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.

Team: being part of a creative community

How being part of a creative community in Stockport really can change your life! I love Arc. It’s that simple. I hope that after reading this, you will feel the same pull as I did to get involved… Read More

Wellbeing: Arts and Health at Home with Arc

Arts and Health at Home #KeepingUsTogether Hopefully the worst of the pandemic is behind us, but many people are still shielding, feeling heightened anxiety, spending more time at home out of habit or travel uncertainty, or just happier… Read More

Arts: 10 Types of Videos

10 Types of Videos I Create for Art Marketing and Content My name is Lucie Fitzpatrick and I’m a freelance art marketer, trainer and project manager who works for Arc as its marketing officer. Just before lockdown I… Read More

Arts: Stockport Frogs Hopping Your Way This Summer 2021

We’ve been working on something “ribbiting”! 🐸 We were thrilled to be asked by SMBC and One Stockport to collaborate on the Gigantic Leap Forward project, designing and painting 17 Stockport Frogs to go in local neighbourhoods around… Read More

Wellbeing: A response from the arts and health sector

Can our response to the pandemic be an energized arts and health sector? Making sense now more than ever Over the last year or so I’ve been struck by the growing number of public platforms acknowledging how creativity… Read More

ART EXHIBITION: We Are Mini Dreamers Exhibition

We Are Mini Dreamers Exhibition, Merseyway Stockport UPDATE: This exhibition will be visitable at #StockportTogetherAgain in the Upper Gallery of Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery from September 25th – November 14th 2021. Thanks to a fantastic response we… Read More

Arts: The modern world of music facilitation

The modern world of music facilitation Hi, I’m Phill Howley, Project Coordinator for Young People’s Arc. I’m also a musician and work for several arts and music organisations in the north west, like Brighter Sound. Project Manager for Brighter… Read More

Wellbeing: A Disabled Person’s View of Lockdown

A Disabled Person’s View of Lockdown and The Benefits of Art for Physical and Mental Health By Amie Kirby May 15th 2021 The past year has been immeasurably difficult for everybody. With the very harsh realities of the… Read More

VIRTUAL GALLERY EXHIBITION: Arts for Wellbeing Programme Retrospective

The Story of Creative Challenge, an Arts for Wellbeing Programme Welcome to a retrospective exhibition of Arc’s Arts for Wellbeing programme ‘Creative Challenge‘. To find out more about a mental health arts for wellbeing programme for adults, please… Read More

Wellbeing: Have you been thinking more about screen-free self-care?

Let us help you plan your screen-free self-care Are you worried about the amount of time you spend sitting, looking at screens, or in the social media / email “checking loop”? Would you like help to have a… Read More