The Green Ribbon Arts Festival has been showcasing the work of artists and practitioners who support people with mental ill-health, but how do we ensure that the support needs of artists working in the arts and health field are met?
Join us on this festival networking session, hosted by the Wales Arts Health and Well-being network and led by artist and researcher, Nicola Naismith.
Nicola Naismith is a visual artist and researcher with over 20 years experience of working with socially engaged practice. She supports creative practitioners and organisations through research, advocacy and training, and working as a coach, mentor and action learning set facilitator. In 2019 she published Artists Practising Well, a research report which explores the affective support needs of creative practitioners working in Health and Wellbeing settings.
The report has been widely cited, and recommendations discussed and adopted. Having secured further funding the research now focuses on the ‘support menu’ and ‘support conversations’. Alongside her research and teaching Nicola creates visual artworks, talks, writing, and events which explore the importance of context, collaboration and connection in both art-making and leadership practice.
We will also be joined by Paul Whittaker and Tamsin Griffiths of Four in Four who are the Creative Partner of the Green Ribbon Arts Festival. They will be talking from the perspective of multi-disciplinary artists with lived experience of mental-ill health.