There often seems no set career path into the arts and health sector, with people forging their own ways into multiple roles. This event is an opportunity to hear from a number of professionals working in the arts and health sector about their journey on how they got to where they are today. There will be plenty of time to ask questions and for advice and guidance.
Daniel Regan is the founder of the Arts & Health Hub and works across multiple roles in the sector. As a practising freelance artist he works on commissions related to mental health and participatory projects with small and large organisations (Barbican, Historic Royal Palaces). He is the Director of the Free Space Project, a pioneering arts and health organisation based within NHS primary care in north London*.
Mariama Attah is a photography curator and editor with a particular interest in overlooked visual histories, and using photography and visual culture to amplify under and misrepresented voices. Mariama is curator of Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool. She was previously Assistant Editor of Foam Magazine. Prior to this, she was Curator of Photoworks, where she was responsible for developing and curating programs and events including Brighton Photo Biennial and was Commissioning and Managing Editor of the yearly magazine Photoworks Annual.
Jenni Regan is the Director of London Arts in Health Forum, a membership charity supporting creativity and wellbeing practioners. In her working life, Jenni has been a Senior Broadcast Journalist for the BBC and formed the Media Advice Service at the national charity Mind, advising scriptwriters on how to write characters with mental health problems. In terms of creativity, Jenni tries to practice what she preaches and writes fiction in her spare time.
Victoria Hume is Director of the Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance. She has a background as a composer, researcher and project manager specialising in culture, health and wellbeing. She is also a Research Associate in the medical humanities at WiSER (University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg), working with the Medical & Health Humanities Africa Network. She has worked with the arts in hospital settings in the UK and South Africa for the last twenty years, including initiating one of the first singing programmes to support lung health in 2007. In 2017 she received a distinction for a Masters in Music and Health Communication focused on hospital-induced delirium. She writes and releases music through Lost Map Records, based on the Isle of Eigg.