The Academy of Creative Minds

Bringing the Arts and Science together in Health Research:

Screen Shot 2017-01-26 at 11.42.33In 2016 NHS R&D NW  brought together a dynamic, disparate group of artists, from composers to circus performers, directors to writers to deliver ‘The Academy of Creative Minds’ programme. These remarkable individuals shared their ‘tricks of the trade’ with health researchers, to build confidence and expertise in using the creative arts to convey research messages in a more powerful and meaningful way. After six months of workshops and co-creation the researchers preformed their work at the Lets Talk Research Conference 2016. You can watch their performances here by clicking on the photos:

Participants performances  from Lets Talk Research 2016:

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The Artists:

Artists introduction to the programmeThe programme was delivered by a team of experts from the arts and research arenas who, supported by experienced researchers, supported ancontextualized the creative approaches used.

Watch the artists introduction to the programme here.

Read about our artists & academics here.

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The Film:

We filmed the final events, and the playlist of all 24 clips can be viewed below: