Coping Creatively: Arts, Health and Wellbeing

Communities and Wellbeing

This group of projects focuses on the impact of arts organisations and grassroots groups on supporting societal wellbeing, mental health and social support issues arising in the pandemic.

Spaces and Places

This group of projects identify and examine the spatial, geographical and developmental disparities experienced in the pandemic, but also how spaces and places connected diverse communities.

Communities and Wellbeing

At home with children

Learning from lockdown

Professor Rosie Parnell
(University of Newcastle)

British Ritual Innovation under COVID-19

Dr. Joshua Edelman
(Manchester Metropolitan University)

Community COVID

Combating social isolation through creative and community engagement: COVID and beyond

Professor Helen Chatterjee
(University College London)

COVID in Cartoons

Dr Fransiska Louwagie
(University of Leicester)


Culture and the Arts, from Restriction to Enhancement: Protecting Mental Health in the Liverpool City Region

Professor Josie Billington
(University of Liverpool)

Creative Doodle Book

Developing Inclusive Community Arts Engagement During Physical Distancing

Professor Matthew Reason
(York St John University)

Culture Box

Remote and Digital Delivery of Arts and Creative Activities to Improve the Wellbeing of People with Dementia in Care Homes

Professor Victoria Tischler
(University of Exeter)

Distanced Arts

Investigating the design, delivery, and impacts of Entelechy Arts’ Staying Connected Programme

Dr Janelle Jones
(Queen Mary University London)

Online access to cultural activities for people living with brain injury

Professor Carmine M Pariante
(Kings College London)

Poets respond to Covid-19

Collaborative UK and International Poetry Project

Professor Anthony Caleshu
(University of Plymouth)

Spaces and Places

Libraries in lockdown

Scottish public libraries and their role in community cohesion and resilience

Professor Peter Reid
(Robert Gordon University)

Nature’s way

Co-creating methods for innovating nature-based solutions for public health and green recovery in a post-covid world

Dr Qian Sun
(Royal College of Art)

Supporting healthcare professionals through Covid-19

Understanding how arts-based methods can support non-verbal communication

Dr Suzy Wilson
(Queen Mary University London)

The Arts Are Vital to Emergency Planning

Performance Strategies for Managing Pandemics

Dr Patrick Duggan
(Northumbria University)

Walking publics / Walking arts

Walking, wellbeing, and community during COVID-19

Professor Dee Heddon
(University of Glasgow)