As part of the Holloway Arts Festival, Rowan Arts is organising a one-day conference for anyone who is interested in the question ‘Are the Arts for Everyone?’ The day is aimed at a wide range of artists, community activists, arts managers, producers and educators. The majority of the conference will allow for active participation in group discussions.
Time: 9.45am - 4.45pm
Venue: London Metropolitan University, The Rocket Entrance, North Campus, 166-220 Holloway Road, N7 8DB
Tickets: £45 / £25 (concession)
The Culture Health & Wellbeing conference 2013 is being organised by Arts & Health South West in collaboration with the Royal Society for Public Health on behalf of the National Alliance for Arts, Health and Wellbeing.
The conference will aim to inform international perspectives on:
• Healthy and Creative Ageing
• Global Health Inequalities and Culture
• Culture and the Social Determinants of Wellbeing
The Reader Organisation is calling for a new language to talk about mental health, with senior health professionals, readers and writers discussing the idea in the opening session of the charity’s annual conference, ‘Shared Reading for Healthy Communities’ at the British Library on 16 May 2013.
The conference will explore how the benefits of the shared reading model extends beyond the traditional definition of ‘health’, addressing issues of reoffending, isolation, community cohesion, and reading for pleasure with young people.
As part of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation ArtWorks special initiative, Changing the Conversation aims to share success and learning, inspire and support organisations and learning providers in developing better collaboration and partnership working, create enhanced knowledge of the demand side of the market, develop next practice provision and inspire new thinking about student employability in this socially important area of work.
What Next? is a growing alliance of arts and cultural organisations which aims to find new ways of engaging with the public.
The purpose of the day is to explore and share new ways to promote engagement with and support for the cultural work that takes place day-in, day-out, up and down the country. The organisers want to suggest connections between all aspects of publicly and privately funded art and culture at every level, as well as all branches of education.
This conference (organised in conjunction with the Society for Education, Music and Psychology Research) will consider the need for a progressive research programme on Music, Health and Wellbeing. There will be a focus on the use of music in community health settings, in public health promotion and community development and the therapeutic application of music in health and social care settings.
The conference will also include a panel-led debate on the quality and provision of training and delivery of participatory music-making in health and social care settings.
The Royal Academy of Dance has announced details of a conference which will aim to bring together experts in dance, health, community arts and education to explore the ways in which dance can enhance lives. The conference will combine interviews, presentations, panel discussions, demonstration classes and a live performance and will take place over three days at both the Royal Academy of Dance and the London College of Fashion.
In preparation for the transfer of public health to local government, the Local Government Association's national annual conference on public health aims to analyse the implications for local government and public health: Highlighting work already being undertaken by councils and public health teams, with their partners and communities, and looking at ways to build on existing best practice to identify and tackle the challenges and opportunities of this new public health landscape.
This conference will review key strategic approaches to preventing homelessness and present best practice and innovation in providing holistic support in challenging circumstances.
Policy and legal changes under localism
Use of the Private Rented Sector
Learning lessons from No Second Night Out
Welfare reform and financial inclusion
Improving health outcomes
Training and employment opportunities
Holistic and person-centred approaches
This conference is for academics, policy makers and practitioners in the health and culture sectors. It is organised in partnership with the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) and on behalf of the National Alliance for Arts, Health and Wellbeing.
For those of you who weren’t able to make it in person, or for those of you who did and want to hear it again, you can now listen to the truly fabulous and inspiring London Creativity and Wellbeing Week opening lecture by A.L.