- What is Arts in Health?
The All Party Parliamentary Group for Arts, Health and Wellbeing was launched in January 2014. Peers and MPs with a shared interest in the field of arts and health come together for regular events to hear about and discuss the latest developments relevant to current policy priorities.
Following the General Election in May 2015 the APPG on Arts, Health and Wellbeing was re-convened and the first AGM in the new parliament was on June 22nd 2015. The minutes from the AGM are below. The following Officers were elected:
Chair and Registered Contact: Jason McCartney MP (Conservative)
Co-Chair: Rt Hon. Lord Howarth of Newport (Labour)
Vice-Chair: Rt Hon. Fiona Mactaggart MP (Labour)
Treasurer: Maggie Throup MP (Conservative)
Since its inception the APPG on Arts, Health and Wellbeing has hosted a number of events and you can find out more information about each of them here.
In November 2015 the APPG launched a two year Arts, Health and Wellbeing Inquiry in collaboration with King’s College London and in partnership with Guy’s and St Thomas’s Charity and the Royal Society for Public Health Special Interest Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing. The Inquiry is funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and the Wellcome Trust. You can download the Inquiry document here.
Read the All Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing Submission to the DCMS white paper consultation here.
The secretariat for the APPG is provided by the National Alliance for Arts, Health and Wellbeing, supported by LAHF. Alex Coulter, Director of Arts & Health South West, manages the APPG secretariat and the email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is not an official website of the House of Commons or the House of Lords. It hasn't been approved by either House or its committees. All-Party Parliamentary Groups are informal groups of Members of both Houses with a common interest in particular issues. The views expressed on this webpage are those of the group.
Minutes for round tables are on the events page. Documents related to general meetings of the APPG can be downloaded here: