HARP COVID-19 Sprint Challenge Final Report

How could the arts support people living through lockdown? How could access to arts interventions be improved? Our sprint challenge aimed to build our knowledge to support more people in Wales.

This report is about the HARP Covid-19 Sprint Challenge and what we learned.

In the Sprint, we brought together a team of twelve pan-Wales arts and health professionals, via weekly Zoom webinars, to innovate at pace in order to creatively support groups of people they identified as particularly hard hit by lockdown, without any of us ever leaving our homes.

The amazing team created and curated new experiences, new art works, new websites, new platforms. They inspired people who needed support to take ownership of their own time and creativity, to try something new, to enjoy themselves; and to feel better.