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.

News: Arc COVID-19 Update January 5th 2021

With new national restrictions now in place, Arc will still be supporting all our participants through remote delivery of creative projects. This will include: Activities via Zoom, Facebook Live and post, by delivering art materials to each person and… Read More

Patchwork Project: Threads of Creativity

Get involved with the Patchwork Project: Threads of Creativity Stockport Culture Champions has signed up to create a patchwork piece as part of a national project called ‘Patchwork – The Covid Quilt Project’, commemorating 2020, or “The Year… Read More

Arts: Young People’s Charity Christmas Single

Get festive – buy the Arc MusicSpace Young People’s Charity Christmas Single! Young people from our group MusicSpace have recorded an upbeat Christmas song hoping to raise funds for future Arc music-making projects! You can buy the charity… Read More

Mail Art is Good For Your Mental Health!

Mail Art is Good For Your Mental Health! This month we’re launching a new Mail Art project that connects isolated Stockport residents to our volunteers and a variety of arts activities from the comfort of their own home…. Read More

Wellbeing: Lucie’s Feel-Good TV Shows for Winter

Feel-Good TV Shows for Winter Warming in Lockdown and Beyond Switch on // Switch off this winter Some of us at Arc have been spending a bit more time watching TV shows as the nights have drawn in,… Read More

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

Arts Industry Insights 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 difficult time. We identified some of… 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