Friday 23 June 2023
Thursday 29 June 2023


Friday 23 June, 12-2pm BST
Thursday 29 June, 9.30 - 11.30 am BST





A global consultation on Arts Practice and the Ethics of Care aims to identify ethical considerations for arts practitioners when engaging in projects where care is a central concern and considerations for caring for arts practitioners when engaging in contexts of care.

The consultation is hosted by the National Centre for Creative Health (NCCH), Arts & Health South West (AHSW), and the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance (CHWA) in the UK, in partnership with Arts & Health @ New York University and under the auspices of the Jameel Arts & Health Lab established in collaboration with the World Health Organisation Arts & Health Initiative.

Jameel Arts & Health Lab has been commissioned by the World Health Organisation Arts & Health Initiative to coordinate the Arts Practice and the Ethics of Care project.

Who should participate:
Socially engaged artists and those that work with them as participants, partners, funders, or researchers are invited to share their views and experiences of delivering creative projects where care is a concern.

Discussion questions 

  • What constitutes ‘care’ as part of your work?
  • What care do you need to sustain you in your work?
  • What ethical considerations do you keep in mind when working with people and in places where care is needed?
  • Tell us a story about a project you were involved in where care was needed or where you, as an arts practitioner, needed care.

The final product will be a resource document, a website, and social media platforms that will share these considerations with communities of arts practitioners worldwide. This resource is being co-written by 19 thought and practice leaders from across the globe and is being supported by the Creative Leadership Team for this project at Arts & Health @ New York University.

The consultations will be led by Dr. Julia Puebla Fortier, Arts & Health South West and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and one of the co-authors of the resource. For more information, please email

The consultation will be run twice on 23 June and 29 June 2023.

Register to participate at

Image credit: Jameel Arts & Health Lab


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