The three Subject Specialist Networks, ‘European Paintings pre-1900’, ‘Understanding British Portraits’ and ‘British Art Network’ have come together to explore the topic of health, wellbeing and inclusivity in the context of arts and heritage collections. Over a series of three online webinars, these themes will be discussed by a panel of arts and healthcare professionals. Subtitles and a British Sign Language interpreter will be included in all the sessions.
29th April, 3-5pm: ‘Arts and culture for health and wellbeing and inclusivity’
Convened by Dr Errol Francis, Artistic Director and CEO of Culture&
This session will explore contemporary practice in using collections to engage marginalised communities to promote equality, diversity and inclusion in relation to health and wellbeing. Practitioners from a variety of perspectives and disciplines will present their work and how they have used visual art, sometimes along with other art forms, to make collections serve a social purpose and be accessible to a wider audience.
Dr Errol Francis is Artistic Director and CEO of Culture&. Errol studied photography and fine art at Central Saint Martin’s. His research at Slade School of Fine Art, focused on postcolonial artistic responses to museums.
Errol was previously programme lead at Arts Council England, head of arts at the Mental Health Foundation and director of the Anxiety Arts Festival 2014 and the Cyborgs 2019 programme at Wellcome Collection.
Errol is content producer for Culture Box, a project at University of Exeter promoting social interaction and public health through the arts for people living with dementia.
Live subtitles (remote) by Stagetext
Phone: 020 7747 5820
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