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Lockdown Learning: #3 Touch, connection and creativity

Creative People and Places in Lockdown: responses and learning is a short series of  five case studies that explore the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on CPP projects and how they responded. Each of the five case studies will explore a different theme. In the third case study Kathryn Welch explores the role of creativity ... Read more


Published: 2020 | Resource type: Case studies

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Sharing learning: Aesop

In this series of learning case studies, cultural practitioners share their reflections and learning honestly, so others can learn from and build on their experience. In this example, Tim Joss from Aesop shares learning from the Dance to Health programme and the role research and evaluation played in the programme itself and the learning it ... Read more


Published: 2020 | Resource type: Case studies

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Culture on referral

Explore the evidence surrounding culture on referral programmes (also known as arts on prescription) and the implications for cultural sector practitioners and policymakers. This research digest reviews and summarises the academic literature and identifies where there is evidence and where further research is needed.


Published: 2020 | Resource type: Research

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Thinking on your feet – the art of improvisation in the workplace

In this report, RADA Business explores the importance of improvisation.  The findings are drawn following interviews with 1,000 people from workplaces across the UK, covering all ages, levels and experiences, from interns to CEOs. These people came from businesses large and small, in fields as diverse as agriculture, law, healthcare and transport.  This resulting report ... Read more


Published: 2020 | Resource type: Research

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Beating workplace performance anxiety

In this research conducted by RADA Business they explore the issue of stage fright and nerves in the workplace with data from a survey of 1,000 business people, revealing their experiences.  They also look at ways to overcome your public speaking fears, with their leading tutors providing advice and guidance on ways to harness your nervous ... Read more


Published: 2020 | Resource type: Research

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Surviving and Thriving in Change. Blog 4: Making sense of our experiences in lockdown

The final blog in a series of four by Creative Coach Auriel Majumdar exploring the impact of Coronavirus. Written in real time over April, May and June 2020 they look at how the new reality is affecting us as individuals and those around us.  Each blog also gives tried and tested practical strategies that help us navigate ... Read more


Published: 2020 | Resource type: Article

Surviving and Thriving in Change. Blog 3: Self-reflection and new beginnings

The third of a series of four blogs by Creative Coach Auriel Majumdar exploring the impact of Coronavirus. Written in real time over April and May 2020 they look at how the new reality is affecting us as individuals and those around us.  Each blog also gives tried and tested practical strategies that help us navigate the ... Read more


Published: 2020 | Resource type: Article

Arts Survival Training. An AMA Podcast. Episode 3 – Wellness is Not Optional

Arts Survival Training is a podcast from the Arts Marketing Association about creating stronger, more resilient arts organisations. In each episode, you’ll hear UK arts professionals weigh in on the skills and mindsets our field needs in order to survive in the face of social, political, and environmental challenges. Arts Survival Training is hosted, edited, and produced by Hannah Hethmon.


Published: 2020 | Resource type: Article

Online creativity groups and mental wellbeing

Chris Rolls, 64 Million Artists and Dr. Rachel H. Tribe, clinical psychologist based at UC look at how online creative groups can contribute to positive mental wellbeing.


Published: 2020 | Resource type: Article

64 Million Artists January Challenge Impact Report

Each year thousands of people take part in 64 Million Artists 31 days of free creative challenges. #TheJanuaryChallenge takes place across social media and promotes creativity, peer support and wellbeing. This report explores the impact and reach of The January Challenge online and offline.


Published: 2020 | Resource type: Research

Taking Stock #ADA

Pauline Bailey, Visual Artist, Director, Producer and Mentor on the Audience Diversity Academy reflects on challenges of  Coronavirus and the rapidly changing personal and professional landscape.


Published: 2020 | Resource type: Article

Surviving and Thriving in Change. Blog 1: Managing transitions

The first of a series of four blogs by Creative Coach Auriel Majumdar exploring the impact of Coronavirus. Written in real time over April and May 2020 they look at how the new reality is affecting us as individuals and those around us.  Each blog also gives tried and tested practical strategies that help us ... Read more


Published: 2020 | Resource type: Article

By any means necessary #ADA

Pauline Bailey, Visual Artist, Director, Producer and Mentor on the Audience Diversity Academy reflects on the need to keep self care at the forefront of everything we do.


Published: 2020 | Resource type: Article

Managing Up. Blog 3. Tackling Imposter Syndrome

The third of a series of video and written conversations between creative coach Auriel Majumdar and journalist Nell Block discussing the challenges of managing up and internal agency. Auriel and Nell discuss the challenges of facing our Inner Critic and give practical ways to conquer Imposter Syndrome.


Published: 2020 | Resource type: Article

Managing Up. Blog 3. Letting go of perfection

The second of a series of video and written conversations between creative coach Auriel Majumdar and journalist Nell Block discussing the challenges of managing up and internal agency. Auriel and Nell discuss the challenges of letting go of perfection and how not to succumb to limiting assumptions of ourselves.


Published: 2020 | Resource type: Article

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Raising dementia-awareness through touring to libraries

Human Story Theatre share their findings on the health impacts on audiences, and on performing a health-related play in English libraries, based on two tours of their dementia-focussed production Connie’s Colander in 2018 and 2019.


Published: 2019 | Resource type: Case studies

How I Cope

How I Cope – Finola Billings

How I Cope  is an on-going blog series where colleagues from across the sector – and at different stages of their career – share their experiences of self-care and wellbeing.        Mental health and balancing work and life is increasingly recognised as essential to our happiness and ability to make the most of our talents. ... Read more


Published: 2019 | Resource type: Article

How I Cope

How I Cope – Jenessa Williams

How I Cope is an on-going blog series where colleagues from across the sector – and at different stages of their career – share their experiences of self-care and wellbeing.       Mental health and balancing work and life is increasingly recognised as essential to our happiness and ability to make the most of our talents. By ... Read more


Published: 2019 | Resource type: Article

How I Cope

How I Cope – Jonathan Stone

How I Cope  is an on-going blog series where colleagues from across the sector – and at different stages of their career – share their experiences of self-care and wellbeing.        Mental health and balancing work and life is increasingly recognised as essential to our happiness and ability to make the most of our talents. ... Read more


Published: 2019 | Resource type: Article

How I Cope: Developing Workplace Cultures

How I Cope  is an on-going blog series where colleagues from across the sector – and at different stages of their career – share their experiences of self-care and wellbeing. Mental health and balancing work and life is increasingly recognised as essential to our happiness and ability to make the most of our talents. By ... Read more


Published: 2019 | Resource type: Article