ACHWS EVENT 17TH NOVEMBER | Caring, Creativity and Connectedness during COVID-19

During Scotland’s journey through the pandemic artists, arts and culture organisations have shown just how deeply they care. Their response within communities, neighbourhoods and health and social care has been inspiring. They have helped people remain cared for, connected and creative, sometimes in the most pragmatic of ways, including through organising food and sustenance for the most vulnerable and isolated. They have provided ways for people to explore, express and make sense of their own stories of living with a pandemic.

We want this story to be shared more widely, so join us in our members’ network event, listen to others’ stories and share your own. The event will start with a facilitated conversation between four artists, followed by informal networking and member discussion in break out rooms, winding up with a short plenary with any final reflections.

Speakers and contributors to be announced shortly.


Scottish Ballet | New dance classes for people living with Multiple Sclerosis

THAT’s Remotely Interesting | Creative Distance Programme

THAT’s Remotely Interesting are newsletters created by the  Tayside Healthcare Arts Trust’s ‘Creative at a Distance’ Programmes being run online during these unusual times. Each Newsletter features examples of the participant’s responses to the different challenges the programme Leads are setting, along with some general feedback and guidance.   A larger collection of the work produced for each challenge will also be available to view on THAT’s Facebook page.

Playing Up | Live Art Game for Kids and Adults

PLAYING UP is a game played by adults and kids together. Players are presented with a pack of cards, organized using six different categories which cover different strategies of Live Art. Each card references a specific Live Art piece or event followed by an instruction to be carried out by the players. Players randomly select a card and then follow the given instructions.

MARCH Network | Covid 19 and Creative Isolation

As a mental health network focused on the power of bringing people together with social, cultural and community assets, Covid-19 has thrown us a unique challenge.  With more people socially and physically distancing themselves, we want to share some home-based, creative ways to support mental health during these unique and uncertain times. Find out more here.