A place for artists to connect, learn & share...

What is the Arts & Health Hub?

The Hub is a collective of artists working in or interested in the field of arts and health. We also welcome those working in arts and health roles: producers, curators etc. Run by artist Daniel Regan, the Hub currently has 3 main elements:

  1. a monthly peer group that takes place at arts & wellbeing organisation the Free Space Project (London, UK) where members can meet up to share works, ideas, and pool resources to further develop their creative and professional practice.
  2. Events related to health and wellbeing for artists.
  3. an online forum for artists to share resources, gain feedback on their works, and support one another through a peer supportive platform that encourages development in a safe place.

The Hub began as a side-project from Daniel’s website fragmentary.org, where he interviews photographers working in mental health. The peer group started in 2015 and continues to develop based on research and feedback into what artists working in this field would like and need.

How do I get involved?

The Hub is designed for people that work in or are interested in the field of arts and health in their own practice. Broadly speaking the Hub is for people:

  • Creating personal work about their lived experiences;
  • Creating socially engaged artwork with the broad aims of improving wellbeing;
  • Interested in getting into the field of arts & health but aren’t sure where to start and need some support;
  • Working in the arts and health field and want to develop, as well as support others.

The Hub is open to artists of all backgrounds, disciplines, experiences and stages in their practice or career. Our aim is to connect with one another, learn from one another and share with one another. The Hub is not a place to sign up, share your work and disappear. It’s an on-going commitment to work collaboratively and collectively to lift one another up.

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Artist Peer Group

Our free monthly peer group is for artists and those working or interested in arts & health to discuss and further their artistic practice. They are run by Daniel Regan and take place at the Free Space Project (London, click to open map) on Monday evenings.

The monthly meetings offer an opportunity to:

  • Share current & upcoming ideas for projects
  • Discuss contacts, ideas and networks for exhibitions, talks, workshops etc
  • Discuss ways of sharing & exhibiting work
  • Have cross-platform discussions, sharing multi-disciplinary ways of working.

… and more. Refreshments (tea, coffee etc) are provided and the meetings are informal. The group is open to emerging and established artists (or curators, producers etc) and is a place to share thoughts, ideas and works in a non-judgemental and open environment. The group is inclusive, built on the notion of sharing, not competing.

Each session is divided into 4 slots for individuals to share their work/ideas for feedback. These are signed up to via a link sent out to the peer group mailing list. You can sign up to the list here. If it’s your first time attending then we ask that you wait until the second visit to present any work or ideas. There is never any pressure to present or give feedback, everyone is welcome to simply attend.

Our next peer group meetings are on:

  • No group in August — summer break
  • September 23rd, 7pm — 11pm. This is our 4th birthday and a social event! Please read & RSVP here to attend (different venue).
  • October 21st, 6.30pm — 8.30pm at our usual venue, Kentish Town Health Centre.

If you have any questions please get in touch.

Events

At times we hold events outside of the monthly peer group. In 2019/2020 we’ll be holding a series of events for artists focusing on self care. These events are an opportunity for artists working in the wellbeing field to share, discuss and develop ideas around self-care.

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September 9th, 2019
6.30pm — 8.30pm, Free Space Project, London
Free, click here to book a ticket

How do artists working in the wellbeing sector prevent burnout, implement their own self-care strategies and build up and maintain emotional resilience?

Join us for a collaborative peer-to-peer session aimed at identifying and hopefully solving some of these difficulties through sharing and discussion. This is a spin-off session from the monthly artist peer groups run by the Arts & Health Hub. This is also an opportunity to meet other artists, build connections and possible collaborations.

This event is specifically for artists & creative facilitators working in the wellbeing sector. Other future events will focus on different groups (such as artists making solely personal works). This event has limited capacity — if you cannot make it please do cancel your ticket so someone else can take it.

Our Forum

Our online forum is a new addition to run alongside our monthly artist peer group. The forum is a place for artists to connect with one another, share opportunities (we’re all in this together!), but also gain feedback on work or difficulties we may be facing.

The forum is invite only for now. This is so that the collective can grow slowly and maintain a family feeling. The forum is a place for people to feel safe to share questions, learn from one another, and provide reciprocated peer support.

If you’d like to join the forum please do get in touch and Daniel will get back to you.

Got a question? Get in touch.

If you would like to join the forum or attend the peer group, or have any questions at all, please do fill out the form and get in touch.

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