Karen Hamilton, AESOP

Karen Hamilton is Dance to Health Project Manager for AESOP.

AESOP is an arts charity and social enterprise, originally founded in 2009 and set up as a stand alone charity in 2014. The name is inspired by Aesop’s fables, which are not just great stories but also sources of wisdom and practical advice. It reflects the importance of storytelling and narrative in the arts. AESOP also stands for ‘arts enterprise with a social purpose’.

AESOP believes the UK is blessed with world-class arts that sit on the periphery of other sectors working to achieve positive social change. It addresses challenges and unmet needs in society with suitable, evidence-based, cost effective and sustainable high quality artistic activities.