We welcome proposals for digital presentations, workshops, films and performance. We welcome submissions from people with diverse perspectives and backgrounds.
“Art makes you think. Art gives you pleasure. Creating art is an opportunity to understand and satisfy yourself and be well.” Dr Nayreen Daruwalla, Programme Director for Prevention of Violence against Women and Children, SNEHA, Mumbai

Submission of abstracts for digital presentations, workshops, performances and films

Submissions are now closed. The deadline was 30th November.  

During the global crisis, the arts and creativity have helped us navigate uncertainty and been agents of hope. We want the conference to provide a space for exploring our individual and collective experiences and articulating a vision for the future.  We will showcase inspiring work from across the field and encourage lively debates informed by different perspectives on the arts, creativity, culture, health, wellbeing and inequalities. We want to place lived experience and co-production at the heart of the programme. We will be spanning policy, research and practice and learning from across the whole ecosystem.




These are very broad themes and could cover many issues including:

  • Access to the arts and culture and cultural democracy
  • Community development, grass-roots and asset-based approaches
  • Co-production and participation
  • Funding and resources
  • Health and social care and arts and cultural structures and systems
  • Health inequalities and social determinants of health
  • Inclusion and exclusion
  • Informing a critical research agenda
  • Local, national and international networks
  • Planet health and people’s health
  • Public Health
  • Practitioner and staff health and wellbeing
  • Resilience, prevention and early intervention
  • Social movements and radical change
  • Training, education and professional development

All accepted research papers will be included in the conference proceedings.

All submissions for practice and research which are accepted for presentation at the conference will be offered the opportunity to be published in a special edition of Perspectives in Public Health. If your submission is accepted we will let you know further details about this opportunity in February.

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