Strengthening BAME Inclusion in Health and Wellbeing Services

Strengthening BAME Inclusion in Health and Wellbeing Services

This project was initiated as a result of conversations between Race Equality Foundation, Flourishing Lives, and HEAR Equality and Human Rights Network. The plan was to bring together arts and wellbeing professionals from across the Flourishing Lives coalition and representatives from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic voluntary and community groups for open and exploratory conversations. These conversations would explore ways in which arts organisations could improve their inclusive practice to ensure that people from a BAME background are genuinely engaged, and furthermore would increase the direct involvement of these communities in the development of cultural programmes, and the valuing of lived experience. A key component would be to ensure the fairer distribution of resources, so that BAME-led arts organisations could play a key role. In achieving this, it was hoped that the often-evidenced link between the arts and improvements in wellbeing would be better extended to BAME communities.

Lived Experiences Roundtable Event March 10th, Online, 2:30 – 4:30pm. Register here.

Join our first free webinar event – for an open and honest roundtable discussion on the impact that race and ethnic diversity has on artists’ and participants’ engagement in the arts.

How does the background and cultures of ethnically diverse artists impact our opportunities? How does the way a participatory arts project is delivered impact the types of communities it appeals to? How can organisations look at short and long term changes to create more ethnically diverse and inclusive practices?

This event is an opportunity to pose honest questions in a safe space, with an emphasis on peer to peer support and learning.

Register for our regular bulletin keeping us connected and up to date on activities and action making BAME inclusion central to the arts and health and wellbeing.

For more information please contact Leandra Box | +44 7973836792

Lived Experience Roundtable Flyer

Decolonising Art Roundtable Flyer