Abstracts are welcome for oral presentation, poster presentation, participatory workshop and performance/film. Of particularly interest are abstracts that provoke new ways of researching, conceptualising and creating and will encourage delegates to question assumptions and learn about different approaches to current issues and areas of practice.
The conference themes are:
healthy and creative ageing
global health inequalities and culture
culture and social determinants of wellbeing.
The deadline for the submission of abstracts is midnight on 21 December 2012. For more details of the conference, including how to submit and abstract or register, visit www.culturehealthwellbeing.org.uk
New alliance champions role of arts in health and social care
The international conference is being organised by the National Alliance for Arts, Health and Wellbeing, a new national alliance in England which aims to provide a clear and focused voice to articulate the role creativity can play in health and wellbeing.
The alliance is the result of work which started in 2010 to develop a national voice for arts and health. Supported by Arts Council England, this work has also involved the development of a Charter for arts health and wellbeing and the creation of a website which provides resources and examples of how creative activity can benefit health and wellbeing. The website also provides practical examples, funding sources, evidence and details of organisations researching and delivery arts in health activity.