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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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. ​

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Anne Brierley

Anne Brierley

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

I am a painter/ printmaker working with the public as a facilitator and tutor in healthcare settings. I have made pieces of public art in healthcare settings too alone and in collaboration with other creatives.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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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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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Lisa Mitchard

Lisa Mitchard

Creative Practitioners | Location: South East Wales

Area of Art: Theatre

Actor and Creative Practitioner

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.

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).

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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'

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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 .

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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/

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

Peter Wyn Mosey

Peter Wyn Mosey

Creative Practitioners, Wellbeing Facilitators | Location: South West Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Performance Art, Participatory Art, Painting, Music, Theatre, Installation Art, Mixed Media, Spoken Word, Poetry, Literature, Digital

Peter Wyn Mosey writes short stories, scripts, and poetry and is passionate about art, music, film, and performance. His lived experiences of mental health problems motivate him to help others find their voice and improve their well-being through creativity. He is a WAHWN Stepping In mentee.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Radha Patel

Radha Patel

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

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

Radha is a storyteller / writer interested in colonialism, nature, rituals + speculative futures. Her writing accompanies physical elements like sculptures, prints and films. She works with folklore from Wales and India and also creates new folklore about rituals, magical objects and imagined lands.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Becca May Collins

Becca May Collins

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

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

I'm a project manager with experience in community arts for wellbeing and togetherness, arts in health and disability arts. I have worked with Disability Arts Cymru, Arts Council of Wales, Inside Out Cymru, WAHWN and many more!

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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..

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Manon Prysor

Manon Prysor

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

Area of Art: Visual Art, Performance Art, Participatory Art, Painting, Theatre, Poetry

A Welsh speaker and qualified Welsh language tutor with a degree in drama and performing arts. I have developed my work to incorporate art, storytelling,drama and willow lanterns/structures. I have extensive experience working with community groups such as Gisda and Bangor Indian association.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Kate Philbin

Kate Philbin

Creative Practitioners, Reflective Practice Practitioner | Location: North East Wales

Area of Art: Visual Art, Illustration, Mixed Media

I’m 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 teaching and then undertaking an MA in Illustration. I’m an Arts Award advisor at Discover and Explore levels and a reflective practice facilitator

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,

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Jess Tanner

Jess Tanner

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

Area of Art: Visual Art, Participatory Art

I am a nature-based practitioner, ecological-artist & community gardener living in the Black Mountains in Wales. My work finds itself at the confluence of human/nature relations, tending, growing and communal story making, and is located within community based organisations and in private practice.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

Gwella

Gwella

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

We are an Arts in Health not-for-profit organisation that empowers community connections and resilience through storytelling, spoken word, creative writing, music and visual arts. Engage with us through workshops, volunteer activities, training, events, and thought-provoking conversations.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Steph Roberts

Steph Roberts

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

Area of Art: Visual Art, Audio Video, Literature, Digital, Other

A bilingual freelance visual arts interpreter and creative facilitator. I work with health and illness narratives, disability, and access in museums, galleries, and cultural organisations with a special interest in creative Audio Description. I have lived experience of chronic illness.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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).

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. '.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

 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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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