Art for Wellbeing Warwickshire

Warwickshire County Council commissioned Arty-Folks to support adults 18+ of working age through the Covid-19 pandemic with an extensive programme of Art for Wellbeing courses and workshops delivered online as well as in-person.

Warwickshire County Council Public Health commissioned Arty-Folks to deliver a total of 145 courses and support total 1,200 residents between January 2021 and July 2023.  On 11th January 2021 we ran the first workshop ‘Come Connect’ at a time when venues were still shut and NHS services focused on containing the Covid-19 virus.

You can read what we have achieved during this intense 30 months programme here.  We are looking forward to Coventry University’s evaluation of impact across the four health suites.

K.TJ. – overcoming the fear of death

I have attended Arty-Folks for just over 12 months and I’m feeling in a good place to hit the big…

Participants talk about their personal journey through Art for Wellbeing and how being creative with other like-minded people helps to break through social isolation and regain a foothold in life.

Like so many who joined Art for Wellbeing courses, A. from Rugby had a very difficult time during the pandemic and was struggling to come to terms with the loss of loved ones.  Attending a course she rediscovered her passion for making and creating, and the compassion and kindness she needed to find some solace.

Painting for Pleasure

Passion for Plants

Uniquely Vincent