Creative Wellbeing Lab: Practitioner Callout


What can you receive?
Free training


3 January 2024

The Creative Wellbeing Lab is a year-long programme, in partnership with Creative Health Camden and King’s College London, focused on the development of Global Majority Practitioners who are keen on using their artistic practice to address ongoing mental health crises. 

Funded by The Baring Foundation, the programme covers the Practitioners’ role in Arts and Wellbeing settings – where participants will engage in practical workshops with industry professionals and group discussions, covering topics such as: Mental Health awareness, Artists / Facilitator wellbeing, working with vulnerable people, and Facilitating / Planning / Funding participatory projects. By the end of this programme, participants will have developed skills as an Artist – Facilitator and have the opportunity to pilot an Arts and Wellbeing project. 

The aims of the Creative Wellbeing Lab are: 

  • to offer career development in a supportive environment to practitioners from culturally diverse backgrounds with an interest in Arts and Wellbeing. 
  • to develop, guide and shape practitioners in the art of using their work in Arts and Health settings by offering hands-on sessions and mentorship with industry professionals.  
  • to support and encourage practitioners to be the creative leads on their own project ideas 
  • to support practitioners with their wellbeing while engage in Arts and Health settings 

 What you’ll get out of this programme

  • 12 x paid Arts and Wellbeing training sessions with our partner organisations and industry professionals.  
  • 6 x paid R&D sessions to create a pilot Arts and Wellbeing project 
  • A paid opportunity to shadow a workshop with Creative Health Camden participants and to pilot your Arts and Wellbeing project 
  • 14 x 1-2-1 Mentoring sessions with an Industry Professional 
  • Peer and industry networking 
  • A bursary  of £1167 to cover your time on this program (including attending sessions)

 Most sessions will take place in-person and there is a travel allowance for those based outside of London. 

Who we’re looking for: 

  • Practitioners who have experience in any theatre practice  (can be actors, writers, directors, designers, producers etc.). Please note however that participants need to be comfortable facilitating.  
  • Practitioners who demonstrate a keenness to use their artistic work to address wellbeing.  

Got an opportunity?