Call for papers

Call for papers, International Journal of Community Music – deadline 29 May 2021

The International Journal of Community Music (IJCM) is calling for contributions for a special issue exploring the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the community music sector. Contributions are welcomed from individual community musicians and community music therapists offering considered reflections on their practice in response to the COVID-19 challenge; contributions from community music organisations on how the pandemic has affected them and their future plans, and researchers who have explored the wider implications of the COVID-19 crisis for the field.

Call for papers on arts, creativity and health

Public Health, an international, multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal, has issued a call for papers for a special issue centred around arts creativity and health. Submissions covering original research and reviews are welcomed from across the spectrum of arts and culture to include: performing arts, visual and creative arts, museums, libraries, archives and other types of heritage, such as archaeology and natural heritage, where creative tasks and activities have been invoked to support health and wellbeing.

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:

WHO fact sheet on the role of the arts in health and wellbeing

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has released a fact sheet on the role of the arts in improving health and well-being in the WHO European Region, ahead of the launch of the Health Evidence Network (HEN) synthesis report on arts and health on 11 November. 

Facing Death Creatively - Calls for expressions of interest in participation – Deadline 30th June 2019

The Arts team at St Christopher’s Hospice are mounting their fourth conference ‘Facing Death Creatively’ to explore how the Arts can be utilised to make sense of and provide comfort at the end of life and in bereavement. The focus of this year’s conference will be Death and Diversity: Exploring Creative Equality and Inclusion exploring creative practices that engage with our multicultural society.

Calls for expressions of interest in participation

Storytelling for Health call for contributions – deadline 18 November 2018

The second Storytelling for Health International Conference is now open for bookings, and is seeking contributions on the theme of patient stories. The conference will take place on 27-29 June 2019 in Cardiff and Swansea.

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70 Stories for 70 Years

Call for stories

The Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance (CHWA) is calling for 70 Stories for 70 Years, to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the NHS in 2018.

We would like these stories to represent your own experience of the impact of creativity, culture and the arts on your own health and wellbeing or that of someone close to you. Stories can take the form of music, paintings, photographs, videos, text or anything else that speaks to culture, health and wellbeing.

Facing Death Creatively, St Christopher's Hospice Call for Papers – deadeline 31st July 2018

The Arts team at St Christopher’s Hospice are mounting their third conference ‘Facing Death Creatively’ to explore how the Arts can be utilised to make sense of and provide comfort at the end of life and in bereavement. The focus of this year’s conference will be Cutting, Tearing & Slicing: Art & Art Therapy in the age of austerity exploring mixed media approaches to arts in end of life care.

Call for abstracts

Participation in cultural heritage for mental health recovery - deadline 15 February 2018

This international conference in Ghent, Belgium is seeking contributions exploring uses of cultural heritage in mental health.

The conference on 29th and 30th November 2018 at Museum Dr Guislain in Ghent will feature a keynote presentation by Helen Chatterjee, Professor of Biology, UCL Biosciences & Head of Research and Teaching, UCL Culture.

Frankenstein @200 – deadline 1 November 2017

The International Health Humanities Consortium 2018 - Frankenstein@200 which will take place next April has issued a call for papers.

The conference is an event in the Medicine and the Muse programme at the Stanford School of Medicine. Submissions are encouraged from disciplines including arts and health.

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