There is an increased awareness among policymakers and the public health community of the important relationship between culture and health – this is highlighted in the draft Culture Strategy for Scotland. The Cultural and Health SENs have been linking up over recent months to explore SE activity and opportunities. SEN members have indicated an interest in learning from SEs that are currently making use of creative industries as a tool for delivering health and wellbeing benefits.
Project Ability has been identified as a good example to learn from. Project Ability is a Glasgow-based visual arts organisation with an international reputation for excellence. They create opportunities for people with disabilities and people with lived experience of mental ill-health, aged 5 years to 80 plus, to express themselves and achieve their artistic potential.
This study visit offers an opportunity for other social enterprise to learn from their experience.