The conference is one of a small handful of not-to-be-missed international events that promises to bring together global leaders in arts and health policy, research, and practice. I'm looking forward to the opportunity to share our program with such an engaged audience, and to learn from and be inspired by a diverse group of presenters and attendees.
David Leventhal, Dance for Parkinson's Disease, USA
The conference is now finished and was absolutely wonderful! We will be archiving the abstracts and presentations
over the next few weeks but in the meantime you can read the conference report, or if you missed it - or you just want to
see it again - you can watch the keynotes on Monday and Tuesday morning here, and you can watch a short film
made by students at Bath Spa University, to give you a flavour of the conference.
You can download the following keynote speeches here:
John Wyn Owen
Lord Howarth of Newport.
Thank you to the Royal Society for Public Health, the conference committee and our academic partners. Thank you also to the Host
Delegates and the Trustees of Arts & Health South West for all your hard work. Most of all thank you to all of those who took
part and who made it such a lively and energising event. We will be in touch soon and hope to keep the connections and momentum alive.
All photos © Clint Randall.
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We are very grateful to Gillian Taylor and Arts Council Engalnd South West for providing PR and communications support for the conference.
The conference informed international perspectives on:
- Healthy and Creative Ageing
- Global Health Inequalities and Culture
- Culture and the Social Determinants of Wellbeing
With a particular focus on:
- The latest research and new methodologies
- The dissemination of international research and evaluation
- Local, regional, national, and international policy development
- Developing national and international collaborations and networks
- Museums and Health
- Arts in healthcare settings
- Arts and health promotion/prevention
Other Conference Chairs:
Prof Gabriel Scally
Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Healthy Urban Environments, University of the West of England
Director, Willis Newson
by composer Ian Wilson