Arts on Prescription
Arts on Prescription is a young social enterprise offering an innovative arts-based mental health programme in Hastings – an area with a thriving arts scene but increasing rates of crime, poverty and unemployment. The programme uses local GPs as a social prescribing referral pathway, and provides specialised 6-8 week creative courses with local professional artists. After involvement in the programme, 57% of attendees reported improved mental health. Arts on Prescription is using funding from The Fore to expand the staff team and free-up the founder to focus on generating new income streams, in order to make the organisation more financially sustainable for the future.
Funding programme:Core Programme
Funding round:2020 Autumn
Location: South East
Sector: Housing and homelessness, Arts and culture, Disability, Economic development and employability, Health and wellbeing, Poverty and disadvantage