The aim of the seminar event is to support arts organisations in keeping up to date with new research into arts and public health and to provide them with data that could inform the development of new programmes of work.
The event will include:
1. A summary of the opportunities available for the arts to support public health in the UK.
2. An overview of new findings from 2017-2018 including research into the protective effects of arts engagement and cultural participation on social adjustment, depression, dementia.
3. An introduction to the psychological and physiological pathways underlying these effects.
4. A discussion session on priorities for future research.
When: Tuesday 3rd July 2018, 9.30am-1.30pm
Where: Institute of Education, University College London
Who: This event is for representatives from arts organisations. Due to a limitation on spaces, each organisation can only send one representative. For this event, priority will be given to representatives from organisations. Individual freelance artists can register and will receive confirmation 1 month before if there are spaces available.