• At the end of our first year, two publications set out a new field of work around queer(ing) creative health. One was a community-informed evaluation report that covered how our pilot programmes went, undertaken in partnership with researchers based within the Engagement Team at University College London. The other was a zine commissioned by Queercircle, devised by the writer Meg-John Barker. 


    Creative health is anything that brings creativity and the arts together with health - such as art therapies, creatively expressing our health experiences, bringing art into healthcare settings or making health practices accessible through creativity. Queer people experience worse health struggles than others and health systems are not often safe enough for queer, and other marginalised people, to access.


  • The two publications use different languages to describe what Queer Creative Health might look and feel like. However they both share an understanding of queer creative health as ‘embodied, entangled and embedded’ at different levels - within our bodies, through our interpersonal relationships and also dependent on wider society’s norms and values too. Read them to make your own mind up on whether queer creative health is a useful way of thinking about your own health and the collective health of LGBTQ+ communities.