Health, Arts, Research, People ('HARP') - Showcase and Spotlight event 5 Oct

Earlier this month 13 partnerships in the HARP programme came together for an inspiring and energised online event.  Each team had a 'Showcase' moment to reflect on the successes and challenges of using the arts to tackle health challenges during a pandemic, with many stories of life-changing impact and moving creative outputs brought about through remote means.  In our 'Spotlight' features we also had some energetic discussions on the ingredients for success in different areas, the challenges of scaling and sustaining this work, and what our asks would be of academics, policy makers and health leaders if we had them in the room.  The bedrock of HARP is collaboration and people power, and we certainly felt that on the day!  We look forward to sharing more creative outputs and learning from our HARP projects over the next few months. Thanks to our partners at WAHWN, Arts Council of Wales, Nesta and Cardiff University for supporting the day.  For more information about HARP https://ylab.wales/programmes/health-arts-research-people