Norfolk Arts Service leads the strategic development of the arts sector in Norfolk as well as leading and co-leading on major regional culture-led economic growth initiatives. Our latest report outlines the strategic context in which the service operates and provides an overview of another outstanding year of achievements for the sector.
The report advocates for the role, value and contribution of the arts in Norfolk and illustrates the significant economic, social and health-related impacts achieved by sustained Norfolk County Council investment. In the wake of the unprecedented effects of COVID-19 on all our lives, the enormous contribution of the arts has never been more important.
Norfolk Creativity and Wellbeing Week 18-24 May 2020
Norfolk Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2020 was planned for 18-24 May. We were delighted with the response from organisations and individuals across the county who contributed over 100 events covering a broad spectrum of arts, health and wellbeing activities.
Unfortunately, Norfolk Creativity and Wellbeing Week had to be cancelled as a result of COVID-19, but we are pleased to let you know that the London Arts and Health Forum and the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance have agreed that the week will still go ahead as an online celebration of creativity and wellbeing.
Creativity and Wellbeing Week Reimagined will take place from 18-24 May and will keep its core identity as a festival, celebrating the ground-breaking work happening around the country and bringing together culture, creativity, health and wellbeing. You can participate through the website by telling them about yourselves, revealing your ‘offline’ work and sharing any online events you have planned. Please can anyone promoting events tag @CreativeNorfolk and hashtag #NCWW2020Reimagined
Over 30 organisations and artists generously collaborated with Norfolk Arts Service to make this week-long celebration across Norfolk a success. The programme helped to showcase the many ways in which creativity impacts positively on our health and wellbeing, not just during this celebratory week, but all year round.
Our inaugural programme featured over 75 events including: open days, craft and print-making taster sessions, film and theatre performances, singing workshops, stitching and writing for wellbeing, exhibitions, talks, professional development sessions and more.
The week was part of our ongoing work to encourage and support greater strategic collaboration between our arts, culture, heritage and health partners. It was also part of a series of national events promoted by London Arts in Health Forum and the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance.