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Report reveals six-fold increase in arts experiences for health service users and staff in Ireland

Arts and Health Co-ordinators Ireland (AHCI) has published a report on its research into the level and nature of Arts and Health activity in the Republic of Ireland which revealed a six-fold growth in this field of work over the past 20 years. The research, which was carried out by Dr Francesca Farina, measured the level and nature of arts and health activity in 2019 across a range of healthcare contexts, from hospitals and day care centres, to community settings and health promotion.

Proposals invited for NOAH 2021 Conference – deadline 15 June 2021

NOAH is welcoming international submissions for presentations and interactive creative activities for the fifth annual national conference, The Art of Resilience. Created for artists, arts administrators, healthcare professionals, designers, educators, students and anyone with an interest in arts in health, the NOAH conference is designed to provide opportunities for participants to exchange ideas, gain applicable knowledge, build connections and energize developments for the future of the field.

12th Annual Arts and Healthcare Conference – 18 April 2021

The Institute for Arts and Health at Lesley University in the US has partnered with The Journal of Applied Arts and Health and the Journal of Creative Arts in Education and Therapy: Eastern and Western Perspectives to host this year’s conference virtually. This year’s event will explore the aspects of the full integration of art and the creative process into education, mental health, community, health and human services around the world.

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Enter the Arts Against Covid Awards

The Arts in Health International Foundation has launched the Arts Against Covid Awards to recognise initiatives that demonstrate the positive effects of the arts on the health of those impacted by Covid-19. The €5,000 prize is available for executed, ongoing or planned arts and cultural activities conceived to improve health and wellbeing. Special consideration will be given to projects that contain information on the execution, dissemination and wider impact of the results as well as projects that include the participation/involvement of professionals, bodies or health centres.

Making Arts Integral to Health and Wellbeing – 19-21 October 2020

The 4th Annual National Conference from the US’s National Organization for Arts in Health (NOAH) will feature three days of learning, sharing and connecting with colleagues from around the world. The conference will provide opportunities to:

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:

Arts and Health Check Up Check In 2020 – 23 April 2020

Artsandhealth.ie have announced the programme for Arts + Health: Check Up Check In 2020.

Call for proposals for US Health and Wellbeing Conference – deadline 16 March 2020

The USA’s National Organization for Arts in Health (NOAH) is inviting presenters to submit a proposal for its fourth annual national conference, Making Arts Integral to Health and Wellbeing. Created for artists, arts administrators, healthcare professionals, designers, educators, students and anyone with an interest in arts in health, the NOAH conference is designed to provide opportunities for participants to exchange ideas, gain applicable knowledge, build connections and energize developments for the future of the field.

White paper highlights value of arts and culture for improving communities’ health and wellbeing

The University of Florida’s Center for Arts in Medicine and ArtPlace America has released the white paper, Creating Healthy Communities through Cross-sector Collaboration

Art and Well-Being: Toward A Culture of Health

The US Department for Arts and Culture has produced this guide for artists, creative organizers, healthcare providers, educators, funders, policy-makers, and communities responding to threats to wellbeing.

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