Conferences

Creative Lives: Tackling Inequalities – 2-3 June 2021

This virtual conference will investigate how creative health approaches and social prescribing can be used to connect and communicate life through generations. It aims to provide interdisciplinary cohesion and a bridge between the academic world and the general public, and between policy and third sector organisations.  The first day will cover learning, community and cultural health, and the second day will focus on welfare, wellbeing, education, and the life course.

Mad Hearts 2021: Futuring Mental Health through the Arts – 10 to 11 June 2021

Mad Hearts is an annual conference promoting productive intersections between creative arts and mental health through a mixture of conference talks, discussion forums, and creative enquiry activities (reflection through art-making).

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Since 2019, when it launched, Mad Hearts has provided a platform for interdisciplinary thinking, learning, practice, participation and discussion, involving artists, service users, survivors, academics and clinicians.  

12th Annual Arts and Healthcare Conference – 18 April 2021

The Institute for Arts and Health at Lesley University in the US has partnered with The Journal of Applied Arts and Health and the Journal of Creative Arts in Education and Therapy: Eastern and Western Perspectives to host this year’s conference virtually. This year’s event will explore the aspects of the full integration of art and the creative process into education, mental health, community, health and human services around the world.

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The Culture Health and Wellbeing International Conference 2021 – 21-23 June 2021

Tickets are now on sale for the Culture, Health and Wellbeing international conference. The digital event will allow attendees to join live discussions and attend interactive workshops, network in the Social Lounge and enjoy performances and films.

Call for contributions to the 4th Creative People and Places Conference – deadline 15 March 2021

Building on its previous theme of People Place Power, the Creative People and Places Conference will be a meeting place for everyone interested in shifting approaches in inclusive arts and cultural engagement. The conference will explore, challenge thinking and encourage critical reflection on the themes of power, collaboration, co-creation, ownership, relevance and place.

A Culture of Care: Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance national conference – 21-23 April 2021

The Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance’s national conference will be held online across three days, ending with the CHWA 2021 Awards Gathering.

Music Care Conference 2021 – 16-18 March 2021

Percussionist Evelyn Glennie will be the keynote speaker at this year’s virtual Music Care Conference which will look at how innovations in care are helping to change our approach and increase success in delivering music care within various healthcare environments.

The three-day conference will involve performance, presentations and a live panel discussion.

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Arts Play Health Conference – 15-18 February 2021

The Arts Play Health Conference aims to address the knowledge-exchange gap between the fields of arts and play and health and wellbeing, and encourage shared learning to support a move forward in arts and play with new-found insight.

Keynote speeches will be delivered by Dr Rosie Perkins, Reader in Performance Science at the Royal College of Music, and Dr Wendy Russell, Senior Lecturer in Play and Playwork at the University of Gloucestershire.

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3rd International Social Prescribing Network Conference – 4-5 March 2021

This is the 3rd international event for The Social Prescribing Network and is the only international conference for social prescribing in the world.  The conference will showcase a range of speakers, learning opportunities and networking.   Running over two days, the event will be held online, with every effort made to maintain opportunities for networking. The theme of this year’s event is 'Social prescribing & community - beyond the pandemic'. 

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Open Ground: Music Therapy in Collaboration & Exchange – 9-11 April 2021

The British Association for Music Therapy has announced that it will now host its conference online in April 2021. Originally due to take place at Queen’s University in Belfast in 2020, the conference organising committee hope that as many of the 2020 presenters as posible will be able to participate in the 2021 conference.

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