Conferences

Awkward Bastards symposium on disability and inclusion, Birmingham – 22 and 23 March 2017

The symposium will feature artists' presentations, a live portrait painting by Tanya Raabe-Webber, a Radical Practices open mic session and two panel debates and keynote speeches focussing on underrepresentation, exclusion and invisibility.

Sixth Neurosciences and Music Conference, Boston (USA) – 15-18 June, 2017

The Mariani Foundation, in partnership with Harvard Medical School and the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is continuing a series of annual ‘Neuromusic’ conferences. The central theme of this sixth conference is Music, Sound and Health.

The programme will include symposia, poster sessions, a workshop and a keynote lecture.

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A new narrative: The impact of creative writing on people with experience of the criminal justice system - 1 March 2017

The National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance’s Annual Meeting will this year look at the impact creative writing on the lives of people who have had experience of the Criminal Justice System.

A range of performances and readings, followed by a panel discussion, will explore the power of storytelling from those with experience. The event will highlight how writing has initiated personal change and how creative work is shaped by experience.

Date: 1st March 2017
Time: 2 – 6pm
Location: London
Cost: Free

Priorities for the UK creative workforce post-Brexit, London – 30 March 2017

A seminar bringing together policymakers, officials and senior representatives from across the creative industries to discuss priorities for ensuring the UK creative workforce remains globally competitive during and after the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union.

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Beyond Words conference, Plymouth - deadline to register 7 March 2017

14 & 15 March 2017
Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AA

An international, multi-disciplinary conference on "Privileging the unspoken in arts and communities in a posthuman world". The conference will look at communication beyond words, how the arts use the unspoken, and how those who face problems communicating with words (such as those with dementia, strokes, autism and learning difficulties) are valued and included across communities.

Age Friendly Museums Network cross-sector conference, British Museum - 16 February 2017

16 February 2017, 09:30-16:30

British Museum, Great Russell St, London WC1B 3DG

Exploring current age-friendly thinking and practice in museums developed through cross-sector collaborations.

Themes will include:

Museums for Health & Wellbeing conference – 6 March 2017

The National Alliance for Museums, Health and Wellbeing is holding its second conference at the Thackray Medical Museum in Leeds. The programme will feature speakers from the health, social care and museum sectors who will explore the contribution museums can make to health and wellbeing from a range of different perspectives.

The day will offer opportunities for networking and sharing information about museum and wellbeing activities. Delegates can also take part in a range of interactive case study activities in the afternoon.

Call for papers: Creative Bridges – deadline 16 January 2017

Creative Bridges: Work & Research with Words for Wellbeing is a one-day interdisciplinary conference in Bristol at the end of July 2017 hosted by the Metanoia Institute and Lapidus.

The conference organisers are seeking presentations or workshops from researchers, practitioners, and participants to explore and expand the diversity of Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes (CWTP) from a range of disciplines (literature, counselling & psychotherapy, neuropsychology, medicine, emotional geography, socio-spiritual approaches).

Dancing Wellness – 2 and 3 December 2016

Sadler’s Wells and Rambert in partnership with the European Dance & Creative Wellness Foundation are mounting a two day “sharing of dance and creative wellness practice”.

The utility of music interventions for children with learning disabilities – 28 November 2016

Live Music Now is hosting a conference to examine the current evidence for the value and impact of music intervention, especially live music, on health and morbidity in children with learning disabilities.

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