Call for papers

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.

Art Therapy in Museums and Galleries, call for chapter proposals – deadline 30 June 2017

for a new book from Jessica Kingsley, Publishers (to be published in 2019), Editors: Ali Coles and Helen Jury

This new book will inform practitioners about innovative practice and relevant theoretical perspectives in museum and gallery work. In the twelve chapters it will examine different client groups, the particular space of museum and gallery locations, and the singular skills Art Therapists bring to contemporary work in this field. Please click here for expressions of interest to contribute a chapter.

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Call for papers: Unleashing health by design – deadline 21 April 2017

Unleashing health by design: Creating a culture of wellness in our cities

16-17 October 2017
Royal College of Physicians, London, UK 

Organised by SALUS Global Knowledge Exchange in collaboration with Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Royal College of Art, the inaugural Healthy City Design 2017 (HCD) International Congress & Exhibition seeks to share and stimulate new research, innovative practice and progressive policy ideas on how to design economically and ecologically sustainable cities that enhance citizen health and wellbeing. 

Call for abstracts European Healthcare Design 2017 Congress & Exhibition - deadline 8 December 2016

The third European Healthcare Design 2017 Congress has issued a call for abstracts for presentations on a number of themes including “the art of care: creating compassionate places and environments”.

Other themes include:

Quality improvement: transforming health & care services

Care in the community: designing across the care continuum

Science, technology and digital health: what the future holds

Healthy ageing: inspiring, enabling and supporting older people

Sustainable development: design to promote health & biodiversity

Culture Health and Wellbeing

The second international conference on culture, health and wellbeing will take place in Bristol next June. Building on the success of the first conference in 2013, it will showcase inspirational practice, policy and the latest research and will focus on the role of arts and creativity in healing, care and wellbeing across the life course.

Call for papers - art and design in healthcare contexts - deadline 7 November 2016

The Association of Art Historians annual conference, will next year include a panel discussion exploring art and design in healthcare.

Taking place from 6 to 8 April 2017 at Loughborough University, the panel invites historians of art, architecture and design, as well as cultural practitioners, programmers and policymakers, to reflect upon, critique and question the forms and functions of contemporary and historical art and design practices in healthcare environments (hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities, etc.).

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