Strategic Alliance Members & Partners

Our Strategic Alliance Member organisations have national reach and specific areas of expertise that relate to culture, health and wellbeing.

Strategic Alliance Members

Currently this group is made up of: 64 Million Artists, Age Friendly Museums Network, Age of Creativity, British Association of Art Therapists, British Association of Dramatherapists, British Association for Music Therapy, Breathe Arts Health Research, Creative Dementia Arts Network, Group for Education in Museums, Happy Museum, Lapidus, Live Music Now, The Whitworth and Manchester Museums, Museums and Participation Network, Music in Hospitals & Care, National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance, Nordoff Robbins, Paintings in Hospitals, People Dancing, Sport in Museums Network, The Reader, Voluntary Arts Network, Willis Newson, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Culture 24, Royal Society for Public Health Special Interest Group for Arts & Health, Historic England, Snape Maltings, Making Music, Association of British Orchestras, Social Prescribing Network, Art Fund, Hospital Arts Managers Network, Engage, Aesop, Creative People and Places, Kids in Museums.

Strategic Alliance Partners

Our Strategic Alliance Partners are currently Public Health England, NHS England, the Local Government Association and Arts Council England. This group meets to discuss how we can better develop the relationship between health, local government and social care at a national level. This group is chaired by Professor Helen Chatterjee.

Helen Chatterjee is a Professor of Biology in UCL Biosciences. Her research includes biodiversity conservation and evidencing the impact of natural and cultural participation on health; she co-founded the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance, is an advisor to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Arts and Health, sits on the Royal Society for Public Health’s SIG in Arts and Health, and the IUCN Section on Small Apes. Her interdisciplinary research has won a range of awards including a Special Commendation from Public Health England for Sustainable Development and most recently the 2018 AHRC-Wellcome Health Humanities Medal and Leadership Award; she received an MBE in 2015 for Services to Higher Education and Culture. Helen has written three books 'Touch in Museums: Policy and Practice in Object Handling' (Berg Publications, 2008), ‘Museums, Health and Well-being’ (Routledge, 2013) and ‘Engaging the Senses: Object-Based Learning in Higher Education’ (Routledge, 2015) and over 50 research articles.

For more information: Twitter: @h_chatterjee