Arts Well: Grow – 2021 workshops now available to book

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Arts Well’s Grow programme of online professional development workshops kicks off again in January with a session on Outcomes and evaluation. We have six workshops currently programmed and you can find out more and book below. The workshops are designed to provide you with information and guidance, with the emphasis on being able to put your learning into practice.

At just two and a half hours long, including a break, the sessions recognise the need to reduce screen fatigue and allow time for discussion and questions throughout.
See what our online participants have said:

“Really useful information and advice. Focusing, positive and galvanising.”

“Really useful – lots of information shared, easy to follow presentation and helpful slides.”

“The timing and content on the powerpoints was one of the best I’ve experienced in an online training.”

“I was really impressed with the way that it was delivered, given that it was on Zoom rather than in the room, I felt engaged with the delivery and learning, which isn’t always the case with webinars.”

“The session was informative, engaging and seemed to fly by.”

“Great to have all the information and links sent through afterwards . Very generous.”


Bookings are now open – click on the links below. You will need to be able to use Zoom for the session – you don’t need to download any software, just click on the link on your laptop, tablet or phone. If you have not used it before, there will be an optional introduction 10 minutes before the start of each session.

We recognise the very different circumstances that people are facing, especially as a consequence of this pandemic, so the workshops are available at 3 different price points – £25 is the standard price; £15 concessionary or a donation for those who would otherwise not be able to attend. Please pay the appropriate price for your circumstances, acknowledging that Arts Well is a small not-for-profit organisation that relies on this trading income to deliver its activities.


Outcomes and evaluation

Tuesday 19th January, 10.00 – 12.30

This workshop focuses on the importance of evaluating your activities or project – why and what you should evaluate, different approaches and popular and appropriate evaluation tools. An essential session for anyone running arts and health activities.

Facilitating mental health and wellbeing through creativity

Wednesday 27th January, 10.00 – 12.30

As well as exploring the benefits of creativity for mental wellbeing, this session includes mental health awareness, maintaining healthy boundaries, and safe and ethical practice. We will consider how to bring the Five Ways to Wellbeing into creative workshops and also the challenges of delivering during this current pandemic.

Good practice for self-care

Thursday 4th February, 10.00 – 12.30

Many practitioners involved in delivering creative activities for others forget to find the time and techniques to look after themselves and ensure that their own health and wellbeing are supported, especially during this pandemic. This workshop will introduce approaches to self-care and provide you with tools so that you can continue to support yourself and others effectively.

Researching the evidence base for arts, health and wellbeing

Wednesday 10th February, 10.00 – 12.30

This workshop will introduce you to key sources of evidence for the impact of arts, culture and creativity on health and wellbeing and give you an opportunity to discuss how to keep your knowledge up to date.

Writing funding bids and applications

Wednesday 3rd March, 10.00 – 12.30

This workshop will look at different types of funding, show you how to research and select the right funder for your project, structure your funding bid and become more confident and skilled in writing your bid to make you and your project stand out.

Delivering creative activities for social prescribing

Thursday 11th March, 10.00 – 12.30

This session provides an opportunity for you to find out more about social prescribing models and the contribution your creative practice could make. You will explore the various considerations involved and discuss how to present your proposals.