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.

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 Thanks to a fantastic response we received over 40 pieces for the exhibition! You can visit the fantastic contributions in the mini We Are Dreamers exhibition in The Doll’s House Art… 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

Team: 5 things that have helped my career

The Top 5 things that have helped my career Hi! I’m Leona, former Engagement Officer with Arc. Sadly I have left Arc to work full time as a Creative Learning Studio Lead for Project Inc. The role involves… Read More

Team: Student Social Work Support

Student social work support Do you ever wonder what it’s like for a Social work Student on placement with Arc? They play a vital role in support us to run our arts for wellbeing service, and we are… Read More

Arts: My Lockdown Story Stockport

My Lockdown Story Stockport Miniature Book Project  This course has now ended but you can buy our digital pack leading you through creating your own at home here!  Write your lockdown story! ’My Lockdown Story’ is a project… Read More