How We Do It

Working across the boroughs of Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Merthyr Tydfil and Torfaen, Head4Arts delivers pioneering learning and participation activities that have an impact on well-being in the following ways:

 

Head4Happiness

Using pride in our cultural heritage as a way of bringing communities together to combat loneliness and isolation – our projects connect people and generations, working with all skill levels.

 

Head4Green Spaces

Using green spaces to help build safe, friendly communities – we stage fun, free events for all across the region’s parks which open people’s minds to an appreciation of the natural environment, and enjoyment of the outdoor opportunities on their doorsteps.

 

Head4Health

Improving the well-being of communities – we work with housing associations and health boards for a joined-up approach to helping vulnerable groups and offering new ways of supporting continued good health.

 

Head4Learning

Developing innovative projects supporting learning and literacy as a gateway to educational skills. We pilot new ways of engaging children and adults with reading, stimulating their interest in Welsh language learning and exploring their cultural heritage Read more about some of our pioneering projects here.

 

Head4Opportunities

We work with our partners to provide arts-based learning programmes for people of all ages as a path to employment. This includes offering alternative routes to accreditation for young people at risk of dropping out of education, creating opportunities for volunteering and supporting the professional development of arts practitioners at all stages of their careers.

 

Head4The Future

Raising awareness of climate change – such as our annual participation in WWF’s global movement, Earth Hour, working with local partners to encourage more sustainable lifestyle.