Thursday 21st March – Friday 22nd March
Great North Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne
£50 – £120
The Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance, a new national organisation representing everyone who believes that cultural engagement and participation can transform our health and wellbeing, is holding its first annual conference in Newcastle upon Tyne in March.
‘Cultures of Health and Wellbeing’ is a two-day conference aimed at those working within arts/heritage/creativity and health/wellbeing – or those interested in learning more about this work. It will hopefully be a chance to explore the particular challenges and opportunities presented by a time of unprecedented growth and public interest
The conference will focus on the following themes:
- What does ‘culture’ mean to us?
- How does health and wellbeing work in the arts, museums and libraries intersect with cultural histories and identities?
- How do cultural concerns like food, craft, nature and spirituality fit with this work?
- Digital cultures: Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality – future culture and future health
- How does work with culture, health and wellbeing address social inequalities, and create sustainable social practices?
- In a time of unprecedented interest in and momentum within the sector, what models of practice might help us grow and thrive?
- How can we develop the relationship between practice and research? What role does creative research have in our health and wellbeing?
If you would like to be part of discussions around any of these questions, please get in touch with Victoria (Director) or Hayley (Events Coordinator) at firstname.lastname@example.org
Image credit: Healing Arts Stroke dance project (North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust)