Arts and Wellbeing Blog

Welcome to Arc Arts and Wellbeing Blog. Click an image below to find out more about Arc’s events and projects throughout the year. Read about what happened at some of those events in the words of our volunteers! To receive up-to-date information about our programme of exhibitions and events, register for our Gallery Events mailing list here. Find out about News and Opportunities here.

CURRENT GALLERY EXHIBITION: First Virtual Exhibition of Arts for Wellbeing

Virtual Exhibition of Arts for Wellbeing Participants Welcome to our virtual exhibition of Arts for Wellbeing by participants in the very first group on ‘Creative Challenge‘! Creative Challenge is a self-development programme for people experiencing mental ill-health that… Read More

Arts: Arts Industry Insights Covid-Era Virtual Q&A

Artist Networking: Arts Industry Insights – Covid-Era Virtual Q&A Artists in Greater Manchester joined us eager to hear from some of the amazing artists and professionals from our networks, to gain some practical solutions and insight during this… Read More

Wellbeing: 7 Areas For Improving Your Mental Wellbeing

7 Areas For Improving Your Mental Wellbeing As World Mental Health Day on October 10th approaches, I’ve been reflecting on what a difficult year 2020 has been for us all and our mental wellbeing. The world changed very… Read More

News: Arc COVID-19 Update – July 4th 2020

Arc COVID-19 Update – July 4th 2020 We know that many of you are asking “When will Arc be reopening?” as the lockdown is gradually eased in some areas of our lives. At the moment we don’t have… Read More

Arts: Annette’s Top Creative Apps for Lockdown and Beyond

My top creative apps for lockdown and beyond When the country went into lockdown five months ago, within the four walls of my home I discovered a world of digital tools, websites and applications that have kept me… Read More

Arts: Join musician and Arc volunteer RoBoTaLiEn to try the Looper music app

Try the Looper Music App This fun and accessible activity is by Arc Young People’s Arc MusicSpace volunteer Rob Allen AKA Manchester-based musician RoBoTaLiEn. He talks us through how to try the Looper music app and create your… Read More

Arts: Keeping Us Together – Art at Home

Keeping Us Together: Art at Home We’ve been providing activities and links to creative and brain-boosting content to enjoy online, get making at home or to enhance your time outdoors every week (more recently every fortnight). Hopefully our… Read More

Arts: music online to keep you inspired at home

Music online to keep you inspired at home Hi, I’m Phill Howley and I’m the project manager for Young People’s Arc which includes ‘MusicSpace’. I’m also a professional musician and I thought I’d let you know about some… Read More

Wellbeing: Top 5 beginner’s fitness tips for home exercise in lockdown

My top 5 beginner’s fitness tips for home exercise in lockdown We all know that exercise is good for our mental health and that it is now more important than ever to take good care of our immune… Read More

Arts: Keeping Us Together – Arts and Wellbeing During Lockdown

Keeping Us Together: Arts and Wellbeing During Lockdown Your mental health is of the most importance if you’re potentially staying alone indoors for a while in isolating or social distancing, and if you’re finding it tough, we can… Read More