Arts and Wellbeing - Projects

Norfolk Arts and Wellbeing Programme

The Norfolk Arts and Wellbeing Programme is a 36 month programme running county-wide across Norfolk and is made up of two interlinked strands of development. Creative Arts East is the project lead for the Arts and Wellbeing Programme on behalf of the Creative Communities Consortium Interim Board.
Strand A - Development of the Creative Communities Consortium
The strategic and practical development of the Creative Communities Consortium so that it can achieve its mission of "connecting funders and commissioners with high quality providers to put culture and creativity at the heart of developing strong and prosperous communities".
Strand B - Arts and Wellbeing Action Research Project
A major arts and well-being action research project that will enable members of the consortium to pilot creative interventions for vulnerable older and young people in response to the new opportunities becoming available in health and social care provision.
Member organisations delivering Strand B include:
The Arts and Wellbeing Programme finished in May 2016 and as part of the completion Creative Arts East and its partners hosted the 61% and Smiling Conference to share the learning and progress momentum from the programme.
To find out more about this event, see the video footage or read the presentations, and to download a copy of the 61% and Smiling publication please visit
The programme is funded by Arts Council England, alongside crucial contributions from Norfolk County Council Arts and Events Service, Norfolk County Council Adult Social Services, Breckland District Council and NorseCare.
Logos for the funders of the Norfolk Arts and Wellbeing Consortium