Clive Parkinson

Portrait of Clive Parkinson

Clive Parkinson was the Director of Arts for Health and Reader in Arts, Health and Social Justice at Manchester Metropolitan University until July 2021 when, after 20 years, he left to explore pastures new. He has been closely involved with arts and health developments in the UK, Europe, Australia and Japan and has been central to strategic developments and practical activity in this field. Over 2011 he facilitated a series of participatory workshops across the North West of the UK exploring the impact of the arts on wider society and developing the Manifesto for Arts & Health. Between 2009 and 2023 he has written a regular blog which has a large international readership and which offers opportunities to access funding, training and networking, while holding up a critical lens to its own community.
Between 2012 and 2018 he was a director of the National Alliance for Arts, Health and Wellbeing and has been closely involved with the development of an All Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health & Wellbeing to which the Alliance provided the secretariat.