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Arts for Health & Wellbeing

Project title

Arts for Health & Wellbeing

Description of initiative

In September 2022, Wandsworth Council called out for local arts and cultural organisations to apply for a new funding opportunity, designed to support creative activity focused on health and wellbeing in the borough. Wandsworth Council are currently supporting nine organisations to deliver creative health & wellbeing programmes across the borough, between January 2023 and June 2024.

Wandsworth’s Arts for Health & Wellbeing programme adds a new cultural offer to the award-winning Social Prescribing programme already operating in the borough, and is delivered in partnership with Enable and South West London Integrated Care System.

In order to support the development of the Creative Health sector in the borough, Wandsworth Council is working to develop a Community of Creative Health Practice through regular training, sharing and networking opportunities.

Further information on the initiative

Themes: Culture and...

Individual well-being
Community well-being
Mental health
Physical health
Quality of services for specific groups


health, wellbeing, creative health, mental health, long term conditions, community of practice, social prescribing

Target group

Adults | Children | Early age | Older people | Youth

Cultural field

Crafts | Dance | Libraries | Music | Theatre, opera | Visual arts




2022 - 2024

Sources of funding

Wandsworth Council

Results, benefits, impact and lessons learnt

The programme is still being delivered, but so far, 9 organisations have been commissioned to work in community centres, children's centres, libraries and schools across the borough. 60 local artists and organisations have already engaged in the Community of Creative Health Practice.


Wandsworth Borough Council
United Kingdom
Public / State | Culture