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Arts and Health Awards 2013


The Arts and Health Awards 2013 celebrates and profiles exceptional arts and health projects in the West Midlands. AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

Project Information

West Midlands Arts Health & Wellbeing would like to thank everyone who has taken the time to nominate a project for the awards. For the second year running the awards scheme recognise artists, organisations and groups delivering exceptional arts and health projects in the West Midlands. We are pleased announce the Award Winners and Judges  short list of highly commended projects.

2013 West Midlands Arts, Health and Wellbeing Award (Public Sector)
Wolverhampton Culture, Arts and Heritage Service - Meet Me @ WAG Conversation Clubs
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2013 West Midlands Arts, Health and Wellbeing Award (Third Sector)
Friction Arts  - To You From Super ME
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2013 West Midlands Arts, Health and Wellbeing Award (Judge’s Award)
Women & Theatre - Drama at Lyndon Resource Centre

Judge's shortlist for highly commended projects:
Dudley Kick Ash

Newman University College CADLab - Bedside Theatre
Walsall Council Creative Development Team – PRAMS
Windows with a Difference - Bobby Baker on Tour

The long list of nominated projects:
Belgrade Theatre - Creative Gymnasium
Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery - Asian Womens Textile Group
Black Country Art Partnership NHSFT - Art & Interior Design for the Healing Environment
Borderland Voices
Community Vibe - Piece of Mind
Community Wellbeing (WLCT) Arts Cannock Chase - Family Fun Steps
Embody Dance Community Work
Escape Community Arts
George Eliot Hospital Nuneaton - Emergency gynaecology treatment commission
Just Art at Hollyfields Care Home
Loudmouth Theatre - One 2 Many
Marie Curie Hospice Solihull - Art Installations
South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHSFT (SSSFT), Arts for Health Team - Redwoods Centre
Nick Corder and SSSFT Arts for Health Team - Writing the Future
Pool Hayes Arts and Community School, Catcher Media Ltd, Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust and Walsall Council Creative Development Team - Get It On, sex and relationships resource
Rachael Lines - Moving Together
Reaction TheatreMakers - WITSS (Weekly Inclusive Theatre Skills Sessions)
Shrub Hill Workshop, Worcestershire HealthCare NHS Trust Resident Artist - AIMS (Art in Minds)
Speight of the Art and Heart of England NHS - ARTLands
Telford Arts & Dementia Programme - Outdoor Artist Residency
Telford Arts & Dementia Programme - Storybox Theatre Project
The Barton Hill Centre - Green Woodworking for All
The Hearth Centre - Speaking Out
Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust - Voices Through Corridors
Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust and Blue and White Creative - Starfish Suite

All projects selected for the long list will be contacted in January for further supporting information prior to the formal judging process.


Related Information

Judges for the West Midlands Arts and Health Awards 2012 now announced...

Clive Parkinson is the Director of Arts for Health at Manchester Metropolitan University. He has previously been Development Director of Arts for Health Cornwall and Isles of Scilly, a Health Promotion Specialist for Morecambe Bay PCT and Voluntary Sector manager supporting people affected by schizophrenia. He began his career as an artist working in a hospital for people with learning disabilities. Over 2012 he is working with an NHS provider, to develop radical and innovative approaches to dementia services. He regularly blogs at For more information visit

Jenny Peevers
(Relationship Manager, Regional Planning Arts Council England) has worked in the arts for the last 16 years following a degree in Fine Art and MA in Photography. Previous work includes the role of Arts Development Officer at Solihull MBC and Public Art Officer for Arts Council, West Midlands. Jenny then studied urban design before working for Bryant Priest Newman Architects as an Urban Designer/Arts consultant where she involved artists in the process of masterplanning. She later became a freelance consultant working on urban design/community development projects. Jenny returned to Arts Council, West Midlands in July 2010, appointed as the Relationship Manager for Regional Planning.

Ruth Olding, Programme Manager for the Department of Public Health NHS Dudley