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UCLArts & Healing Conference, Los Angeles – 30 March-2 April 2017

UCLArts and Healing’s inaugural conference, which will offer “innovative tools for multicultural community building and social-emotional well-being”. 

125+ workshops will be delivered by national experts in art, dance, drama, drumming, music, and writing, integrated with mental health practices.  

The conference is aimed at professionals in arts, education, mental health, social services and healthcare, as well as anyone interested in creativity and healing.

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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New international artists’ movement launched to combat populist right

Over 200 leading arts professionals have pledged to take part in exhibitions and art projects around the world to address the rise of right-wing populism through a new international movement, Hands Off Our Revolution. In a statement of support, Anish Kapoor said “Our art affirms our humanity and we insist on inclusion of all and for all”.

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Free online short course: The Art of Wellness: Visual arts and health

A free course from the University of Tasmania arts and health programme. Students will learn how visual art practices are used in expressive therapies, community healthcare initiatives, and to enhance community health.

Central to the learning are many hands-on visual arts activities aimed at introducing the key principles of visual arts based practices in healthcare. The short course takes students around 6 hours to complete.

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The National Endowment for the Arts guide to community-engaged research in the arts and health

This new guide from the US outlines ways to reconcile the field-specific vocabularies used in the arts and health research; identifies study goals and methods for engaging community members as equal partners in a research project; and highlights the benefits of partnering for arts professionals

The Art of Wellness: Visual Arts and Health - from 24 October 2016

Australia’s University of Tasmania is developing a series of short online courses exploring 8 areas of arts and health practice.

The first course is free and starts on 24 October 2016. Each additional course will be offered at an introductory price of AU$20. Should a student decide to complete all 8 courses they will receive a personalised certificate of completion.

The Art of Mentalizing: Communicating the Unknown, New York – 22-24 October 2016

A conference exploring the role of the arts in mental healthcare, focused on the synergies between different arts-based approaches.

This conference will introduce methods of promoting mentalizing that link with clinical outcomes, and engage researchers and clinicians with arts-based methods.

Abstracts are invited for:

  • Paper presentations
  • Workshops/interactive sessions
  • Posters/exhibits 
  • Arts Based Installations

Full Rate      £250 GBP

Day Rate      £150 GBP

Examination of the use of the arts to improve health and healing in WA hospitals

The report is the first project undertaken by the new WA Arts and Health Consortium, established in response to Australia’s 2014 National Arts and Health Framework.

Arts and health videos and podcasts from Australia

Material from Arts & Health: Making The Connections, in Adelaide, June 2016.

New York hospital partners Lincoln Center

New York city’s largest performing arts centre, Lincoln Center, and NewYork-Presbyterian, one of the city’s biggest hospitals have announced a new collaboration making NewYork-Presbyterian the Official Hospital of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA). It is the first time LCPA has designated a hospital as a wellness sponsor.


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