Christina Armstrong

Anji Archer

Open Art Box CIC is a not-for-profit art organisation working with people living with dementia and their carers.

Christina Armstrong and Anji Archer are both visual artists, both trained to Masters level in Fine Art, who between them have over 20 years' experience of facilitating art workshops.

They have joined forces and set up Open Art Box CIC, delivering collaborative and engaging contemporary art workshops for people living with dementia and their carers.

Their workshops aim to enhance the wellbeing of people affected by dementia in their community through cultural and creative projects often working in partnership with museums and galleries. 

Open Art Box CIC have been able to continue to enhance the lives of people living with dementia and their carers in Hertfordshire, through creative engagement throughout the Covid-19 crisis, due to the kind and generous support of their funders, donors, volunteers and partners. 

A huge thanks you to all the people and organisations that have helped to make our work possible. 

How creativity and culture are supporting shielding and vulnerable people at home during Covid-19

A report carried out by the Culture Health and Wellbeing Alliance looked into the different ways cultural and creative organisations and individuals have been supporting the most vulnerable in our communities during lockdown. 

We are proud to have been included as one of the case studies in this important report, that highlights the vital role the arts has played in supporting people through this crisis and beyond.

You can read the whole report here.