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Everyday Creativity

creativity + routine + Community = better Health 

Commissioned by the East Sussex Public Health Team in January 2021, Everyday Creativity seeks to explore the impact of creative activity on people’s health and wellbeing during lockdown, developing the things that people have been doing to manage their mental health, build resilience and combat social isolation, with everything from music and photography to crafting and cooking. 

This work is being led by creative organisations and individuals across East Sussex. Activity throughout 2021 will be co-designed and developed with 5 distinct groups of people: 

Personal Assistants (PAs) supporting people in the local community

PA's that are supporting people in the local community can access support via a creative programme led by Community21; creative researchers at The University of Brighton, The Centre of Arts and Well-being. If you are Personal Assistant we would love you to get involved. Find out more about how you can take part and access creative resources here:  Everyday Creativity - Case studies - Community21

Furloughed and unemployed people

This project is led by Creative Future  www.creativefuture.org.uk.

Offering a varied programme of artist-led activity including creative writing, photography and life coaching, available for anyone who has been furloughed or currently unemployed.

You can find the full list of events and book a free place here on Creative Futures Eventbrite page: Creative Future Events | Eventbrite  

Former rough sleepers

currently housed in temporary accommodation in Hastings and Eastbourne are working with music and arts organisations Resonate Creative CIC www.resonate.world and Eastbourne Studio Pottery  www.eastbournestudiopottery.com

Care home residents and their families

across the county are accessing sessions led by music organisation Raise Your Voice in Care and visual arts practitioners Painted Ladies and Lucy Groenewoud www.lucygroenewoud.com.

You can follow what they are up to over on Instagram @everydaycreativitycare

 
Young people (aged 14-19) 

This group activities are being led by a partnership between three Hastings based organisations, Eggtooth, Isolation Station and Home Live Art

www.eggtooth.org.uk 
www.isolationstationhastings.co.uk  

www.homeliveart.com

We aim to produce and curate a bank of resources based on these interventions, to enable a wider population to benefit in the future. We will share the learning and any relevant supporting materials produced, to support a wider range of the local population, so watch this space for updates, and check out #EverydayCreativityEastSussex online for more. 

To find out more, or get involved in any of these projects please contact Julia or Catherine here at info@cultureshift.org.uk