Anti-Racist Action in Arts & Wellbeing: ‘Arts, Refugees & Mental Health’ Roundtable

Join us for a free online roundtable, designed and delivered by Counterpoints Arts, exploring the arts, refugees and mental health.

Flourishing Lives and the Anti-Racist Action Group in Arts & Wellbeing invite you to our latest free online workshop exploring anti-racist action and inclusive practice in arts & wellbeing services.

We are delighted to be working in partnership with Counterpoints Arts on this roundtable and are immensely grateful to Tom Green, Daniela Nofal and Lara Deffense from Counterpoints for designing and facilitating the session.

In this session we will:

  • Hear insights from people about their lived experience of seeking asylum in the UK 
  • Explore the arts, refugees and mental health
  • Share case studies that include a range of different approaches
  • Consider some of the common themes that emerge
  • Set out some of the challenges and opportunities in this work
  • Share reflections and connections to your work
  • Explore anti-racist actions that you can implement in your work

Join us to share ideas and advocate for inclusive practice and anti-racist action across the arts and wellbeing sector.

About Counterpoints Arts
Counterpoints Arts is a leading national organisation in the field of arts, migration and cultural change. Our mission is to support and produce the arts by and about migrants and refugees, seeking to ensure that their contributions are recognized and welcomed within British arts, history and culture. Central to our mission is our belief that arts can inspire social change and enhance inclusion & cultural integration of refugees & migrants. We work across all art forms and collaborate with a range of people and partners, including artists, arts/cultural and educational organizations and civil society activists. 

About The Anti-Racist Action Group in Arts & Wellbeing:
The Anti-Racist Action Group in Arts & Wellbeing is a group of representatives from arts, wellbeing and race equality charities – including Flourishing Lives, HEAR Network, Race Equality Foundation, Decolonising the Archive, and Southwark Culture Health and Wellbeing Partnership – who partner with ethnically and culturally diverse organisations, facilitators, community groups, participants and people to share their knowledge, expertise, learning and lived experience to support the wider arts and wellbeing sector to explore anti-racist action, and develop wider engagement in the arts and mental health. The aim is to facilitate conversations, deepen understanding and identify opportunities for change.

This discussion is part of an ongoing series of workshops and roundtables kindly funded by The National Lottery Community Fund which will support Flourishing Lives and the Anti-Racist Action Group to explore a range of topics, issues and anti-racist actions over the next 2 years to help advocate for inclusive practice across the arts and wellbeing sector.

Supporting people to participate:
We recognise it can sometimes be hard to attend events if you’re self employed or work part time, if you are a volunteer for a project or are the only person working in a community organisation, so we are offering a limited amount of financial support to ensure everyone who wants to attend is able to. For this event we can offer a £50 bursary to five participants. Unfortunately funds are limited so we can’t support everyone, and will be allocating on a first come first served basis once the criteria is met. When you register for the workshop you will have the option to apply for one of the bursary places. On review we will be in touch with those who have been successful in receiving the financial support.  

Join us to share ideas and advocate for inclusive practice and anti-racist action across the arts and wellbeing sector.

Tuesday 12th December 2023, 11am – 1pm GMT