International Conference on Art and Health

09/11 – 12/11/2023

10.00 – 19.00

Can art be an ally of the medical sciences? How can museums and other cultural actors contribute to health and well-being? How can creativity contribute to innovation in health?

Using a transdisciplinary approach, this international conference aims to share and reflect analytically and critically on the practices that are at the intersection between art and medicine. Through dialogue between professionals and researchers from different countries and disciplinary fields – from medicine, nursing, and neuroscience to imaging in medicine and microbiology, as well as art, design, and architecture – the aim is to open a debate on the present, but also to look towards the future, seeking to understand how art and science, two areas of knowledge often considered as distinct, can be combined and contribute to change and to a better quality of life.

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Panel Discussion: Critical Reflections on Research of Arts, Health and Wellbeing

Thursday, 26th January at 6:00 pm CET

  • Keynote speech:
    Reflections on the Research of Creative Arts for Wellbeing and Health, Stephen Clift (Canterbury Christ Church University, UK)
    An Overview on Creative Arts for Wellbeing and Health in Last Decades, Katarzyna Grebosz-Haring (University Mozarteum Salzburg / University of Salzburg)
  • Panelists Including: Gerd Antes (Medical Center, University of Freiburg)Arne Bathke (University of Salzburg), Stephen Clift, Katarzyna Grebosz-Haring, Martin Losert (University Mozarteum Salzburg)
  • Moderation: Leonhard Thun-Hohenstein (Paracelsus Medical Private University Salzburg)

The last two decades have seen a considerable growth in arts activities supporting wellbeing and health. The creative arts can be seen as a resource contributing to the cultural vitality and wellbeing and the promotion of health (Clift & Camic 2015).

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Using Image and Narrative in Therapy for Trauma, Addiction and Recovery

A Retrospective Launch Free Event

Saturday 1st October 11am-5pm

11-2am Online and In Person Meeting:
James West (book editor), Jon Martyn, Anthea Hendry, Charles Brown, Sheila Butler, Tony
Gammidge and Tania Korsak present around themes from the book.
(*This part of the meeting will be accessible online. See below)

2-3pm Break

3-5pm Afternoon In Person Meeting:
In the afternoon Sarah Deco and Martin Weegmann provide an interactive group experience for
the in person attendees around Image and Narrative in Therapy.
The day consists of a series of presentations and workshops by the book’s authors, exploring the
use of image and narrative in therapy. It is aimed at anybody who through therapeutic practice or
personal experience is interested in exploring the way image making and storytelling together
become therapeutic and assist recovery and growth from trauma and addictions.

The is the link to the in-person event:

And the on-line event:

*Participants are advised to think about what they bring to the event, and sensitively consider your own self care and how what you bring may impact on other participants.

The book is available at a 20% discount using the code ‘IMAGEANDNARRATIVE’ on this link,
BAAT members get a 30% using the code available on the BAAT website,

Art Psychotherapy and Innovation: New Territories, Techniques and Technologies

(Edited by Helen Jury and Ali Coles, Jessica Kingsley Publishers)

Online book launch

Thursday 13th October 2022

7.30 – 8.30pm GMT+1 via Zoom

Please join us to hear about innovative and exciting art psychotherapy work from around the globe, meet the contributors, ask questions, and celebrate with us. Speakers include Dr Girija Kaimal (President, American Art Therapy Association), Helen Jury and Ali Coles (book co-editors), and chapter authors.

To register for this free event, please click here: You will then be sent joining instructions nearer the time

Healing Arts New York Launch Event: The Arts and Wellbeing

Join leading artists, policymakers, and academics for a virtual panel and project presentation exploring the arts as a new frontier in health, care, and wellbeing. This special event marks the launch of Healing Arts New York, the final of a series of 2021 global city activations, produced by CULTURUNNERS, to advance relationships between Arts and Health research, practice, and policy. Healing Arts New York will culminate in a one-day symposium at The Met on November 14, 2021.

This panel is presented in partnership by The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the World Health Organization Arts and Health Program in collaboration with the Creative Arts Therapies Consortium at NYU Steinhardt and the NeuroArts Blueprint, an initiative of the International Arts + Mind Lab at John Hopkins University School of Medicine, and the Health, Medicine, and Society Program at The Aspen Institute.