European Outsider Art Association Conference – 4 - 6 May 2018

Hosted by Outside In at Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, this conference will focus on ‘the Artist’s Voice,’ celebrating the work of excluded and non-traditional artists and sharing best practice.

The keynote speech will be delivered by renowned multidisciplinary artist Bobby Baker. There is also a VIP programme of activities running from 2nd-3rd May.

Sound Connections Early Years Conference – 21 February 2018

This year’s Sound Connections Early Years Conference at Stratford Circus, London, will focus on the impact of music on health and wellbeing in early-childhood.

Speakers will include the author of the APPG report, Dr Rebecca Gordon Nesbitt from Kings College London, along with case studies from early years music practitioners, health professionals and funders, all working on the front line and observing transformative interventions.

For Later Life 2018 – 5 September 2018

AGE UK is hosting a conference exploring the theme of increasing enjoyment in later life.

The theme for the 2018 conference is 'A Later Life worth Living’. There are huge differences among our older population, with some much luckier and more resilient than others. At the moment life can often be restricted and miserable for those at the less favoured end of the spectrum and they are the older people we should worry about the most.

The Art of Clowning – Connecting Culture, Health and Science – 4-6 April 2018

RED NOSES Clowndoctors International is hosting a Healthcare Clowning International Meeting to bring together professionals, including leading researchers, medical professionals and artists

“The Art of Clowning – Connecting Culture, Health and Science” aims to create interdisciplinary synergies that maximise the benefits of healthcare clowning and its applications to support the wellbeing and resilience of individuals facing difficult life situations.

The deadline for submitting abstracts is 20 November.

Arts and Health South West annual conference – 24 November 2017

The conference will feature practical insights into Social Prescribing and arts and health work across the South West, as well as a showcase of regional work from across the South West.

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The Future of Creativity in Psychological Therapies – 2 March 2018

A conference organised by Central and Northwest London and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts to address the relationship between psychological therapies, emergent paradigms and collaborations.

Cost: £70 – £125.63

2 March 2018, 0900-1700


82-96 Grove Lane




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Call for Papers: European Healthcare Design Congress and Exhibition – deadline 8 December 2017

The Call for Papers is now open for the fourth European Healthcare Design 2018 (EHD2018) Congress & Exhibition, organised by Architects for Health and SALUS Global Knowledge Exchange around the theme of "Utopia or dystopia? Visioning the future of health".

The Congress and exhibition will be held at the Royal College of Physicians, London, 11–13 June 2018.

Call for proposals: National Arts in Health Conference and Showcase – deadline 30 November 2017

Aesop is partnering with the College of Medicine and Guildhall School of Music and Drama to present their second National Arts in Health Conference and Showcase. It will take place on Thursday 19 April 2018 at Milton Court (Guidhall).

Changing Cultures: Empowering creative thinking in our schools – 8 November 2017

Thurrock Trailblazer (Royal Opera House) invites school leaders and education professionals to High House Production Park to envisage the future of cultural learning. Keynote speaker, Katherine Zeserson, will explore the power of creative thinking in the challenging landscape of education today.

8-11:30am Wednesday 8 November

West and East Barn, High House Production Park, Purfleet, RM19 1AF

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What's next for arts and criminal justice? London – 4 December 2017

Where: National Theatre, London

Join the National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance (NCJAA) to discuss the future priorities for arts and criminal justice. In light of increasing cross-governmental support from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, the Ministry of Justice, and the recent inclusion of engagement in creative activities in Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons’ new Expectations for adult male prisons, this event will explore current topics relevant to the arts and criminal justice sector.


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