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).

For further information and registration:

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,

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.


Special Edition FPOP Bulletin: Creative ageing Call for expressions of interest

Have you been involved in creative practices or arts-based activities when working alongside older people?

This might be:

· Facilitating an arts-based group?

· Using creative approaches in clinical practice?

· Involving artists, musicians or actors in your service?

· Building links between your service with an arts group or organisation?

· Training artists to work with older people, including those with dementia?

· Working alongside artists to train health professionals in creative approaches?

· Projects or research looking at the benefits of arts-based approaches for older people?

· Experience of arts-health initiatives abroad that could work in NHS services?

· Developing policies or guidance about arts-based interventions for older people?

· Views about the role of clinical psychologists in delivering arts-based interventions?

· Ideas about what skills we might need to deliver our services using creative and arts-based approaches?

· Thoughts about the scope for integrating creative and arts-based approaches into our future practice?

An article could be:

– A short report of an activity or project

– A commentary

– A service evaluation

Articles can be up to a maximum of 3000 words including references.

Please send an expression of interest to submit an article by Friday 15th May To:

The deadline for submitting articles is Wednesday 1st July.

Publication will be in the October edition.

Montreal’s Museum Of Fine Arts Has Free Online Art Therapy That You Can Do From Your Couch

The MMFA is doing its best to keep us occupied during this surreal moment in history. It’s just one of a few institutions in the city that has moved its activities online so that residents can enjoy them from the comfort and safety of their own homes. In addition to free virtual tours, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is now offering at-home art therapy.

Further information here

Book Launch: Art Therapy in Museums and Galleries: Reframing Practice

On Saturday 29th February 2020, over 70 people attended a sold-out event at the National Gallery in London, to launch edited by Ali Coles and Helen Jury and published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. The audience included museum professionals and arts in health specialists, as well as Art Therapists.

Following a welcome from Anna Murray (Communities and Access Programme Manager at the National Gallery) and Caroline Campbell (Director of Collections and Research), Val Huet (CEO of BAAT) set the context for Art Therapy in museums and galleries. This was followed by four presentations by chapter authors: Helen Jury on Conversations with Rembrandt; Ali Coles on What Do Museums Mean?; Emma Hollamby on Artworks as a Stimulus; and Stephen Legari and colleagues on The Caring Museum. It is hoped that recordings of the presentations can be made available in due course. Nana Zhvitiashvili (Art Psychotherapist), Pippa Beveridge (Artist) and Dr Christina Bradstreet (Adult Learning Programmer, National Gallery) then joined the presenters for a panel discussion, chaired by Val Huet, and the event ended with a drinks reception.