Arts Derbyshire is supported by a team whose sole aim is to enrich the community through art and creativity. Although you may already have heard about and partaken in Arts Derbyshire projects, we would like to introduce you to the arts team behind Arts Derbyshire and learn about their work in their own words.
In this article, we get to know more about Deborah Munt, who leads our Social Prescribing strand of work.
Deborah Munt is a Co-Director of Ministry of Others in Huddersfield and Three Ways East in Hull as well as a freelance developer, deviser and consultant in culture, health and socially engaged arts practice.
She has worked in the field for 23 years, devising work that enables people and places to flourish, in hospitals, health centres, care homes, mental health services and in communities, neighbourhoods, streets and in people’s homes. She has particular interest in developing provision for culture amongst those who have had little opportunity to engage and in how the intellectual and emotional capabilities of artists, alongside their artistic ones, can benefit society at large.
Deborah is currently working on infrastructure development for creative health in West Yorkshire, with the West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board, the Mayoral Combined Authority, University of Huddersfield, The National Centre for Creative Health and a wide range of partners. She sits on the Board of Directors of the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance and was a steering committee member for the International Culture, Health and Wellbeing Conferences in Bristol, June 2013, 17 and 21.
Deborah has been leading the social prescribing programme for Arts Derbyshire since 2020. She works very closely with Derbyshire County Council Public Health who are the principal funders for this project, and sits on the wider Social Prescribing Advisory Group for the County. Read more about this work here.
Stay tuned for the rest of our Introducing Our Team series to find out more about the team behind Arts Derbyshire and read about each individual’s relationship to the creative sector.
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