Call for papers, “A Sense of Place” – 6 August 2017

The University of Bedfordshire welcomes proposals for a conference - with policymakers in local and regional government, artists and academics through a discussion of the impact of art practice on a sense of place.

Creative Arts Therapies and Arts in Health, Birmingham – 7 September 2017

After a number of conferences on the subject of the differences and similarities between the practices of arts in health and arts therapies, "Creative Arts Therapies and Arts in Health: Current Training Provisions and Future Challenges" will explore the differences in training between the two approaches.

Propose a session, Clinks Annual Conference – deadline 5 July 2017

Clinks members are invited to propose a session for this year’s conference, focused on “Resilience: responding to adversity and change in the criminal justice system”.

Clinks is inviting you to explore, examine and celebrate the resilience of voluntary organisations in the criminal justice system.

Conference: Local Government, the Arts and Older People – 5 September 2017

Hosted by Nottingham City Council in partnership with the Imagine Programme and supported by The Baring Foundation, the conference will look at innovative approaches to improve the health and wellbeing of older people.

Tuesday 5 and Wednesday 6 September 2017


1 Day £28

2 days £44       

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Attachment and the Arts conference – 6 October 2017

This British Association of Arts Therapists conference will explore art therapy through the lens of attachment theory. The questions are: ‘What is the value of art in building close, trusting relationships?’; ‘What are the implications for art therapy practice and research?’

Friday 6th of October 2017, 10am to 16:30pm

Location: Regent's University London, Inner Circle, Regent's Park, London, NW1 4NS


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Culture, Health and Wellbeing international conference – deadline to register 31 May 2017

The Culture, Health and Wellbeing international conference, in Bristol on the 19, 20 and 21 June, promises to be a wonderful opportunity to share knowledge and experience, learn about the latest developments in practice and research and make new connections and friendships. The conference welcome delegates and speakers from 19 countries, including Australia, Canada, Finland, India, Lithuania, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand and Uganda.

How important are the arts to healthy ageing? – 15 June 2017

If you work with older people or are interested in how the arts can maintain good health in later life, come along to our partnership event with RADA on Thursday 15 June at which we’ll be hosting an informative panel discussion on arts and ageing. This is an opportunity for you to bring your knowledge up to speed about recent successful projects using the arts to improve health and wellbeing in later life.

Call for contributions, international community and participatory dance conference – deadline 10 May 2017

People Dancing is calling for contributions to its second international conference for community and participatory dance, in a variety of formats across presentation, practical and performance areas.

The Glasgow 2017 Conference will focus on three themes:

  • Cultural identity and sense of place
  • Dance and older people
  • Dance for Parkinson’s

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Reading in Prison Day, London – 9 June 2017

The Prison Reading Groups annual Reading in Prison Day will focus on three major themes: Putting the library at the heart of the prison; Reading and families; and Why read?.

Delegates will include prison governors, librarians and volunteers, authors, representatives of education and literacy organisations, and most importantly ex-prisoners with first-hand experience of reading in prison.

Where: University of Roehampton, SW15 5PU

Cost: Free

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LAHF partners with Great Ormond Street Hospital and RADA

For Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2017, LAHF is exploring how the arts and creativity can have a considerable role in enhancing our health and wellbeing throughout the life course. With the resources, support and buy-in from key decision makers, the arts can realise their potential to generate wellbeing, improve our health and social care services, and create a healthy, more equal society. LAHF's partnership events highlight organisations that are leading the way and showcasing best practice in how arts and health professionals can work together to achieve these goals.


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