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The Art of Good Health and Wellbeing, Sydney 2016

8th Annual International Arts and Health Conference

November 2016
Sydney, Australia

8th Annual Art of Good Health and Wellbeing International Arts and Health Conference

This year, 'The Art of Good Health and Wellbeing', 8th annual international arts and health conference, at the Art Gallery of NSW, 16 - 18 November 2016, will continue to explore "Mental Health and Resilience through the Arts", as the overarching theme, with three specific areas of focus:

The establishment of the NSW Health and the Arts Taskforce last year by the NSW Minister for Health, the Hon Jillian Skinner MP, has led to an exponential increase in interest in how the arts can be utilised within healthcare settings and in health promotion.

As a result, the Australian Centre for Arts and Health (ACAH) has developed training modules for the health and the arts sectors to facilitate professional development in arts and health practice, evaluation and research.

The conference will offer special educational workshops based on these ACAH arts and health training modules in the following areas:

Health and the Arts - A Guided Workshop to inform healthcare administrators and health professionals about designing and managing a best practice arts and health program in primary and acute care, community health and health promotion

Creative Ageing: Utilising arts and health programs in retirement villages, services for older people in the community and aged care facilities

Arts and Health: The New Opportunity for Museums, Galleries and Local Artists

A Professional Training Program for Artists in Healthcare - across the visual, literary and performing arts

Evaluation and Research: How to Measure the Benefits and Outcomes of Arts and Health Programs

Conference program details, including keynote speakers, will be progressively released on this website.

A call for papers is open and submissions close on 31 August 2016. Submissions will be progressively reviewed on receipt of abstracts.

For more details, contact info@artsandhealth.org or subscribe to the Arts and Health newsletter.

    General conference sessions will encompass:

Abstract Themes

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