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Society for Arts in Healthcare annual conference – early bird booking still available - 2-5 May

Arts & Health: A Global View, the American Society for Arts in Healthcare’s annual conference will take place at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit this May. Speakers include the celebrated writer of ‘The Rise of the Creative Class’, Richard Florida and the conference includes tours, seminars and many networking opportunities. w:

Hearing the Call: Claiming your Story, North Carolina, USA – 27-29 April

A weekend workshop retreat on story, myth and journey using story, music, art, poetry and writing to explore ideas around the Hero’s Journey. Led by storyteller Connie Regan-Blake and music therapist Courtney Smith.


National Arts and Health Policies Project, Australia – PlaceStories

As part of the National Arts and Health Policies Project, AHF and its project partners Regional Arts Australia (RAA) and the Rural Health Alliance (RHA) have created Arts and Health Stories – a growing online community of artists, arts workers and health professionals from across Australia commi

Society for the Arts and Health Film Festival - open for submissions – deadline 23 February

The Festival will take place on 4 May as part of the SAH’s annual conference. A winning film, selected by the film festival audience, will be aired on a Detroit, Michigan, USA PBS station.

Art in Prisons: a literature review of the philosophies and impacts of visual art programs for correctional populations

This review was commissioned by Arts Access Australia to examine evidence for the value of visual arts programs in Australian prisons and their impact on adult inmates.

The National Endowment for the Arts Announces a New Federal Interagency Task Force to Promote Research on the Arts and Human Development (USA)

The NEA is leading a new task force of 13 federal agencies and departments to encourage more and better research on how the arts help people reach their full potential at all stages of life. 

Society for the Arts in Healthcare, Arts + Health Month – November 2011

The Society for the Arts in Healthcare is an American organisation dedicated to promoting the arts as integral to patient and community health and wellbeing. In November it will celebrate its second annual Arts + Health Month, an opportunity for organisations and individuals worldwide to hold events to promote the integration of the arts into a wide variety of healthcare and community settings for therapeutic, educational, and expressive purposes.


Design & Health World Congress – Call for Papers – deadline 15 December

The First Announcement and Call for Papers for the 8th Design & Health World Congress & Exhibition in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia has been published.

Organised by the International Academy for Design & Health in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Public Works Department Malaysia, the congress is also supported by the Malaysian Institute of Architects, the Academy of Medicine of Malaysia - College of Public Health Medicine and the International Islamic University Malaysia.

SAH, Arts in Health Conference: Call for Papers – deadline 16 September

The Society for the Arts in Healthcare is now accepting abstracts for presentations at its 23rd annual international conference in May 2012; Arts & Health: A Global View.

Presentations will be accepted in several areas, including: Practice, Healthcare Environments, Research and Evaluation, and Experiential Workshops.

For more information and to submit your abstract, visit:


Reinvesting in Arts Education - Winning America's Future Through Creative Schools

The US President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities has released a report: Reinvesting in Arts Education: Winning America's Future Through Creative Schools.  The report represents an in-depth review of the current condition of arts education, including an update of the current research base about arts education outcomes, and an analysis of the challenges and opportunities in the field that have emerged over the past decade. It also includes a set of recommendations to federal, state and local policymakers.



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