Cultures of Creative Health is the place-based research festival from the School of Art & Humanities for 2024! The programme will include collaborative community projects, creative residences & more, beginning with a Guest Lecture Series on Working With Communities.

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Cultures of Creative Health publication call for submissions, deadline 17 June: CoCH Call for submission 

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Collections of Creative Health

Collections of Creative health presents selected paintings from the Kirklees Collection. The projects explores the relationship between art collections and health and is part of Cultures of Creative Health.

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Lucy Wright: Residency

Lucy Wright's multidisciplinary practice sits at the intersection of folklore and activism, concerned primarily with inclusivity and representation in the British folk arts, she joins us for a filmmaking-focused residency.

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Jennifer Reid: Residency

Jennifer Reid is a researcher of working class folk culture and a performer of nineteenth century Broadside Ballads, applying these to modern life. She will join us for a textiles-based residency working with local textile designer-maker and educator Amy Chen.

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Hardeep Sahota: Rassam

In August multidisciplinary artist, curator and Bhangra specialist Hardeep Sahota joins us for a residency linked to his new project, 'Rassam', which explores South Asian wellness practices focused around weddings.

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Guest Lecture - Yorkshire Youth Music

An outline of Yorkshire Youth & Music's approach to working with children and young people who experience trauma and multiple disadvantage.

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Tell It To The Trees: Premiere

Join us for the premiere of 'Tell It To The Trees', a work of film, poetry and music as part of Cultures of Creative Health.

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The Nature of Play: Whispers in the Dark

Join Nyakeh David with conversations about community, its impact in our complex world and how it integrates into your life.

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The Nature of Play: A Sense of Play

A Sense of Play with Katie Bowers is a stop motion animation interactive workshop.

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The Nature of Play: Photo Walk

Photo Walk with Inter-Arts founder and creative practitioner, Fiona Pattison.

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The Nature of Play

Step inside an exhibition about play, nature and the environment we live in, over Mental Health Awareness week and in collaboration with Cultures of Creative Health. This is a space to rest, play and open your senses to everything within.

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Applied Ethics in Socially Engaged Art

A collaboration between Hoot and the Centre for Cultural Ecologies in Art, Design and Architecture, funded by CCH

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Evaluating Social Impact in Art

A collaboration between Hoot and the Centre for Cultural Ecologies in Art, Design and Architecture, funded by CCH

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Cultural Competency and Inclusivity

A collaboration between Hoot and the Centre for Cultural Ecologies in Art, Design and Architecture, funded by CCH

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Facilitation and Engagement Skills: 'Groups in Art

A collaboration between Hoot and the Centre for Cultural Ecologies in Art, Design and Architecture, funded by CCH

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Community Co-Creation Techniques: ‘Art in Groups’

A collaboration between Hoot and the Centre for Cultural Ecologies in Art, Design and Architecture, funded by CCH

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Ligeti Quartet plays Anna Meredith + support

In addition to strings, Nuc features the sounds of synths, drum machines, birdsong, an MRI scanner, brass and hums, exploring the sounds we encounter as part of everyday wellbeing practices as well as in medical settings.

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Guest Lecture Series - Working with Communities

17 Jan  - 20 Mar 2024: We are delighted to launch the Cultures of Creative Health guest lecture series in the School of Arts and Humanities at the University of Huddersfield. These sessions will take place online and on campus, tickets are free and click below for further information.

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Cultures of Creative Health Podcasts

Each of our guest lectures will be shared as a podcast to feed into Creative Health conversations going forward, as the programme progresses. This will also form an archive of specialists in the field of creative health, and we hope will be prove useful beyond the programme!

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Creative Health in Communities

This publication presents the research we have been undertaking across West Yorkshire over 9 months. Our project has investigated how creative health can reach communities and neighbourhoods to address health inequalities in place.