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The Art of Good Health and Wellbeing, final reminder for submission of abstracts – deadline 24 May 2013

The final deadline for the submission of abstracts for The Art of Good Health and Wellbeing at the College of Fine Arts, University of NSW, Sydney from 12 to 14 November 2013 is Friday 24 May.

The Art of Good Health and Wellbeing, 5th Annual International Arts and Health Conference, aims to present best practice and innovative arts and health programs, effective health promotion and prevention campaigns, methods of project evaluation and scientific research.

The Value of Presenting: A Study of Performing Arts Presentation in Canada

Presentation of the performing arts generates a wide range of benefits for Canadians, the communities in which they live and society at large, according to a report prepared by Strategic Moves and published by the Canadian Arts Presenting Association.

National Endowment for the Arts Federal Interagency Task Force on the Arts and Human Development reports and webinars

This American “Task Force” has been established to encourage more and better research on how the arts can help people reach their full potential at all stages of life. Task force members represent several aspects of federal government, including the U.S.

New Podcast: Comics & Medicine in the Mainstream

Two presentations from the Comics & Medicine conference which took place in Toronto in 2012 are now available as podcasts. Three speakers in two presentations address medically-relevant themes as they have appeared in mainstream media comics.

Call for Abstracts, The Art of Good Health and Wellbeing, Australia – deadline 30 April

The 5th Annual International Arts and Health Conference will be hosted by Arts and Health Australia in association with the College of Fine Arts (COFA) at the University of New South Wales in Sydney from 11 to 14 November 2013. This year's conference will focus on mental health and creative ageing.

There will be specific streams in the conference program encompassing arts and health practice in primary and acute care, community health, ageing, health promotion, health education and research.

Clive Parkinson’s keynote address from Australian arts and health conference

Arts for Health in Manchester’s Clive Parkinson gave the keynote address at the recent Australian conference The Art of Good Health and Wellbeing.

International Journal of User Driven Healthcare Call for Papers – deadline 1 January 2013

A call for papers has been issued for the International Journal of User-Driven Healthcare, which is published quarterly both in print and electronic form, for its issue on healthcare and the arts. This issue will seek to investigate the uses of music, theatre, dance, and the visual arts in the healthcare process. The following questions should be considered: What kinds of healing work can the arts facilitate; how do the fine and performing arts support the work of medical professionals and promote health?

Global Alliance for Arts and Health conference, call for presentations – 11-13 April 2013

The Global Alliance for Arts and Health will hold its 24th annual international conference, Healing Communities through the Arts, April 11-12, 2013, in Washington, DC, USA This conference will focus on programs and initiatives that expand arts and health beyond healthcare settings and into communities, because, like individual patients, whole communities face stressful circumstances that can benefit from the arts.

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