The Culture Health and Wellbeing International Conference 2021

21/06/21 to 25/06/21
8.00am - 11.00pm
Online event
CHW 2021 Conference

The Culture Health and Wellbeing International Conference 2021

Tickets for the Culture, Health and Wellbeing international conference are now on sale! Please read the information below before booking your ticket.

The conference will be delivered online from 21st-23rd June 2021. The digital platform we will be hosting the event on is Airmeet. During the event you will be able to join live discussions and attend interactive workshops, network in the Social Lounge and enjoy performances and films.

A ticket will give you full access to the live programme and to recordings of sessions on demand between 21st-25th June. The programme is designed to engage audiences from around the world with key notes in the morning, afternoon and evening and interactive sessions that take into account different time zones for presenters and audiences.


About the Programme

Our programme of live events will take place on 3 days: Monday 21st June, Tuesday 22nd June and Wednesday 23rd June. With your ticket you will be able to access all live recordings of keynotes and parallel sessions (except workshops) on demand until Friday 25th June, and have access to a YouTube Playlist of all recordings until 23rd July.


The conference opens with the premiere of Cap O’Rushes, a new work by award-winning composer Cevanne Horrocks-Hopayian with inclusive ensembles in Portugal and the UK.

Professor Pascale Allotey, from the UN University Institute for Global Health in Malaysia, will speak about ‘Culture is no excuse for Inequality’. Lord Howarth of Newport, Chair of the National Centre for Creative Health, and Taru Koivisto, Director of the Ministry of Social Affairs in Finland, will talk about policy at a national level. Artist, Kunle Adewale, will present his arts and health work in Nigeria and the development of a Pan-African fellowship programme, and Dr Rachel Cohen, will speak about Common Threads, working with women who have experienced gender-based violence in Ecuador, Nepal and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

We have panels curated by colleagues in Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, Netherlands, Italy, USA, Wales and Scotland. Our programme draws on over 200 submissions for practice and research from 20 countries. You will have a choice of more than 90 presentations, workshops and films. They cover subjects as varied as dementia and the arts, hip hop therapy, young people’s mental health, singing for health, staff wellbeing and training, partnerships and access, population level research and theoretical contributions.

Much of the work reflects the impact of the pandemic and the conference is an opportunity to reach across the world and tell stories of our different experiences while finding joy in sharing connection.

For more information about the event, visit the conference website: 


Ticket Prices

A ticket gives you one log in for the whole conference.

  • Early Bird Tickets (£150): Available 8th March – midnight (GMT) on 7th May 2021.
  • Regular Tickets (£200): Available 8th May – 7th June (final booking deadline midnight GMT on 7th June 2021)


Unfortunately we are unable to offer student discount.

If you want to share your log in with friends or colleagues to split the cost, you can, but you will need to consider the following:

  • You will not be able to log in at the same time from different devices, so you will need to decide between you when each of you will be using the login to access live and recorded content
  • The access link will be sent to the email address used to make the booking
  • When you click this link and create your profile, you may want to use a generic username that you are all happy to share, for example the name of your organisation.


Pay-It-Forward Scheme

As part of our Pay-It-Forward Scheme for the conference, we are offering Arts in Medicine Fellows in Africa free places. The Arts in Medicine Fellowship is currently leading the largest arts in health network on the continent of Africa with 13 countries represented and over 400 members. Offering Fellows free delegate spaces to the conference is a valuable opportunity for Fellows who are working in remote parts of Africa to engage with people who are in need of healing in the context of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages. Read more about the Pay-It-Forward scheme here.

Top your Early Bird ticket up to £200, by also adding the £50 ‘Pay-It-Forward ADD-ON’ to your basket, as this extra £50 will enable us to support the attendance of Arts in Medicine Fellows. 



We offer Sponsorship Packages as part of the conference in support of our Pay It Forward Scheme, with three different packages: Exhibitor (£300), Associate Sponsor (£800) and Headline Sponsor (£1500). Download the Sponsorship Deck PDF here: CHW21 Sponsorship Deck or contact Alexis at for more information.


Access Requirements

Airmeet has built-in Closed Captions which attendees can activate by clicking on the CC button at the bottom of the screen when you’re in a live session. We are asking all speakers to audio describe their appearance when they begin their presentation. If you have any questions about access or need support to attend the event, please email AHSW General Manager Hannah at with the email subject “CHW21 Access” and she will respond to you personally to learn more about what you need, so that we can support you.

As we are assessing needs on an individual basis, you can email Hannah prior to booking tickets, or let us know via our booking form where there is a field to let us know your access requirements.


Making your Booking

Bookings can be made at the bottom of this page – please read this guidance before proceeding:


Payment types

Payments can be made via Credit/Debit card, or by invoice and bank transfer – there is the option to request an invoice at the payment stage. If you request to pay by this method, AHSW staff will respond to your booking by emailing an invoice to the email address you have included in your booking. It may take staff up to 1 week to respond to invoice requests. Invoices will need to be paid within 30 days. If you book nearer to the event, you’ll need to make sure your invoice payment is with us by 8th June, otherwise we will not be able to process your booking in time to register you for the event.


Booking if you are Presenting at the Conference

If you are presenting at the conference, and you need to buy a ticket in order to attend, you will need to have your Presentation Code handy, which is the code we sent to you/your colleagues when your conference submission was accepted. The format of this code is along the lines of R1, P20 (etc). If you aren’t sure what your code is, please ask any colleagues involved in your presentation, or check the original email.
Presenters at the conference will receive a special type of access link, unique to each person, which will be emailed to you before the event, along with guidance about speaker access. If you have any questions about this please email Hannah at info[at] These emails will be sent up to 1 week before the event, to allow for any final changes in the programme before giving you access.


Booking for a group of people

If you are booking for multiple attendees, you will need the following information for each attendee handy, as you will need to enter it when you book:

  • Name
  • Email Address
  • Job Title
  • Organisation
  • Presenter code (if they are presenting at the conference)


How to get access to the Conference Event after making your booking

We are using an online digital platform called Airmeet to host the conference. No app is required, but attendees will need to use a laptop or desktop for optimum experience (rather than a phone or tablet) and performance is best with Google Chrome 79+, Firefox 76+, Internet Edge or Brave browsers. Minimum internet speed of 10mbps is also required for full interaction.

You will be sent an Airmeet access link by email 3 days before the event begins (Friday 18th June). This will be sent to the email address you submitted with your booking. This email will be sent from Hannah at info[at] – please make sure to add this email address to your contacts, to prevent this message from going into your junk mail.

Once you have your link, you will be able to enter the Airmeet event space, have a look around and get familiar with how it works. The space will be open from Sunday 20th June at 5pm, and all speakers and attendees will be able to access on demand recordings of all keynotes and parallel sessions (except workshops) inside the Airmeet platform until Friday 25th June, and then you have access to a YouTube Playlist of all recordings until 23rd July.


Cancellations, Refunds and Transferring your Ticket to Someone Else

If you wish to cancel your ticket, we will refund any bookings that are cancelled up until midnight GMT on 7th June 2021. Refund requests after this date will not be accepted.

To request a refund, please email Hannah at and CC Sarah at – please include your order number in the email. It may take us up to 7 days to respond to your request.

If you wish to transfer your ticket to someone else, you must email Hannah at with your order number and the full name and email address of the person you wish to transfer your ticket to, and she will make sure the name and email address linked to the booking are updated.




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