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Call for papers, Arts in Public Health Supplement – deadline 1 June 2020

Health Promotion Practice (HPP), in collaboration with the University of Florida Center for Arts in Medicine and ArtPlace America, invites you to be part of an upcoming special open access supplement on Arts in Public Health. This important collection of papers will help document and advance the current knowledge about, skills needed for, and examples of work using the arts to advance public and population health.

HPP invite manuscripts on areas related, but not limited, to cross-sector collaborations that engage the arts to address five critical public health issues:

Callout for Arts and Health research participants

Alison O’Connor, a researcher at the University of South Wales is exploring the emotional impact on arts practitioners of working in health, social care and participatory settings and how supervision, or lack of, affects artists wellbeing.

While great strides have been taken in research into participant experiences of Arts in Health, there has so far been very little exploration of practitioners’ perspectives (Naismith, 2019). This study will investigate the experiences of Arts in Health practitioners/artists working in health, social care and participatory settings.

Call for proposals for US Health and Wellbeing Conference – deadline 16 March 2020

The USA’s National Organization for Arts in Health (NOAH) is inviting presenters to submit a proposal for its fourth annual national conference, Making Arts Integral to Health and Wellbeing. Created for artists, arts administrators, healthcare professionals, designers, educators, students and anyone with an interest in arts in health, the NOAH conference is designed to provide opportunities for participants to exchange ideas, gain applicable knowledge, build connections and energize developments for the future of the field.

Little Angel Theatre offers free performances in paediatric hospitals

If Not Here…Where?,  is a specially commissioned theatre piece for children and young people in hospital by the award-winning Little Angel Theatre. The show is fully funded by Children in Need allowing the theatre to offer free performances to paediatric hospitals, wards and healthcare settings from 5-23 February 2020.

Call for objects: Help change how people think and talk about mental health

Londoners are invited to share personal objects that symbolise their mental health journey in a new display at Kew Palace

Creative Minds Artist franchise opportunities

Are you passionate about art and working with vulnerable people? Are you looking for a career change or something that’s flexible around family life?

Call for guests for The Poetry Pharmacy

BBC Radio 4 is debuting The Poetry Pharmacy, a new series presented by philanthropist and leading poetry expert William Seighart which will explore the therapeutic power of poetry

Exploring the use of drama and theatre and dementia

A researcher from the University of Northampton is undertaking a piece of research to explore the ways that drama or theatre are being used in the area of dementia, to gain an understanding of the breadth of work and who this work is aimed at. Artists and arts organisations are invited to take part in this research through a short online questionnaire.


One Dance UK, Young Creatives, applications open - 15 April 2019

Young Creatives provides young people with a platform to develop their choreographic skills and ideas and the space to be daring and brave through the creation of their own work. Young Creatives helps young people discover and explore the possibilities that creating their own dance can bring.

Baring Foundation call for case studies, arts and mental health – deadline 1 April 2019

From 2020, the Baring Foundation will change the theme for its arts funding from arts and older people to arts and mental health. This year the Foundation wants to explore the state of the field throughout the UK, and next January will publish a scoping / mapping study to launch its new programme (drawing on the model of 2009's Ageing Artfully).


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