Communications Guidelines for HARP projects

HARP Nourish and Seed

Communications Guidelines for Projects

This document provides some information, as well as hints and tips, to bear in mind when talking about your involvement in the HARP programme.

You must contact us if;

  • You have any press or media contact regarding your HARP project
  • You are nominated for an award
  • You are planning a campaign or announcement regarding your HARP project (i.e. on social media, through a newsletter)


Please send any communications materials referencing your involvement in the programme to Y Lab, with a minimum of one day’s notice ahead of it going out.


Please do not hesitate to contact  Alice Turner, Engagement and Communications Manager at Y Lab on [email protected].

When referring to your involvement in the programme, please use this description of HARP:

This project has been made possible by support from the Health, Arts, Research, People (HARP) programme, funded by Arts Council of Wales and Y Lab (Cardiff University & Nesta).


Social media

If you would like to link to promote your involvement in the programme on your social media channels please mention or tag us using the details below:

Y Lab Twitter Handle: @ylabwales

Arts Council of Wales Twitter Handle: @Arts_Wales_ (English) / @Celf_Cymru (Cymraeg)


Welsh Language


Seed Projects

Please talk to Y Lab about how you plan to communicate your activities. We can support you to do this bilingually.


Nourish Projects

We encourage you to communicate with the public about your project in Welsh and English, giving equal weight to each. We are happy to support you in this process and encourage you to talk to us.


The responsibility for translation and adherence to these guidelines rests with the project/organisation in receipt of the funding.  Please see the Arts Council of Wales guidance on this:




  • Understand if this comms output/piece should be bilingual
  • Contacted Y Lab to advise of upcoming media
  • Used the correct logos
  • Tagged @arts_wales and @ylabwales in social media content





Which logos do I need to use?


This document will help to clarify which logos to use.


ACW Lottery Funded: guidance can be found here (pages 6-8): Acknowledging your funding from Arts Council of Wales.indd


Download all programme logos



Key information


HARP (Health, Arts, Research, People)


Short Version

HARP is an innovation and research partnership between Arts Council of Wales and Y Lab (Cardiff University & Nesta), to explore how we can generate, grow and learn about impactful creative innovations that support the health and wellbeing of the people of Wales.


Long Version

HARP - Health, Arts, Research, People - is an innovation and research partnership between Arts Council of Wales and Y Lab (Cardiff University & Nesta), to explore how we can generate, grow and learn about impactful creative innovations that support the health and wellbeing of the people of Wales.


We know that the arts can have a hugely positive impact on our health and wellbeing. However we also recognise that designing and embedding creative activities for health and wellbeing can be complex and uncertain, particularly during and beyond the Covid-19 pandemic. HARP seeks to learn more about how we can meet these opportunities and challenges in Wales, through combining grant funding with network building, coaching and research for arts and health innovators. We are doing this with support from Nesta’s People Powered Results team, the Wales Arts, Health and Wellbeing Network and the Welsh NHS Confederation.


About Us


Y Lab

Y Lab was established in 2015 and is the Public Services Innovation Lab for Wales. A partnership between Cardiff University and Nesta, it combines academic research and knowledge with innovation expertise to develop capacity for innovation, understand how and why innovation happens and support new ideas that improve services for people in Wales and beyond.


Arts Council of Wales (ACW)

Arts Council of Wales helps people to make, present and exhibit the arts. They work with artists and organisations to reach as many people as they can. And they research the ways they can protect and sustain creative activities in Wales.



Nesta is a global innovation foundation. It backs new ideas to tackle the big challenges of our time, through its knowledge, networks, funding and skills. Nesta works in partnership with others, including governments, businesses and charities. It is a UK charity that works all over the world, supported by a financial endowment.


Cardiff University

Cardiff University is an ambitious and innovative Russell Group university with a bold and strategic vision. Its world-leading research was ranked 5th amongst UK universities in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework for quality and second for impact.


Nesta People Powered Results (PPR)

People Powered Results works in partnership with individuals, organisations and systems to release the power of people closest to issues.

We take on some of today’s biggest challenges and face the future with curiosity and confidence. We bring energy and optimism, and embrace failures as opportunities for learning. We’re collaborators, architects of change and developers of everyday innovation.

Wales Arts Health and Wellbeing Network (WAHWN)

The Wales Arts Health and Well-being Network (WAHWN) is a rapidly expanding network of colleagues delivering arts and health work in Wales. The Network represents members from the arts, health and HE sectors and includes practitioners working across the full range of art form practice in health, arts and other community settings.