Call for contributions: Cultures of Health and Wellbeing – 21-22 March 2019

The conference is aimed at those working with the arts/heritage/creativity and health/wellbeing - or interested in learning more about this work. It will be an opportunity to explore the particular challenges and opportunities presented by a time of unprecedented growth and political and public interest in the field.

Tickets will be priced at £120 for two days (£90 students/lower income) or £75 for one day (£50 student/lower income).

The conference will focus on the following themes:

1 Culture:

What does ‘culture’ mean to us?

  • How does health and wellbeing work in the arts, museums and libraries intersect with cultural histories and identities?
  • How do cultural concerns like food, craft, nature and spirituality fit with this work?
  • Digital cultures: Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality – future cultures of health and wellbeing
  • How does work with culture, health and wellbeing address social inequalities, and create sustainable social practices?

2 Practice:

  • In a time of unprecedented momentum in this sector, what models of practice might help us grow and thrive?
  • How can we develop the relationship between practice and research? What role does creative research have in our health and wellbeing?

To book your place, please visit eventbrite

Call for contributions:

We are looking for ten-minute provocations that address any or all of the questions relating to theme 1: Culture. Provocations might be conventional presentations, short performances, or any other form that can easily be staged in ten minutes.

We would also like to show short films (30 mins or less) that relate to either theme.

Please submit a proposal of up to 200 words for either a provocation or a short film, as well as a brief biography of the people or organisation presenting. Send your proposal to by 9am on Thursday 10 January.