The Art of Good Health and Wellbeing, Sydney 2015, 7th Annual International Arts and Health Conference will run from 17 – 19 November 2015 in Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

The conference, will present best practice and innovative arts and health programs, effective health promotion and prevention campaigns, methods of project evaluation and scientific research. The theme of this years conference is The Arts, Mental Health and Resilience.

General conference sessions will encompass:

  • Arts and Health in Primary and Acute Care
  • Creative Ageing and Aged Care
  • Community Arts and Health
  • Health Promotion and the Arts
  • Education and Training for Health and Arts Professionals
  • Arts and Health Research and Evaluation

Abstract themes:

  • Mental Health and the Arts
  • Creative Ageing
  • Architecture and Design in Health Settings
  • Arts and Health in Rural and Regional Communities
  • Medical Humanities for Health Professionals
  • International Arts and Health Perspectives, Collaborations and Research

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
  • Representatives of arts organisations, visual and performing artists, writers, arts and health practitioners
  • Representatives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 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 (visual arts, dance, music, drama, expressive writing)
  • Media

Important dates for your diary:

  • Call for Abstracts and Nominations for the 2015 Arts and Health Australia Awards for Excellence closes 31 July 2015
  • Conference Registrations Open 22 June 2015
  • Early Bird Registrations Close 30 September 2015


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