Since 2010, organisations from across the country have been working together to develop a new national voice for arts and health. Supported by Arts Council England, this work has involved the development of a Charter for arts health and wellbeing, which can be seen here the building of this website and the establishment of a new organisation, the National Alliance for Arts Health and Wellbeing
The National Alliance launched in autumn 2012 and will aim to provide a clear and focused voice to articulate the role creativity can play in health and wellbeing. Over the past forty years, a huge range of arts and health work has developed in the UK, the National Alliance will seek to represent this work, to advocate on its behalf, to encourage the use of the arts by health and social care providers and to raise standards in this sector.
A copy of the Charter for Arts Health and Wellbeing can be viewed here.
The National Alliance for Arts Health and Wellbeing has 9 regional representatives who will form its first board of trustees.
(North East) Centre for Medical Humanities
(North West) Arts for Health, Manchester
(Yorkshire and Humberside) Open Art
(West Midlands) Creative Health
(East Midlands) Arts Derbyshire
(East Anglia) Arts and Health East
(London) London Arts in Health Forum
(South West) Arts and Health South West
(South East) South East Arts and Health Partnership
Other organisations from around the country working in the field of arts and health and in connected spheres are also working to support this activity.
More information about all of this work will appear on this website in the coming months.
CULTURE HEALTH & WELLBEING
BRISTOL, UNITED KINGDOM
24 - 26 JUNE 2013
Delivered by Arts & Health South West on behalf of the National Alliance for Arts, Health and Wellbeing with the support of the Royal Society for Public Health
Conference academic partners: Canterbury Christ Church University, Durham University and University of the West of England.
Call for abstracts for the Culture, Health and Wellbeing international conference June 24th, 25th, 26th 2013 in Bristol UK
We welcome the submission of abstracts for
Oral Presentation; Poster Presentation; Participatory Workshop and Performance/Film
Healthy and Creative Ageing
Global Health Inequalities and Culture
Culture and the Social Determinants of Wellbeing
Deadline for submissions of abstracts 21 December 2012
We particularly welcome abstracts that provoke newways of researching, conceptualising and creating and will encourage delegates to question assumptions and learn about different approaches to current issues and areas of practice.
With a particular focus on:
The latest research and new methodologies
The dissemination of international research and evaluation
Museums and Health
Arts in healthcare settings
Arts and health promotion/prevention
Further guidelines at www.culturehealthwellbeing.org.uk/abstracts.aspx
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