphreys DAVE

Creative Practitioners | Location: North East Wales

Area of Art: Theatre

I have completed my Drama and Theatre Studies (BA Hons) and Master of Arts in Drama at the University of Chester, embarking on my PhD in October 2022 at Edge Hill University. My main area of expertise is creating participatory shows for young people as well as a theatre workshop facilitator.

Elaine Jones

Elaine Jones

Creative Practitioners | Location: South West Wales

Area of Art: Painting, Mixed Media

I am a multi discipline artist based near Llandovery, Carmarthenshire. I deliver various creative workshops from my studio centured around health, wellbeing and nature. I also have a current exhibition at Barry Hospital with 'The Hearth Gallery' & CAVUHB 'Arts for Health and Wellbeing' charity.

Elaine Moore

Elaine Moore

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

Area of Art: Visual Art, Illustration, Mixed Media

I work as a multi-disciplinary artist/designer delivering creative workshops.

Eleanor Byrd

Eleanor Byrd

Health & Social Care | Location: Mid Wales, South West Wales

Occupational Therapist working in Hywel Dda University Health Board. Previously freelanced in the commercial photography industry, and co-owned a business making reclaimed wood furniture.

Eleanor Shaw

Eleanor Shaw

Creative Practitioners, Health & Social Care, 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.

Elisabeth Webb

Elisabeth Webb

Area of Art: Performance Art, Music

I am a Welsh Singer Songwriter and HCPC Registered Music Psychotherapist. I am also a Yoga Teacher and Mindfulness and Breathwork Practitioner. I have a business called Mindful Music Therapy; I integrate Music Therapy with Mindful Practices to improve and enhance mental and physical wellbeing.

Emilie Parry-Williams

Emilie Parry-Williams

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

Area of Art: Music

Emilie is a classical singer and singing teacher based in Pontypool. She has a Postgraduate Diploma in Classical Voice from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and a First Class Music Degree from City University of London. She specialises in Classical and Musical Theatre repertoire.

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.

Emily van de Venter

Emily van de Venter

Health & Social Care, Funders & Policy Makers, Local Authorities & Public Services | Location: North East Wales, North West Wales, Mid Wales, South East Wales, South West Wales

Consultant in Health Improvement working in Public Health Wales with a focus on promoting mental wellbeing. Previous experience in commissioning and evaluating arts and health initiatives and working within partnership settings across health, local authorities, academia and cultural organisations.

Emily Wilkinson

Emily Wilkinson

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

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

I am a multimedia artist and wellness practitioner based in Llangollen, As a creative I blend art forms, make experiences and courses with communities and groups. I work on arts and wellbeing projects, and teach yoga and movement.

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.

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.

Emma Britton

Emma Britton

Creative Practitioners | Location: South West Wales

Area of Art: Music

Emma is a qualified music therapist who currently undertakes music therapy work within primary GP care, forensic mental health services and with care experienced and adopted children and their families. Emma also has MT experience in hospice care and working with physical and learning disabilities.

Emma M Price Co Director at Studio Response

Emma M Price Co Director at Studio Response

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

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

At Studio Response we believe that artists can positively enrich the quality of our public spaces especially in healthcare settings. We curate and commission integrated arts programme that creatively engage with people, place and culture to promote health and well-being in their environment.

Erica Katherine Taylor

Erica Katherine Taylor

Area of Art: Theatre, Literature

BA English with Theatre, Bangor University MA Theatre and Performance, York St John Employment & Experience Dark Horse Theatre Rehearsal Room Assistant & Drama Facilitator Freelance Drama Tutor LBT Dramatherapist introductory training with 2 week school placement running 1:1 sessions

Esther Maria Ley

Esther Maria Ley

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

Area of Art: Visual Art, Participatory Art, Installation Art, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Ceramic

I am an artist maker with 25 years experience making and teaching ceramics. I hold a Ceramics degree. My practice is firmly grounded in participation and collaboration. My own work is eclectic and generally has a social commentary element. I currently work for Crisis UK as Arts Coordinator.

Esyllt George

Esyllt George

Creative Practitioners | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Performance Art, Participatory Art, Photography, Theatre, Dance, Installation Art, Poetry, Literature, Other

Creative and Therapeutic Practitioner with extensive experience in group facilitation, creative supervision, training, creative evaluation and project management. HCPC accredited Dramatherapist experienced in applying dramatherapy techniques to a range of arts for health and wellbeing contexts.

Ffiwsar

Ffiwsar

Arts Organisation Representative | Location: North West Wales

Gwneud i betha creadigol ddigwydd || Making creative things happen

Ffotogallery

Ffotogallery

Arts Organisation Representative | Location: South East Wales

Since its formation in 1978, Ffotogallery has been at the forefront of new developments in photography and lens-based media in Wales and beyond, encouraging public understanding of and deeper engagement with photography and its value to society.

Fiona Winter

Fiona Winter

Creative Practitioners | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Dance

I'm a freelance embodied somatic movement & dance practitioner with over 40 years experience of working in community settings, offering movement for health and well being. I cover a wide range of specialist groups, and offer site & season specific outdoor 'Move in Nature experiences.

Florence Browne

Florence Browne

Creative Practitioners | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Audio Video, Digital

Experienced documentary filmmaker, specialising in rural communities, heritage and wellbeing. Have produced short films across a range of social issues, and like to work 1:1 with contributors to build trust and support them to tell their story. Can also advise on funding/ project development.

Flow Maugran

Flow Maugran

Creative Practitioners, Arts Organisation Representative, Nature & Environment | Location: South East Wales, South West Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Participatory Art, Illustration, Installation Art, Literature, Other

I've been working in the art sector for over 25 years and I took part of many community projects along the way. I've also created projects involving music, movement, creative writing, art and craft workshops for all ages. As a multidisciplinary artist I'm always developing my practice to grow.

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

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.

Francine Davies

Francine Davies

Creative Practitioners, Nature & Environment | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Performance Art, Participatory Art, Painting, Illustration, Mixed Media, Spoken Word, Poetry

Artist & Creative Writer in South Wales drawing the viewer towards the energy of the natural world with detailed study of texture, movement & perspective. Exploring & communicating with Art, textiles & word, the powerful relationship between nature & art & its positive impact on everyday life.

Galeri Caernarfon

Galeri Caernarfon

Arts Organisation Representative | Location: North West Wales

Galeri Caernarfon is a not for profit community enterprise. Galeri Caernarfon Cyf’s vision is that: "anything is possible…through creative thought and sustainable action"

Georgie Bailey

Georgie Bailey

Creative Practitioners | Location: Mid Wales, South West Wales

We are aiming to provide Well-being in Nature days that provide a safe outdoor environment for people to come and join in - there will be basic green woodworking, crafts, working the woodland and the veg garden. Lunch will be provided. Our postcode is SA19 9TA - 5 miles from Llangadog.

Geraldine Hurl

Geraldine Hurl

Creative Practitioners | Location: South West Wales

Area of Art: Dance

Geraldine has a 40-year career working as a dance artist practitioner in the fields of professional development/training, community dance and dance education. She has worked for several key dance organisations in Wales and is currently working as a freelance dance specialist in West Wales.

Gill St John Griffiths

Gill St John Griffiths

Creative Practitioners, Health & Social Care | 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.

Gini Hearth

Gini Hearth

Creative Practitioners, Health & Social Care | Location: South West Wales

I am an artist, community artist, integrative arts psychotherapist and clinical supervisor. I have an interest in arts and health and expertise in end of life care.

Ginnie Bateman

Ginnie Bateman

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

Area of Art: Visual Art, Participatory Art, Illustration, Installation Art, Mixed Media, Literature, Digital

Creative professional and qualified art educator in creative wellbeing and Illustration, with experience of working within the arts and health sector. I share my passion for the arts through the professionalism of teaching, developing my own art practice and promoting community connections.

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.

Graham Beadle

Graham Beadle

Creative Practitioners, Educators & Trainers, Nature & Environment | Location: Mid Wales

Area of Art: Participatory Art, Other

Hi I'm a spoon and green wood carver and teacher using mainly freshly cut or foraged 'green' woods. I enjoy sharing the processing of this ancient craft with others exploring together the benefits that come from creating mindfully. I have run courses as part of the Wellness in Green Spaces project

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.

Guy ODonnell

Guy ODonnell

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

Area of Art: Performance Art, Participatory Art, Theatre, Dance, Spoken Word, Literature, Other

Communities Engagement Partner - Guy O' Donnell Guy works on delivering a wide range of engagement activity, working across every aspect of the College with potential students, community groups, schools, colleges, audience members, partner organisations, decision makers and the wider public.

Guy Roderick

Guy Roderick

Creative Practitioners, Health & Social Care | Location: Mid Wales

Area of Art: Performance Art, Participatory Art, Theatre

Born in Wolverhampton twelve days before the Sixties. Descended from economic migrants and political refugees. Degree in Community Theatre from Dartington College of Arts. Held leadership and senior management roles in Arts, Social Care, Health and Education in Wales over the past thirty three years

Gwyn Melvin-Evans

Gwyn Melvin-Evans

Creative Practitioners | Location: South West Wales

Area of Art: Participatory Art, Other

I am a stained-glass artist and have been practicing for over 10 years. I run workshops in leaded and copper foiling methods - please see my website for more information.

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.

HAUL Arts in Health

HAUL Arts in Health

Health & Social Care, 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

Heather Louise Chandler

Heather Louise Chandler

Creative Practitioners, Health & Social Care, 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.

Heather Parnell

Heather Parnell

Creative Practitioners, Health & Social Care | 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.

Helen Hughes

Helen Hughes

Creative Practitioners | Location: South East Wales

My passion is art and improving people´s well-being. Experienced in facilitating creative art workshops, for diverse audiences, activities range from arts, crafts and movement. I specialize in Participatory Art and Documentation Art, connecting people through art and documenting their experiences.

Helen Ingham

Helen Ingham

Creative Practitioners, Health & Social Care | Location: Mid Wales

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

I'm an artist, HCPC registered art therapist, and educator with over 30 years experience of working with people through the arts. I offer individual and group art therapy from my studio near Machynlleth, as well as online.

Helen Malia

Helen Malia

Creative Practitioners, Nature & Environment | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Participatory Art, Installation Art, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Ceramic

I have exhibited in ‘art the natural landscape ‘exhibitions nationally internationally. I work from a woodland in South Wales with groups on nature-based wellbeing activities. It may be suitable for one of your projects? I work in a variety of healthcare and community settings

Helen McGreary

Helen McGreary

Creative Practitioners | Location: North West Wales

Area of Art: Dance

Hello! I'm a dance teacher based in Bangor, Gwynedd, teaching dance to people of al ages and abilities, in the styles of Hip Hop, Salsa, Jive, Burlesque, Creative dance, Zumba. I have 20 years dance teaching experience and I love it

Helen W Brown

Helen W Brown

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

Area of Art: Visual Art, Painting, Photography, Illustration, Mixed Media, Audio Video, Animation, Other

Fully qualified & experienced teacher delivering bilingual educational & creative workshops age 5 to adult. MA BA Hons PGCE DBS Previous clients: Museums, Galleries, Storiel, Fusion & The National Library of Wales. Drawing, painting, photography, slate decoration, environmental art & silversmithin

Helpu Cymru

Helpu Cymru

Health & Social Care, Charities & Third Sector | Location: North East Wales, North West Wales, Mid Wales, South East Wales, South West Wales

The Men's Mental Health Hub for Wales HELPU. WE ARE ALL ABOUT CONNECTION Connecting men to local help, support & each other Connecting men to life-changing stories Connecting men to events, activities, resources & advice Connecting & collaborating with others to help create change

heulwen bond

heulwen bond

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

Area of Art: Visual Art, Participatory Art, Painting, Photography, Theatre, Literature

through my design training, have developed in many areas. window display,visual merchandising and interior design. im an avid photographer and have a part time sewingalterations service home based. im very interested in all art and art therapy

Hollie J Withers

Hollie J Withers

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

Area of Art: Visual Art, Performance Art, Participatory Art, Painting, Photography, Theatre, Illustration, Installation Art, Mixed Media, Audio Video, Digital, Animation

An experienced TV Art Director specialising in illustration, props & graphics. Links to Cardiff Uni Researchers. Experienced in organising comms & admin, & co-creating engaging teaching projects/products @YLab. I am interested in supporting communities, mental health & conservation through art

Howl Hubbard / Lone Worlds CBC

Howl Hubbard / Lone Worlds CBC

Creative Practitioners, Arts Organisation Representative, Charities & Third Sector | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Performance Art, Participatory Art, Theatre, Installation Art, Mixed Media, Spoken Word, Poetry

Through Lone Worlds, Howl is looking to develop a line of creative work aiming at facilitating collective wellbeing for LGBTQIA+ community through working directly with groups and individuals. Howl is pursuing training as a therapist and is interested in humanist and mindfulness approaches.

Ian Smith

Ian Smith

Creative Practitioners | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Photography, Installation Art, Mixed Media, Audio Video, Digital, Animation

Creating and colloborating with artists and creatives to create impactful films, video and digital experiences.

Innerconnect

Innerconnect

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

Area of Art: Performance Art, Participatory Art, Music, Dance, Digital

Inner Connect promotes health & well-being using ancient high-quality arts like Indian music, yoga, and meditation.The session has long-term health benefits and is designed to enrich diverse communities using the engagement of the participants. It involves body movements, body rhythms, music making.

Inside Out Cymru

Inside Out Cymru

Arts Organisation Representative, Charities & Third Sector | Location: South East Wales

We're an arts and mental health charity that work with local authority, health boards and communities. We deliver arts for wellbeing workshops to those recovering form ill mental health or those who need help sustaining their wellbeing.

Isabel Benavides

Isabel Benavides

Creative Practitioners, Researchers | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Illustration, Literature, Animation

I'm a Wales-based storyteller-illustrator, exploring wellbeing, nature & art. I’ve worked with heritage and environmental settings to explore their stories with the public. With focus on the child and family learning, I research and explore socially driven topics that affect us and the planet.

Isabel Passalacqua

Isabel Passalacqua

Creative Practitioners | Location: South West Wales

Area of Art: Performance Art, Theatre, Mixed Media, Spoken Word, Poetry, Literature

I am a MA drama student looking to further my education specifically regarding the hearts and mental health and well being. I joined this organisation to learn from everyone on here and I am open to anyone’s help and experience.

Iwan Brioc

Iwan Brioc

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

Area of Art: Theatre

Iwan Brioc is a theatre director and mindfulness teacher. The theatre he directs is on the stage of the mind and the mindfulness he teaches invites us to find deep rest from all the drama that this character creates.

Jain Boon

Jain Boon

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

Area of Art: Participatory Art, Theatre

Jain is an award-winning ACE Aware and Trauma Informed theatre professional with over 30 years’ experience of co-producing theatre and art that places people’s experience of adversity and trauma, centre stage, with the aim of reducing stigma and isolation.

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/

Jane Hall

Jane Hall

Creative Practitioners, Health & Social Care | Location: South East Wales

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

I am an art psychotherapist currently working part-time with City Hospice. My long-term goal is to establish an Open Studio to provide a service to people who are discharged from an acute setting and who no longer qualify for NHS mental health input. It is a desperately needed art therapy provision.

Jane Mason

Jane Mason

Creative Practitioners | Location: Mid Wales

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

I am a freelance practitioner working sculpturally with found/recycled materials. I have been working as an Art and health facilitator using sculpture, print, paint and drawing since 2016 when I joined the team at Celf o Gwmpas in Llandrindod Wells where I have also developed their Artists Network.

Janet Wallace

Janet Wallace

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

Area of Art: Visual Art, Painting, Music

Primary teacher: 35 years. Art specialist primary Fine artist since lockdown. Strted arts business "artbyjazzer" September 2023. Art for adults and children through afterschool clubs and parties.

Jasmine Frater

Jasmine Frater

Creative Practitioners | Location: Mid Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art

2006: First Art classes - student living with a Parkinson's like condition/severe asthma, causing profuse shakes and breathing- when painting, breathing/shakes calmed. 2022: First therapeutic Art classes with adults NAS Ogmore. 2023: Parkinson's Cymru taster class. Wellbeing Retreat begins.

Jasmine Jemma Frater

Jasmine Jemma Frater

Creative Practitioners | Location: Mid Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Painting, Other

Experience peaceful therapeutic sessions within a warm safe space. Sessions include: Drawing and painting with Jei-Art Knitting for all ages and stages Aloe seminar £3 per session includes all resources Light refreshments on sale Freebies Samples Gift ideas Every month from 01/10/2023

Jennifer Foster

Jennifer Foster

Creative Practitioners, Health & Social Care | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Theatre

Third year Speech and Language Therapist. Previously theatre producer. Currently working supporting communication with Adults with Learning disabilities and young theatre audiences through the use of Speech and Language tools.

Jenny Cashmore

Jenny Cashmore

Creative Practitioners, Nature & Environment | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Performance Art, Participatory Art, Photography, Digital, Other

Happenings / walks / ritual and routine / togetherness / connecting to each other / connecting to place / site specific and responsive. Working individually and collaboratively (with communities, groups, creatives and organisations) on projects. Living Welsh/English border. Working across Wales.

Jenny Stevens

Jenny Stevens

Creative Practitioners | Location: South West Wales

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

Hi, I'm an artist who works with a variety of media including paint, light and film. I've recently completed a MA in Arts Practice (Art, Health and Wellbeing). I facilitate Art of Dreaming Workshops which supports participants to discover their inner creativity through their dreams and imagination.

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.

Jessica Lerner

Jessica Lerner

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

Area of Art: Visual Art, Performance Art, Participatory Art, Painting, Photography, Dance, Installation Art

I am a visual movement artist and lead workshops and private mentoring in movement and visual performance as well as Yoga. I work with young children and older people and everyone in between. I have a movement studio near the Black Mountain where I run workshops from.

Jill Blandford

Jill Blandford

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

Area of Art: Music, Dance, Other

I am a Wellbeing Facilitator, using the modalities of yoga, dance, sound & meditation to promote self-confidence, social cohesion & wellbeing on all levels. I believe everyone can move & express themselves through sound. All my sessions are suitable for all ages & abilities.

Jill Powell

Jill Powell

Creative Practitioners | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Painting, Mixed Media

Creative, hardworking and enthusiastic art practise graduate with design and management skills in creative art projects. Able to work on own or part of a team. Flexible, motivated and interested in all forms of expressive and humorous art.

Johan B. Skre

Johan B. Skre

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

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

Arts on Prescription Manager and artist Managing HARBWR - the Arts on Prescription programme for Swansea Bay. Working with local partners to deliver a range of proven arts in health projects, we are enhancing wellbeing and reducing social isolation. Experienced art photographer.

Jon Dafydd-Kidd

Jon Dafydd-Kidd

Creative Practitioners, Health & Social Care, Arts Organisation Representative | Location: South East Wales

Jon is a Theatre Maker, Head of PAWB (Participation) at Hijinx Theatre and Transformational Coach & NLP Practitioner. He is the International Rep for ASSITEJ UK, and an Executive Committee Member for ASSITEJ International, and ex-Chair of the International Inclusive Arts Network.

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.

Jordan Sallis

Jordan Sallis

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

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

Jordan Sallis is a Pagan artist and practitioner. Working with materials that the natural world provides in forms of paintings, illustrations, mixed media and installation, her work aims to strengthen the connection we all have to the natural world through her creative practice.

Jordan Wilcox-Forse

Jordan Wilcox-Forse

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

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

A Creative Practioner Excited about Arts, Wellbeing and Education

Julien Ball

Julien Ball

I work for InterAct as a fundraiser and am also a professional actor

Juliet Barnes - Your Medicines Your Health

Juliet Barnes - Your Medicines Your Health

Health & Social Care | 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.

Juliette Cavanagh

Juliette Cavanagh

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.

Karen Fitzpatrick

Karen Fitzpatrick

Creative Practitioners | Location: South West Wales

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

Artist and Holistic Creative Therapist in Carmarthenshire. I run creative wellbeing workshops to enhance physical and emotional wellbeing using creative processes such as Art Gratitude Journalling, creating Mandalas, Clay Work, Mask Making, and Creating Sanctuary combining meditation and painting.

Karen Gray

Karen Gray

Researchers | Location: South East Wales

A freelance evaluator and academic researcher. I have particular expertise around arts for people living with dementia and an interest in supporting arts practitioners and organisations to develop their own evaluation resources and skills.

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.

Kate Pawsey

Kate Pawsey

Health & Social Care | 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.

Kate Philbin

Kate Philbin

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

Area of Art: Illustration

I’m Kate, an illustrator and adult education teacher in Conwy. I had a career as a support worker and manager in health and social care, before moving into art textiles teaching and then undertaking an MA in Illustration. I have a deep interest in supporting well-being through art participation.

Kate Wood

Kate Wood

Creative Practitioners | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Painting, Mixed Media

Owner of 'The Craft Junction' which provides art classes and creative workshops to children and adults in Bridgend as well as local charities and organisations. Currently studying MA Arts Practice (Arts, Health and Wellbeing) at the University of South Wales. Interested in art for mental heath.

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.

Kathleen Wright

Kathleen Wright

As a Creative Health evaluator, I specialize in community collaboration to assess holistic wellbeing initiatives. Recently, I evaluated Our National Health Stories for the NHS and have prior experience in evaluating a nature-based forest bathing programme for The Forest Bathing Institute.

Kathryn Gonzales

Kathryn Gonzales

Area of Art: Poetry, Literature

Kathryn Gonzales is a debut author of the Poetry Anthology ‘It’s Not Just Celery’, which blends management of an enduring eating disorder, exploring faith and simply being human. Kathryn’s dream is for her work to rejuvenate hope and craft a platform for universal compassion and freedom.

Kathryn Lambert

Kathryn Lambert

Creative Practitioners, Health & Social Care | Location: South West Wales

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

After more than 20 years of working in the arts sector, Kathryn is now an Arts in Health Coordinator for Hywel Dda University Health Board. She is responsible for promoting and encouraging the use of the arts in healthcare right across the health board as a tool for improving health and wellbeing.

Kathryn Martin

Kathryn Martin

Creative Practitioners | Location: North West Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Participatory Art, Painting, Illustration, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Ceramic, Digital, Animation, Other

I am an artist and maker with a special interest in the arts as a way of managing mental health. As someone who has personal experience in this area, I can say honestly, that being creative has saved me, and I want to promote this to other people in the hope that it will save them too.

Katie Keeble

Katie Keeble

Creative Practitioners, Health & Social Care | 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

Katja Stiller

Katja Stiller

Health & Social Care | 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.

Kestrel Morton

Kestrel Morton

Creative Practitioners, Nature & Environment | Location: South East Wales

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

Kestrel is a queer, non-binary storyteller who enchants audiences with their vivid and energetic blending of myth, folklore and personal experience. As a workshop leader their focus on play as a learning tool allows participants to have fun developing their natural skills in a safe environment.

Kira Withers-Jones

Kira Withers-Jones

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

Area of Art: Visual Art, Participatory Art

After many years working as a textile artist and arts facilitator Kira is now Service User Engagement Officer for Inside Out Cymru, a charity that provides creativity for wellbeing sessions in South East Wales. She still teaches and creates her own work on a part-time basis.

KIRAN Cymru

KIRAN Cymru

Health & Social Care, Arts Organisation Representative, Educators & Trainers, Researchers | Location: South East Wales

KIRAN Cymru is a non-political and non-religious grassroots organisation in Wales promoting well-being by connecting people from diverse communities through different forms of arts. All of our activities are free and open to all. Our activities include workshops on Music, Drums, Arts, Theatre etc.

Krysha Osullivan

Krysha Osullivan

Creative Practitioners | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Performance Art, Dance

Trained at Urdang , performed professionally for 14 years . Starting my journey into the arts and well being via creative dance practice. Based in Swansea and looking to collaborate with others in the arts and well being sphere . xxx

Lance Phillips

Lance Phillips

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

Area of Art: Participatory Art, Photography, Theatre, Mixed Media, Audio Video, Digital

We specialise in immersive digital storytelling with neuro-diverse content creators underpinned by our values of social inclusion, wellbeing, environmental sustainability, and co-creation.

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.

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.

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

Laura Reynolds

Laura Reynolds

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

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

Freelance visual artist working with communities, education, individuals and businesses in the South Wales area and across the UK. Founder director of AMCO. (Applied Artists + Makers Co) grassroots community arts and virtual studios pilot project for Mother Artists.

Laura Roklicer

Laura Roklicer

Creative Practitioners, Researchers | Location: South West Wales

Area of Art: Poetry, Literature

Laura is an author, poet, screenwriter, lyricist, freelance writer, and a PhD candidate in Psychology. She studies the link between lucid dreaming and creative writing, using innovative approaches for improving the creative writing practice and working with dreams in therapeutic ways.

Laura Rowan Bradshaw

Laura Rowan Bradshaw

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

Area of Art: Participatory Art, Music, Mixed Media, Audio Video

Trained at RWCMD as flautist, composer. Became interested in Community Arts. Trained via CMW 1992 and now use creativity for health wellbeing, participation etc. Recent outdoor commission with Green Spaces Dark Skies Gower. MD of Oasis One World Choir, Mind , Zoom, video resources: Cultural Cwtsh

Lauren Heckler

Lauren Heckler

Creative Practitioners, Arts Organisation Representative, Educators & Trainers, Local Authorities & Public Services, Researchers | Location: South East Wales, South West Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Performance Art, Participatory Art, Photography, Dance, Illustration, Installation Art, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Audio Video, Digital, Animation

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Leah Salter

Leah Salter

Health & Social Care | 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

Leanne Vaughan-Philipps

Leanne Vaughan-Philipps

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

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

Arts and wellbeing are key to my practice. With a PGCE, pcet, MHFA, youth work qualification, a BA Illustration and an MA Fine art, I am equipped to work with a diverse range of individuals exploring many subjects. I’m an experienced community artist thriving on skill sharing and collaboration.

Lee Aspland

Lee Aspland

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

Area of Art: Photography

Lee is a mindful photographer and author, who's online courses and books will help you to develop photography skills and support you to live well through difficult times. If life is difficult then Lee’s books and online courses could make a significant contribution to your well-being.

Lisa Marie Mansfield

Lisa Marie Mansfield

Creative Practitioners | Location: South East Wales

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

BA and MA graduate at USW. A creative practitioner and photographer with experience in participatory arts having facilitated photography workshops within C&VUHB. I explore a photographic method of practice enabling expression of challenging experiences through objects.

Lisa Mitchard

Lisa Mitchard

Creative Practitioners | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Theatre

Actor and Creative Practitioner

Lisa Snape

Lisa Snape

Creative Practitioners, Health & Social Care, Researchers | Location: North East Wales

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

I am a Substance Misuse and Mental Health Coordinator and Listen and Connect volunteer at Designs in Mind based in North East Wales

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.

Liz Exell

Liz Exell

Creative Practitioners, Health & Social Care, Educators & Trainers, Charities & Third Sector | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Music

I visit psychiatric wards and community settings to engage in music activities with a variety of people with MH and LD diagnoses including drumming group, jam sessions, song and music skill building. I am a trainee music therapist at USW. I am also an improvising drummer and visiting tutor at RWCMD.

Liz Thomas Soul Creative Circle

Liz Thomas Soul Creative Circle

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

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

I'm Liz, founder and facilitator of Soul Creative Circle. I use creative journal workshops & circles to enhance and improve mental health and wellbeing. I aim to provide participants with a safe space in which they feel held, heard and empowered to be creative and express themselves authentically.

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.

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.

Louise Jensen

Louise Jensen

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

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

Running arts projects for health and wellbeing within the community, I take inspiration from nature, experimenting with printmaking, watercolour, collage, writing and handmade books. Always excited to explore new processes, nurturing confidence and resilience through working together creatively.

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.

Lowri Cêt

Lowri Cêt

Arts Organisation Representative | Location: North West Wales

Hello, I coordinate creative community projects for Galeri in Caernarfon. We are primarily focused on creating projects in Caernarfon town and the surrounding areas, but are actively reaching out wider throughout Gwynedd, Ynys Mon, and western Conwy.

Lucy Beggs

Lucy Beggs

Creative Practitioners, Health & Social Care | Location: North West Wales

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

I'm a practicing community arts coordinator with experience in facilitating arts for health workshops. My specialism is in Printmaking, Illustration, Painting, Mural Art and Mixed Media Textile Art. I have experience of working in NHS and Third sector setting's with a variety of clients.

Lucy Bryning

Lucy Bryning

Educators & Trainers, Researchers | Location: North East Wales, North West Wales

Based at Bangor University I work as a Lecturer and Research Development & Innovation Officer to help implement health innovation in Wales. In my spare time I dance, do triathlon and volunteer with Welsh Cycling through the Breeze programme to help increase women's participation in cycling.

Manon Wyn Parry

Manon Wyn Parry

Creative Practitioners | Location: South East Wales

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

Hi! I'm a contemporary/conceptual artist based in Cardiff. My work ranges from film, photography, drawing, mixed media and moving image. I have experience of setting up/researching and putting on workshop for children/ young people. Portfolio available on request. Siaradwr Cymraeg.

Mara Cabral

Mara Cabral

Creative Practitioners | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Painting, Photography, Dance, Digital

With a background in contemporary dance/mindful movement, my art practice is now more focused on photography, visual arts and the connection between all art forms as a whole. I am very interested in the use of art as a tool for wellbeing, empowerment and holistic balance.

Mari Gwent

Mari Gwent

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

Area of Art: Visual Art, Theatre, Sculpture, Mixed Media

Artist Cymunedol yn canolbwyntio ar hyn o bryd ar Gelf er budd Iechyd a Lles yn y maes iechyd a gofal cymdeithasol. Community Artist currently focusing on Art for Health and Well-being in health and social care.

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

Marian Haf

Marian Haf

Creative Practitioners | Location: Mid Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art

Hello, I’m Marian Haf a welsh speaking printmaker from Ceredigion. I work predominantly with print, it’s a hugely rewarding medium rooted in process making it accessible and versatile. Within my practice I regularly deliver workshops to a variety of audiences of all ages. I was recently commissioned to create a resource for the Arts Council Wales Cultural Cwtsh. https://culturalcwtsh.wales/

Marion Cheung

Marion Cheung

Creative Practitioners | Location: South East Wales

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

I lead arts workshops both online and face to face to engage diverse communities in art-making or 'arting' as I like to call it - to support mental health and disability. I use a combination of print, paint, stitch and electroconductive materials, bringing years of experience into adapting processes to the needs of the participants. Open to collaborations, particularly with Occupational Therapy, Writers/Visual artists, Mental Health charities and Wellbeing Activities Co-ordinators.

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.

Martin Sotelano

Martin Sotelano

Creative Practitioners, Health & Social Care, 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.

Martine Ormerod

Martine Ormerod

Creative Practitioners, Health & Social Care | 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.

Mathew Browne

Mathew Browne

Creative Practitioners | Location: South West Wales

Area of Art: Photography

Shwmae! I'm Mathew, a photographer from Carmarthen offering workshops both in classroom and on location. I teach how to take better photos with an ethos that photography can be a rewarding creative outlet that can promote better physical and mental health.

Matilda Tonkin Wells

Matilda Tonkin Wells

Creative Practitioners, Health & Social Care, 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.

Megan Wyatt

Megan Wyatt

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

I am a practicing artist and researcher and I have facilitated and evaluated numerous Arts in Health projects across health, care and community settings. My PhD research investigated how people living with dementia engage with and experience painting whilst working alongside an artist (myself).

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.

Melanie Antoinette

Melanie Antoinette

Health & Social Care, 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

Melanie Perry

Melanie Perry

Creative Practitioners | Location: South West Wales

Area of Art: Participatory Art, Spoken Word, Poetry, Literature

I am a poet, spoken word performer and therapeutic writing practitioner. I hold an MSc (CWTP) and am a Lapidus member. I have delivered writing projects for Literature Wales, Kultivera in Sweden, Creative Lives, People Speak Up, Disability Arts Cymru, Voices in Care Cymru, Stroke Association,

Melanie Wotton

Melanie Wotton

Health & Social Care | 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.

Michael Cousin

Michael Cousin

Creative Practitioners, Health & Social Care | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Participatory Art, Painting, Photography, Installation Art, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Audio Video, Spoken Word, Digital

I am a qualified Art Psychotherapist living in Cardiff.

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.

Mid Wales Arts Centre

Mid Wales Arts Centre

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

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

A highly successful Arts Centre, good access, in the middle of Wales. 3 large galleries, studios and pottery, sculpture trails and outdoor classroom. 9 regular clubs a week for the community, clay, tai chi, yoga, art talks plus workshops and events aimed at health, well being and art education.

Millie Griffiths

Millie Griffiths

Educators & Trainers, Charities & Third Sector | Location: South West Wales

I am a Community Development Officer for PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicides. My role includes raising awareness of the charity and the services that we provide, such as our help, advice, and intervention line HOPELINE 247, as well as delivering training in suicide prevention.

Molly Macleod

Molly Macleod

Creative Practitioners | Location: South West Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Performance Art, Participatory Art, Installation Art, Audio Video, Digital

Molly Macleod explores new scientific research and questions cultural phenomena through collaborative projects with researchers, scientists and healthcare patients. She is an experienced workshop facilitator working with all ages and abilities. She has an MA in Art & Science from CSM University

Murals for health and wellbeing

Murals for health and wellbeing

Area of Art: Visual Art

We are a community initiative inspired to create murals as social prescribing project

Natasha Borton

Natasha Borton

Creative Practitioners, Arts Organisation Representative, Researchers | Location: North East Wales

Area of Art: Performance Art, Participatory Art, Theatre, Spoken Word, Poetry, Literature, Other

A Community Artist, Activist and Advocate, I specialise in writing and performance as a spoken word artist, creative producer and facilitator. I particularly enjoy working through co-creation and providing accessible cultural experiences within communities.

NATIONAL YOUTH ARTS WALES   CELFEDDYDAU CENEDLAETHOL IEUENCTID CYMRU

NATIONAL YOUTH ARTS WALES CELFEDDYDAU CENEDLAETHOL IEUENCTID CYMRU

Arts Organisation Representative, Charities & Third Sector | Location: North East Wales, North West Wales, Mid Wales, South East Wales, South West Wales

National Youth Arts Wales empowers the next generation of musicians, actors, dancers and makers to build a creative, confident and generous future for Wales. We support the most talented young performers through five national ensembles, whilst building the ecology of youth arts throughout Wales.

New Horizons

New Horizons

Health & Social Care | Location: South East Wales

New Horizons is a mental health & emotional wellbeing Charity based in RCT, Merthyr and Bridgend. We run creative and social groups that provide community and a safe space, where people feel able to relax, to be themselves and to express themselves.

Nia Lewis

Nia Lewis

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

Area of Art: Visual Art, Mixed Media, Other

Freelance creative practitioner & project manager working in SW Wales working in textiles, mixed media, participatory and visual art forms. Experience with a wide range of beneficiaries, age groups & specialist groups. Qualified teacher & educator at FE & HE level at Carmarthen School of Art.

Nicola Edwards

Nicola Edwards

Arts Organisation Representative | Location: South East Wales

I am the programme manager at Awen cultural Trust. We work to help people's well being by bringing cultural experiences to communities in Bridgend, Blaenau Gwent and Rhondda Cynon Taf. I am passionate about outreach work and also the power of bringing people together through artistic practices

Nikkila Thomas

Nikkila Thomas

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

Area of Art: Participatory Art, Music, Poetry

Welsh Soprano, Nikkila Thomas BMus (Hons)., PGDip., MSc is a very motivated individual with a strong musical background and knowledge. She is passionate about utilising her skills as both researcher and practitioner to deliver evidence-based and informed projects with and for people of all ages

Nikolett Kovacs

Nikolett Kovacs

Creative Practitioners, Researchers | Location: South West Wales

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

I am a painter. I am interested in Multisensory art and making art accessible.

NoFit State Circus

NoFit State Circus

Arts Organisation Representative | Location: South East Wales

NoFit State is the UK’s leading large-scale contemporary circus company. We produce Big Top touring productions, we deliver a significant sector development programme and through our creative community programme, we inspire people from some of the most deprived and marginalised communities.

Non Mererid Thomas

Non Mererid Thomas

Creative Practitioners, Health & Social Care, Charities & Third Sector, Nature & Environment | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Ceramic

Art physchotherapist based in Cardiff. Currently working as a therapist for Blaenau Gwent Youth Services. Interested in facilitating art and wellbeing groups. Previous experience of working in schools as a creative practitioner.

Onismo Muhlanga

Onismo Muhlanga

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

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

A Zimbabwean born creative and art curator based in Newport. My visual language is informed by my own journey, and interest for ritual and memory. My holistic creative approach combines youth work education with creative art media, poetic justice, visual representation & digital virtual performance.

Operasonic

Operasonic

Operasonic inspires people to access, develop and share their creativity through music so that everyone living, working or arriving in our city knows they are welcome and valued We create opportunities for people to use their creative power to tell stories and open up music for self-expression.

OUTSIDE LIVES

OUTSIDE LIVES

Health & Social Care | Location: North East Wales, North West Wales

Outside Lives connects people living across Flintshire and Denbighshire in North Wales. All our activities are focused around improving the wellbeing of people and our planet.

Patricia Vallis

Patricia Vallis

Creative Practitioners | Location: South West Wales

Area of Art: Dance

I have been involved in dance all my life, firstly as a performer and later on as a teacher. I have facilitated sessions for children and adults to professionals and residents in care homes. I feel dance can benefit our health and wellbeing physically and emotionally.

Patrick Downes

Patrick Downes

Creative Practitioners, Charities & Third Sector, Wellbeing Facilitators | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Music, Mixed Media, Audio Video, Spoken Word, Digital

On a sunny day you can see forever #MyView #Comms #MHFAInstructor #RadioPresenter #Podcaster #ContentCreator #TorfaenTalksCIC

Paul Midgley

Paul Midgley

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

Area of Art: Participatory Art, Music, Mixed Media, Audio Video, Spoken Word, Digital

I have run Interactive Music workshops & events for over 25 years. Developed a large scale festival (over 50k attendance over a weekend) and won a Special Award for community development. I am keen to move to Wales and bring skills and experience. I am also a Wellbeing Mentor for a local council.

Paul Young

Paul Young

Area of Art: Music

I am a qualified music therapist registered with the HCPC I work with autistic teenagers as a music therapist, and with older people in care home settings I also run two Singing For Lung Health groups in North Wales

Paula Jardim

Paula Jardim

Creative Practitioners, Health & Social Care | Location: South West Wales

Area of Art: Participatory Art, Music, Dance

I am a freelance life-centred dance practitioner based in the Swansea Valley. My background is in music, community arts, integrative counselling, Eastern psychology & philosophy, and biocentric dance. I have worked with all sorts of groups in education, community and health settings.

Pauline Down

Pauline Down

Creative Practitioners, Health & Social Care, 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.

Pauline Le Britton

Pauline Le Britton

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

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

I am a mixed media artist living in Pembrokeshire, with an MA in sculpture from the Royal College of Art. As well as my own practice, I am passionate about improving health outcomes and supporting wellbeing through creative workshops, community projects and events with all ages and abilities..

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.

Pen and Paper Theatre

Pen and Paper Theatre

Creative Practitioners, 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, Illustration, Installation Art, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Audio Video, Spoken Word, Poetry, Literature, Mosaic, Ceramic, Digital, Animation

We at Pen and Paper Theatre Co. believe “Creativity for Everyone and with Everyone!” Standing firmly behind our beliefs, we creatively liberate our communities to Explore, Express and Exceed through arts, performance and theatre.

Penny Alexander

Penny Alexander

Creative Practitioners, Health & Social Care, 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

Philip Thomas

Philip Thomas

Creative Practitioners | Location: South East Wales

I run make and play workshops creating musical instruments from found and recycled objects. Great for intergenerational activity and organisational team building.

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 Director of spacetocreate, a visual arts organisation and is a practicing visual artist. Holding a Post-graduate diploma in Art Psychotherapy and BA Hons in Fine Art from Reading University, Pip has extensive experience as a trainer and educator and worked as a clinical supervisor. Arts, health and wellbeing projects have been taken a priority in her work please see website www.spacetocreate.org for documentation of this work. In 2022 Pip delivered two online art sessions for Hywel Dda UHB Creative Collective for NHS Staff, and is currently delivering an Arts and Wellbeing project in conjunction with Hywel Dda UHB Community Neurorehabilitation Service.

Poppy Horwood

Poppy Horwood

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

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

Poppy draws from Hip Hop and Contemporary, Physical Theatre and clowning with a distinction in MA Drama. Poppy is pursuing a journey to grow closer to her identity as someone who is autistic and part of the LGBTQIA+, working with Microrainbow as a Movement Facilitator has supported this journey.

Popty Press

Popty Press

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

Area of Art: Visual Art, Digital

Popty Press is a printmaking space in Haverfordwest. We offer a design and print service, small workshops and artist studio time. We offer bespoke training to help artists improve their digital workflow for printmaking. We want to offer funded workshops specifically around well-being and resilience.

Prue Thimbleby

Prue Thimbleby

Creative Practitioners, Health & Social Care | 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.

PuppetSoup

PuppetSoup

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

Area of Art: Performance Art, Participatory Art, Theatre, Installation Art, 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 hope to make new partnerships

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).

Rachel Clarke

Rachel Clarke

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

Area of Art: Visual Art, Participatory Art, Photography, Music, Installation Art, Sculpture, Audio Video

I am drawn to issues of wellbeing, self expression and general morale and confidence boosting. My own art practice is predominantly sculpture and photography/short films. I feel extremely fortunate that I have had the opportunity to 'get to know my artistic self' during my degree/MA and would love

Rachel Evans

Rachel Evans

Creative Practitioners, Nature & Environment | Location: North West Wales

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

Areas of interest & experience: ACE aware and Trauma-Informed Practice - Art as a vehicle to develop emotional literacy - Community engagement with local history and heritage – How the natural environment can benefit creativity - Arts Award/ alternative accreditation. Bilingual/ Welsh Learner

Rachel Jones

Rachel Jones

Health & Social Care, 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.

Rachel Wiles

Rachel Wiles

Area of Art: Participatory Art, Painting, Mixed Media, Poetry

Studying an MA in Arts Practice (arts, health and wellbeing) at Cardiff at USW. I am a contemporary Mixed media landscape Artist (Painter and textile artist). Living in Norfolk and inspired by land, sea and nature. Looking for work experience/voluntary in art, health and wellbeing to help me decide

Radiate Arts CIC

Radiate Arts CIC

Arts Organisation Representative | Location: Mid Wales

Based at Llyn Clywedog, in the beautiful setting of the Cambrian Mountains, Radiate Arts are passionate about arts and creativity for health and wellbeing. We connect with artists and organisations to offer community arts, health and educational programmes, social prescribing and outdoor arts.

Rafiq Elmansy PhD MA BSc FRSA HEA

Rafiq Elmansy PhD MA BSc FRSA HEA

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

Area of Art: Audio Video, Digital, Animation, Other

Academic lecturer & author teaching design at Wrexham Glyndwr University. I taught at Northumbria University & the American University in Cairo. My research focuses on design & healthcare. I developed the AdherenceCanvas.com to improve patient adherence & Designorate.com. Fellow of HEA & RSA.

RAW-i Studios

RAW-i Studios

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

Area of Art: Visual Art, Painting, Mixed Media, Spoken Word, Poetry

RAW-i can provide:- Art workshops for all ages (in person and virtually) Community Art Commissions Teaching Arts Award, all levels (in person and virtually) Masterclasses and consultancy in blended learning and remote education Google and Prezi Certified Trainer Mental Health First Aider

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.

Rebecca Hardy-Griffith

Rebecca Hardy-Griffith

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

Development officer in Arts, Health and Wellbeing working part-time.

Rebecca Lydon

Rebecca Lydon

Health & Social Care | Location: North East Wales, North West Wales, Mid Wales, South East Wales, South West Wales

We are Parkinson's UK By funding the right research into the most promising treatments, we get closer to a cure every day. Until then, we're here for everyone affected by Parkinson’s. We'll find a cure. Together.

ReConnecting Carms CIC

ReConnecting Carms CIC

Creative Practitioners, Arts Organisation Representative, Charities & Third Sector | Location: North East Wales, North West Wales, Mid Wales, South East Wales, South West Wales

Area of Art: Participatory Art, Mixed Media, Other

We provide 3 free activity session a week to anyone who wishes to join, we are mostly online as that is what our audience wants.

Rhiannon Davies

Rhiannon Davies

Local Authorities & Public Services, Charities & Third Sector | Location: South East Wales, South West Wales

As the Libraries Outreach and Engagement Officer I take the library and events and activities to isolated areas of Bridgend County.

Richard Axtell

Richard Axtell

Creative Practitioners, Researchers | Location: South West Wales

Area of Art: Spoken Word, Poetry, Literature, Other

I am coordinator of Lapidus Cymru/Wales, the professional network for those in the field of writing for wellbeing, and its parent company 'Lapidus International'. I am also a children's writer, and have been known to manage a website or two.

Rikki Pullen

Rikki Pullen

Creative Practitioners, Educators & Trainers, Charities & Third Sector, Wellbeing Facilitators | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Performance Art, Music

I’m Rikki and I’m the CEO for a charitable incorporated organisation in Caerphilly with a passion for supporting the well-being of others through social prescribing and music.

Robert Aitken

Robert Aitken

Health & Social Care, 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

Roger Seddon

Roger Seddon

Health & Social Care | Location: North West Wales

Retired - I used to work for Welsh European Funding Office developing projects under the EU's Territorial Co-operation Programme. My project portfolio concentrated on links to Ireland. I now research social prescribing and recently stepped down from Wales School of Social Prescribing.

Roisin Anwen Murphy-Mortimer

Roisin Anwen Murphy-Mortimer

Creative Practitioners, Health & Social Care | 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.

Rosemary Elizabeth Graham

Rosemary Elizabeth Graham

Creative Practitioners, Health & Social Care, 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

Rosie Green

Rosie Green

Creative Practitioners | Location: North West Wales

I am an instructor in SAORI Weaving, a non technical, non intimidating approach to hand weaving. SAORI is valued worldwide as a means of expression. It is non judgemental and inclusive, encouraging people to work together regardless of age, ability, occupation, ethnicity or for any other reason.

Rosie Parry

Rosie Parry

Creative Practitioners | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Participatory Art, Photography, Installation Art, Mixed Media, Spoken Word, Poetry

Shwmae!

Rosie Strang

Rosie Strang

Charities & Third Sector, Nature & Environment | Location: Mid Wales, South West Wales

I work for Coed Lleol as the Mid and West Wales Coordinator, working with Project Officers in different areas to offer a wide range of nature-based wellbeing activities in woodlands and green spaces. We engage communities to understand the benefits of being in nature, learning

Rowenna Williams

Rowenna Williams

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

Area of Art: Visual Art, Participatory Art, Installation Art, Sculpture, Other

Mae gan Rowenna dros 20 bl o brofiad o arwain gweithdai yn defnyddio’r celfyddydau a byd natur i hyrwyddo lles i bob oed a gallu. Rowenna has over 20 yrs of experience of delivering workshops using the arts and nature to promote wellbeing to all ages and abilities.

Roxy Wilkinson

Roxy Wilkinson

Creative Practitioners, Nature & Environment | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Mixed Media, Other

Nature inspired artist and well-being work shop facilitator. Exploring woodlands and crochet in a magical way.

Royal College of Psyciatrists Wales

Royal College of Psyciatrists Wales

Health & Social Care | 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.

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.

Sally Ann Jones

Sally Ann Jones

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

Area of Art: Painting, Installation Art, Sculpture, Mixed Media

I am in my third year at Glyndwr University, hoping to complete my Ba (hons) in Fine Art. I am also a local artist in my own right and am very interested in how Art can aid Mental & Physical Health. I am busy researching for next years dissertation on the subject and always open & eager for help!

Sally Lewis

Sally Lewis

Programme Manager and overall lead for for Arts, Health & Wellbeing at the Arts Council of Wales

Sally Marie

Sally Marie

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

Area of Art: Theatre, Dance

I am a dance theatre practitioner who has been working in dance theatre for a long time. I create dance theatre which tours through my company Sweetshop Revolution and we have a focus now of doing work in care homes. We're also trying to link up cubs and scouts to create intergenerational workshops.

Sally Thelwell

Sally Thelwell

Health & Social Care | Location: South East Wales

I am the Arts in Health Coordinator at Velindre NHS Trust, using creativity and the arts to improve the patient experience of individuals accessing cancer services as well as staff wellbeing.

Sara Smith

Sara Smith

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

Area of Art: Other

I design and make clothing for people living with cognitive and mobility conditions - specifically dementia. My aim is to use clothing design to make a difference. I'm interested in using design to improve daily life, educate and raise awareness of challenging conditions.

Sara Smith

Sara Smith

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

Area of Art: Visual Art, Participatory Art, Painting, Photography, Theatre, Illustration, Installation Art, Mixed Media, Audio Video, Spoken Word, Poetry, Other

Creative and Therapeutic Arts Practitioner qualified in 2014 been freelance and also employed as a art teacher (PGGE PCET) In Hereford college of Arts. My personal art practice centres on immersive spaces and working with environments and trauma. I am experienced with prop and scenic art .

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.

Sarah Griffith

Sarah Griffith

Health & Social Care | Location: South West Wales

Art Psychotherapist working in CAMHS services in Swansea Bay.

Sarah Grove-White

Sarah Grove-White

Creative Practitioners | Location: South East Wales

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

I am an arts in health practitioner, workshop facilitator and practising artist. My interests lie in developing creative opportunities to support people in expressing personal stories of lived experiences, with particular interest in menopause transition: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6csKSjOOlVU

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.

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.

Shaun Keddy

Shaun Keddy

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

Area of Art: Music

Shaun is the founder of Wales Ukulele Project. The Wales Ukulele Project was founded to combat loneliness in Wales through the use of the ukulele. Bringing people together through music and an accessible instrument. Shaun aims to get ukuleles in libraries and schools to help support wellbeing.

Shon Devey

Shon Devey

Health & Social Care | Location: South West Wales

Development Worker with WWAMH developing and supporting projects working with Nature-based solutions to mental health.

Siân Cameron

Siân Cameron

Creative Practitioners | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Performance Art, Participatory Art, Music, Audio Video, Spoken Word

Siân is an opera singer based in South Wales. She has worked with many sectors of the community, doing projects with organisations such as Welsh National Opera, Live Music Now, Streetwise Opera and Forget me not chorus. She is interested to create new projects to benefit the well being of others.

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).

Sian Hughes

Sian Hughes

Creative Practitioners | Location: South West Wales

Area of Art: Poetry, Literature

Sian Hughes is a writer/creative practitioner whose story collection ‘Pain Sluts’ was shortlisted for Wales Book of the Year. A practitioner for ACW's Lead Creative Schools, Sian was chosen for Literature Wales' Writing Well scheme, which helps practitioners create projects to benefit wellbeing.

Siân Lester

Siân Lester

Creative Practitioners | Location: South West Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Participatory Art, Installation Art, Ceramic

Textile artist/facilitator focusing on ecology and themes around acts of care and the environment. I integrate sustainable and conscious approaches, exploring multi-sensory/healing connections with plant/place. I specialise in biophilia and botanical dyes within community/collaborative projects.

Sian Rendell

Sian Rendell

Health & Social Care, 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.

Sian Williams

Sian Williams

Creative Practitioners, Nature & Environment | Location: North West Wales

Hi, I work as a Wellbeing Officer at Gloygfa Gwydyr community group, Llanwst North Wales. We have a site (Caerdroia) in the Gwydir Forest used for Wellbeing sessions in the outdoors. These include, foraging, cooking, sound baths, muisc and we are developing to include art/creative sessions on site.

Side by Side

Side by Side

Creative Practitioners, Arts Organisation Representative, Charities & Third Sector | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Performance Art, Music

Side by Side is a charitable incorporated organisation whose aim is to support those with long-term conditions, disabilities and/or additional needs through music at weekly choir rehearsals. We do this to support the well-being of others.

Simon and Caroline

Simon and Caroline

Health & Social Care | 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.

Simon Morris

Simon Morris

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

I have worked in senior arts development roles within creative organisations for 23+ years and I'm passionate about their value to support positive change in their communities. I've also had spells working as a freelance visual artist myself and as a lecturer at various universities and colleges.

Simon Whitehead

Simon Whitehead

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

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

A movement artist. I work with different groups of people, ranging from children to elders, both as a teacher of embodied movement work and through designing walks, outdoor movement experiences, and performance. I believe in the restorative power of green spaces. I am a Craniosacral therapist.

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.

Small World Theatre Byd Bach

Small World Theatre Byd Bach

Arts Organisation Representative, Charities & Third Sector, Nature & Environment | Location: Mid Wales

Small World Theatre is a multifaceted organisation that creates exciting projects and productions that enable communities to flourish through the arts. The Amethyst Project supports young people who are experiencing issues around anxiety, depression, low confidence and low self-esteem.

Sofia  Vougioukalou

Sofia Vougioukalou

Researchers | Location: South East Wales

I am a qualitative health services researcher with a background in medical anthropology, user-centred design and evaluation. I am currently Research Fellow in Arts and Health evaluating the impact of arts on health and wellbeing across a pan-Wales innovation programme. I am also on the leadership team of the Wellbeing Research Network of the Wales Institute for Social and Economic Research and Data (WISERD) and I am a member of the All Wales Deaf Mental Health Group. My research programme has been awarded the Dementia Friendly Wales (2021) Diversity Award from Alzheimer's Society Cymru and the Public Involvement award by Health and Care Research Wales.

Sophia Keene

Sophia Keene

Health & Social Care | 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.

Sophia Leadill

Sophia Leadill

Creative Practitioners | Location: North East Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Participatory Art, Painting, Photography, Installation Art, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Audio Video

Ymarferydd creadigol llawrydd sy'n ymgysylltu'n gymdeithasol. Wedi'i leoli yn Wrecsam. Freelance socially engaged creative practitioner. Wrecsam. Cyfarwyddwr: Cyswllt Crefftau Wrecsam CBS / Craft Connect Wrecsam CIC. Director: Cyswllt Crefftau Wrecsam CBC / Craft Connect Wrecsam

Stephanie Cross

Stephanie Cross

Arts Organisation Representative | Location: South West Wales

I am the Project Manager for The VC Gallery - an arts and mental health charity that provide arts workshops that support recovery from ill mental health and reduce isolation.My role focuses on the running of our two community hubs, working with artists to deliver services and applying for funds.

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.

Stephen Clift

Stephen Clift

Stephen Clift is Professor Emeritus, Canterbury Christ Church University, and former Director of the Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health. He is a Visiting Professor in at York St John University and the University of Leeds.

Steve Swindon

Steve Swindon

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

Area of Art: Visual Art, Photography, Music, Illustration, Installation Art, Mixed Media, Audio Video, Spoken Word, Poetry, Literature, Digital, Animation

Priding itself on accessibility and inclusivity TAPE has been providing high-quality, inclusive. supportive, person-led opportunities since 2008. TAPE’s delivery offers people the chance to explore and develop their creativity.

StillWalks

StillWalks

Creative Practitioners, Health & Social Care | 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.

Straeon Research Ltd

Straeon Research Ltd

Researchers | Location: South East Wales

We are social scientists with backgrounds in philosophy, sociology, health & arts. Projects range from qualitative, creative enquiries to systematic reviews and policy evaluation. We value ‘citizen intelligence’ and find ways to enable participants to tell their stories authentically and creative

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

Sue Hunt

Sue Hunt

Creative Practitioners, Health & Social Care | 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

Sue Mackie

Sue Mackie

Local Authorities & Public Services | Location: South West Wales

I am the Community Development Team Leader at ateb which is the Housing Association based in Pembrokeshire. We have 3100 properties across Pembrokeshire and as a small Housing Association we seek to work with partners to help deliver the wellbeing agenda to our customers.

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.

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.

Tammy Foley

Tammy Foley

Health & Social Care | Location: South West Wales

I am passionate about preventing mental ill-health anywhere and everywhere! I work with individuals, groups and organisations who want to improve their emotional health and well being. I offer one to one online sessions, corporate packages, customised audios and workplace wellbeing workshops.

Tania Bryan

Tania Bryan

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

Area of Art: Visual Art, Performance Art, Participatory Art, Painting, Illustration, Installation Art, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Ceramic, Animation

Our aim is to continue to provide workshops where the communities can learn and participate in developing new creative skills, techniques and processes. To deliver varied activities and workshops that have been carefully tailored to suit all abilities and cultures.

Tanio

Tanio

Arts Organisation Representative | Location: South East Wales

At Tanio (meaning ‘to spark’ or ‘ignite’ in Welsh) we are an organisation committed to providing access to a range of creative activities and interventions to different communities. Our work aims to develop skills, confidence and self-esteem through creative practices and community work.

Tanya Dower (Music Now)

Tanya Dower (Music Now)

Creative Practitioners, Health & Social Care, 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.

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.

Teri Howson-Griffiths

Teri Howson-Griffiths

Health & Social Care, Researchers | Location: North East Wales, North West Wales

Arts in Health Strategic Lead for the North Wales Health Board (BCUHB), part-time. I also work for Liverpool John Moores University 2 days as a Lecturer. My background is in applied, community and participatory arts. I previously worked on the Dementia and Imagination study at Bangor University.

Tessa Salt

Tessa Salt

Area of Art: Visual Art, Photography

Tessa is a lens-based artist currently studying towards an MA in Photography at Swansea College of Art. Her practice primarily focuses on themes of identity and femininity, as well as phototherapy. Tessa’s current work is centred around the relationship between women, nature and technology.

Thania Acarón

Thania Acarón

Creative Practitioners, Health & Social Care, 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

The Art of Sustainability

The Art of Sustainability

The Art of Sustainability (AoS) is a collaborative Social Enterprise Our mission is to be a creative Forum towards Sustainable thinking through educational events, facilitation and consultation. AoS is based in Tintern, Monmouthshire, Wales

The Body Hotel

The Body Hotel

Health & Social Care, Arts Organisation Representative, Educators & Trainers | Location: South East Wales

Wales-based dance movement psychotherapy social enterprise focusing on movement as a tool for employee wellbeing. We aim to provide a safe-space for self care to those working in demanding professions, assisting their professional development and engaging with under-represented communities.

The Stormz Community For Musical Arts

The Stormz Community For Musical Arts

Arts Organisation Representative | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Music

Our vision is that through the Power of Music we can create a community that is richly fulfilling for its members. A place where music, friends and memories are made. A Community that builds self-esteem, reduces isolation and has a profoundly positive effect on Wellbeing.

Theatr Cynefin

Theatr Cynefin

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

We are an applied participative arts organisation that has pioneered a methodology of working with communities, called Sensory Labyrinth Theatre (slt). With projects throughout Europe, in partnership with diverse people of all ages and abilities.

Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru

Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru

Arts Organisation Representative | Location: South West Wales

Ry’n ni’n creu theatr i Gymru, yn teithio profiadau theatr beiddgar ledled y wlad a thu hwnt, i ddiddanu ac ysbrydoli pobl o bob oed. Ein gweledigaeth yw creu man i ddod ynghyd, i gysylltu’r adnabyddus a’r a’r annisgwyl, i Gymreictod a’r byd, i drafod yn ddwys ac i godi’r galon. We make theatre for Wales, touring bold theatrical experiences across the nation and beyond, to entertain and inspire people of all ages. Our vision is to create a place of connection for the well-known and the unexpected, for Welshness and the world, for the big conversations and the joyful moments

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.

Ticky Lowe, Making Sense Community Interest Company

Ticky Lowe, Making Sense Community Interest Company

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

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

A creative, sensory and playful approach to delivering workshops for the very young and their grown ups, people living with dementia and care staff, people with learning disabilities and support staff. We work with arts and cultural venues to create interactive, sensory workshops and resources.

Toby Fagan

Toby Fagan

Arts Organisation Representative, Charities & Third Sector, Wellbeing Facilitators | Location: North West Wales

My name is Toby Fagan. I am the Chair/Director and Co-Founder of Work in Progress Rhyl CIC. Work in Progress was born in 2021 during lockdown. I have worked with my Co-Founder on many projects in the past. We became a registered CIC in February 2024.

Together for Change

Together for Change

Health & Social Care, Funders & Policy Makers, Researchers | Location: South West Wales

TfC is a Pembrokeshire-wide partnership programme and a collaboration between Solva Care, PAVS and PLANED bringing together third- and public-sector organisations to establish a positive legacy from the pandemic, and build on the contribution of community-led action to people’s health & wellbeing.

Tracy Jones & The Denbigh Workshop

Tracy Jones & The Denbigh Workshop

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

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

Tracy trained LIPA, is an Actor with 20 years of performing experience, and creative practitioner. The Denbigh Workshop is a Community Arts Charity to work with people of all ages in Wales creating bespoke training, workshops, projects & productions. We Act, Teach, Perform & Educate.

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.

Una Shea

Una Shea

Creative Practitioners | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Participatory Art, Music

Una Shea is a violinist and community music workshop leader with a passion for inclusion and accessibility in music education. She works freelance as a Suzuki violin teacher for all ages, and has a great love for sharing music.

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.

victoria english

victoria english

Creative Practitioners, Health & Social Care, 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. '.

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.

Vivian Rhule

Vivian Rhule

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

Area of Art: Visual Art, Painting

Vivian Rhule Artist cymunedol gweledol / Community Visual artist Dygswr / Welsh learner also: Mediums: Wet Felt making-Drawing-Painting-simple Printing and some textiles. I can work with all ages -Community groups. In a way that can be designed and tailored to the needs of the group or persons

Volcano Theatre Company

Volcano Theatre Company

Arts Organisation Representative | Location: South West Wales

Volcano is an energetic, responsive arts company that moves quickly to make things happen, inspiring others and setting big ideas in motion collaborating with local communities to enable and encourage community participation in the arts whilst developing key life skills.

Well Wagon

Well Wagon

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

Area of Art: Visual Art, Participatory Art, Painting, Illustration, Mixed Media, Spoken Word, Poetry

Well Wagon is a community art space on wheels. We deliver creative and mindful workshops from our tricycle in the Cardiff area. The regular workshops are held at Fox Lane studios, in which we invite the community to connect through creative prompts on a donation basis.

WELSH NATIONAL OPERA CENEDLAETHOL CYMRU

WELSH NATIONAL OPERA CENEDLAETHOL CYMRU

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

Area of Art: Music

Welsh National Opera’s (WNO) mission is to bring together individuals from all backgrounds and walks of life to create and experience extraordinary opera, to enhance lives, strengthen communities and enrich the places in which we focus our work.

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.

Will Tregaskes

Will Tregaskes

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

Arts & Business Cymru promotes, enables, develops and sustains mutually beneficial partnerships between business and the arts. The Arts Development team works with our members across Wales to support skill development and income generation. Interested? Email us for a introduction to A&B Cymru

Y Ty Celf - The Art House

Y Ty Celf - The Art House

Arts Organisation Representative | Location: South West Wales

Y Ty Celf is a CIC based in Llanelli, we are collective of 12 artists & our mission is to bring art to the heart of the community. A creative hub that houses a gallery, artist studio & workshop, providing a creative space for diverse groups i.e. Living with Dementia, MIND YP, POBL & our community.

Ymchwil OB3 Research

Ymchwil OB3 Research

Researchers | Location: South East Wales, South West Wales

OB3 Research is a leading research and evaluation consultancy in Wales, dedicated to quality and impact. Established in 2000, we are a fully bilingual business and provide clients in the public, private and third sector with robust, tailor-made research and analysis.

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.

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