The impact of COVID-19 on arts and health charities: Case study HERA Brighton

Aristea Fotopoulou, Helen Shearn, Claire Warrington

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This report was funded UK Research and Innovation QR Strategic Priorities Fund, University of Brighton, to produce evidence based recommendations regarding the impact of COVID-19 on arts and health charities. Arts and wellbeing charities have played a major role in supporting people during the pandemic. Using case study approach, evidence was collected from staff, volunteers and service users of the Brighton-based organisation HERA (Healing Expressive and Recovery Arts Project), the first programme in the UK to deliver multi-arts engagement for patients within NHS primary care settings. Findings from this case study help understand the wider conditions introduced by the pandemic, which may apply to other charities in the arts and health sector.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages26
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2022

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