Sunday 10 July 2022

LWMA Case Study

Thirty six people interested in a healthier Greater Manchester gathered to discuss how we could help address the area’s significant health inequalities and poorer levels of healthy life expectancy.

From many decades of practical experience and academic endeavour, we know that the arts have a critical role to play in improving health outcomes for individuals and communities.

We wanted to test how we could create the conditions for the emergence of social movements for health through an arts-based approach. Our hypothesis was that these conditions might include:

  • Changes in social policy
  • Availability of financial resources to encourage social activism which drew on arts-based approaches to health
  • Opportunities to learn and network
  • Encouragement for experimentation and innovation
  • Access to research.


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