Be arty: Be healthy

Organisation : Craigmillar Community Arts
Grant Amount : £ 30,000

We want to establish a new arts project that focuses on the health needs of Craigmillar, one of the unhealthiest communities in Scotland. Using a themed approach that matches a creative idea with a positive health message eg Storytelling and early onset dementia, dance and movement to prevent falls, singing combating loneliness and isolation, poetry and creative writing to improve mental wellbeing, bike decorating to encourage physical activities and tackle diabetes.The aim of this new approach is to use the arts to promote positive health messages and public health issues and ultimately contribute to neighbourhood support by improving the health of our community.