Arts Play Health Online Conference

15/02/21 to 18/02/21
2.00pm - 6.00pm

About this Event

Hosted by Arts Play Health the conference is for anyone working within or interested in the use of arts and/or play interventions for health and wellbeing.

Over the last decade there has been a burgeoning interest in the benefit of arts and play for our health and wellbeing. However, despite evidence that shows the arts and play to have close connections in how they contribute to and achieve health outcomes for children and adults, there has been a dearth of action to encourage knowledge-exchange between these fields or to understand how the processes across these interventions may be similar. This conference aims to address this gap, encouraging shared learning and asking critical questions that will support us to move forward in arts and play with new-found insight.

This conference will include:

• Keynote presentations from Dr Rosie Perkins and Dr. Wendy Russell.

• Creative workshops and seminars.

• Creative ‘energiser’ sessions led by arts and play practitioners.

Keynote speakers

Opening Keynote: Dr Rosie Perkins: Reader in Performance Science at the Royal College of Music (Monday Feb 15th 2pm UK time)

Closing Keynote: Dr. Wendy Russell: Senior Lecturer in Play and Playwork at University of Gloucestershire (Thursay Feb 18th 5:00pm UK time)

Who is the conference for?

Arts Play Health will take broad conceptions of these disciplines and of health and wellbeing, and they intend to attract a diverse range of people to present, such as those from the social and political sciences, arts, humanities, health and medicine. Arts Play Health invite those working within research, policy and practice, and seek to provide a platform for discussion across these fields.

How to Book

Book online HERE

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