One of the great benefits that have come from the Hertfordshire Year Of Culture is how many organisations and individuals have come together to fulfil the third of the Year of Culture’s five objectives to:

Increase wellbeing and a sense of belonging through arts, culture and heritage 


The HYOC Art of Wellbeing Group feel that now is the time to create a consortium of arts, social, health and education organisations and individuals that address wellbeing agendas and support the delivery of a high quality cultural programme that will have the most impact on local needs.

The consortium will agree a three-year cultural health and wellbeing programme focussing on a number of key areas which could include: 

  • o Social prescribing
  • o Obesity
  • o Mental health and wellbeing
  • o Loneliness and social isolation
  • o Equality of access to cultural activity for all


Relevant Documents:

Art of Wellbeing Manifesto

Code of Conduct

How to get involved:

If want more information on the Art of Wellbeing programme,  are looking for partners for a project, want to tell us about a project you or working on or would like to join the consortium please contact: 

Suzanne Rider at :