It’s very important to us to keep our thinking fresh and to be able to reach out from time to time into the wider world and think about what we do in relation to other people and projects. So - here’s the proof that we don’t exist ‘in a bubble’ here at PMZ!

On the 23rd of June 2023 PMZ reached out globally at the “Global Consultation on Arts Practice & The Ethics Of Care” event. PMZ’s Creativity & Learning Director, Anna Batson, and our CEO, Debbie Geraghty, took part in this vital conversation about delivering creative projects where care is a concern. This includes the giving and receiving of care and how this relates to arts and health practice; what is meant by ‘care’, and how those who deliver socially engaged programmes are also supported and cared for.

The consultation is being facilitated by the UK’s leading creative health organisations in collaboration with global partners: The National Centre for Creative Health, Arts & Health South West and the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance in partnership with the Arts and Health Lab at New York University. The research and consultation has been commissioned by the World Health Organization (WHO)’s ‘Arts and Health Initiative’ and views and values from around the world are being heard.

The conversation was led by Dr Julia Puebla Fortier from ‘The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine’, which is renowned for its research, postgraduate studies and continuing education in public and global health.

We were fascinated to hear from so many interesting, well informed and experienced individuals and organisations, as well as contributing from our own direct experiences from many years of work here at PMZ. 

The Creative Leadership team for the project say the final product will be a resource document, a website and social media platforms that will share these considerations with communities of arts practitioners worldwide. This resource will be co-written by 19 thought and practice leaders from across the globe and is being supported by the Arts and Health team at New York University, Nisha Sajnani and Mauricio Salgado.   

Thanks to our funders who help us reach out and contribute strategically in these ways to the wider sector:
Arts Council England
Youth Music