Culture, Health & Wellbeing (CFP, Conference, Bristol, 24-26 June 2013)

Culture, Health & Wellbeing, International Conference, Bristol, 24-26 June 2013)

Submission of abstracts for presentations, workshops and performances

We welcome submissions of abstracts relating to any of the themes. We are not prescriptive about the scope of these themes and recognise that there are lively debates around definitions of culture and the arts, the social determinants of health, wellbeing and health inequalities. We particularly welcome abstracts that provoke new ways of researching, conceptualising and creating and will encourage delegates to question assumptions and learn about different approaches to current issues and areas of practice. As well as addressing the themes we are interested in abstracts that:

  • Inform the development or effectiveness of arts and health practice
  • Advance understanding of participants’ experiences of participatory arts for health/wellbeing (including artists’ experiences)
  • Advance knowledge and understanding of the role and impact of arts and culture on health and wellbeing
  • Inform the development of health, arts and cultural policy in relation to health and wellbeing
  • Advance the development of methodologies for arts and health research

Conference themes:

  • Healthy and Creative Ageing
  • Global Health Inequalities and Culture
  • Culture and the Social Determinants of Wellbeing

With a particular focus on:

  • Research
    • The latest research and new methodologies
    • The dissemination of international research and evaluation
  • Policy
    • Local, regional, national, and international policy development
    • Developing national and international collaborations and networks
  • Practice
    • Museums and Health
    • Arts in healthcare settings
    • Arts and health promotion/prevention


You may submit multiple abstracts but each abstract must be submitted on a separate form. You may also apply to present your abstract in various formats; each format application must be submitted on a separate form. For all further details, see the conference website here.

All abstracts should be no more than 500 words plus a CV of no more than 500 words. Abstracts will be peer reviewed by the conference committee but will not be blind reviewed so please feel free to include the names of your research team.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is midnight on Friday December 21st 2012.

We will let you know by February 20th and if you are successful in your submission you will need to register for the conference (if you haven’t already done so) by the Early Bird deadline of February 28th.

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