The Art of Good Health and Wellbeing, 4th Annual International Arts and Health Conference, will present best practice and innovative arts and health programmes, effective health promotion and prevention campaigns, methods of project evaluation and scientific research. The conference will take place from 26-29 November 2012 University of Notre Dame Australia in the beautiful historic city of Fremantle in Western Australia. In conjunction with DADAA, we are planning a number of additional interactive workshops in arts spaces around Fremantle as part of the conference programme this year. 

Abstract Themes:

Conference Streams

  • Arts and Health in Primary and Acute Care
  • Arts and Health in Ageing and Aged Care
  • Community Arts and Health
  • The Arts and Health Promotion
  • Medical Humanities and Health Education
  • Arts and Health Research

Abstract Themes

  • Exploring the Concept of Wellbeing
  • Arts and Health in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities
  • Mental Health and the Arts
  • Creative Ageing
  • Arts, Health and Disability
  • Architecture and Design in Health Settings
  • Arts and Health in Rural, Regional and Remote Communities
  • International Arts and Health Perspectives and Collaborations

Who should attend?

  • Medical, nursing and allied healthcare professionals
  • Government decision-makers and policy advisers in health, indigenous affairs, arts, science, education and training, community health, veterans’ affairs, cultural tourism and local government
  • Executives in public and private hospitals, retirement villages, aged care and palliative care facilities
  • Arts organisations, visual and performing artists, writers, arts in healthcare practitioners
  • Representatives of Aboriginal communities
  • Local Government representatives from community cultural development, aged care and community health services
  • Education authorities, academics, teachers and medical and healthcare colleges
  • Researchers, particularly in the area of health and social sciences
  • Art and museum educators and curators
  • Art therapists
  • Media

Important dates

Call for Abstracts – Opens Monday 27 February 2012. Submit your abstract online.

Call for Abstracts and Nominations for the 2012 Arts and Health Australia Awards for Excellence closes Monday 25 June 2012

Notification of acceptance of abstracts will be made by email by Monday 6 August 2012

Presenters with successful submissions are required to register for the conference by Monday 10 September 2012

Early bird registrations close 24 September 2012


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