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2nd International Arts in Healthcare Event - Arts, Creativity and the Global Crisis: Reimagining Identity, Otherness and the Possible

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How do we effect global change? Delivered by leading thinkers and practitioners in the field, this conference brings together arts therapists, academics and researchers to explore the bigger picture about how we experience, understand and relate to otherness where todays challenges are political, ecological and relational. 

Pratt Institute, 200 Willoughby Ave, New York, 11205 USA

Conference aims:

This conference aims to address and respond to some of the major challenges of our time. We are faced with cultural, political and social divides and detachment from environmental catastrophe. Otherness appears to be a growing phenomenon in the face of which we build dialogues, network, take action and respond to where we are now.

The success of these actions is based on our capacity to revisit our own percep­tions, to imagine where we are, to create new realities, to be able to empathise and be open to new emotional experiences. This conference invites you to address the question of how we can reimagine identity, otherness and the possible in today’s changing world, where the arts are not the outcome of endeavours to change the health of the world, but are intrinsic to the pro­cess.

Art, music, drama, dance are not the peripheral effect that illustrates what is happening in our world, but are core to how we understand, experience and challenge what is happening. This is evident in the places where therapists in health are using arts to facilitate new ways of seeing, where social action is driven by creative engagement, and where arts are transforming environments.

This conference is for arts therapists, arts in health workers, social workers, psychotherapists, psychologists, creatives, entrepreneurs, health professionals, people who want to help people to engage in arts to change the world we live in for the better.

Confirmed Speakers:

Brunel University London & The International Centre for Arts Psychotherapies Training (CNWL), NYU, Pratt Institute and Edge Hill University.

  • Professor Thomas Betteridge - Brunel University, UK
  • Frances Bronet - President, Pratt Institute, USA
  • Special Guest Professor Art Robbins - Pratt Institute, USA
  • Professor Dominik Havsteen-Franklin - Brunel University, UK
  • Professor Vicky Karkou - Edge Hill University, UK
  • Professor Nisha Sajnani - NYU, USA
  • Associate Professor Linda Siegel - Pratt Institute, USA

Conference Programme:

*Full timetable and speakers to announced shortly. Pre-conferences: 3rd - 4th October 2019. Main conference: 4th - 6th October 2019

3rd October New York University, Washington Square, NY

4th October Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

  • Pre-conference: 9.30am – 4.30pm - Advanced Practice Day: Organisations and Communities in Transition (details to follow soon)
  • 5.30pm - Registration, information on local area and services
  • 6.30pm - Welcome and introduction to conference, experiential meet and greet session President Frances Bronet and Professor Thomas Betteridge
  • 7.00pm - 9.30pm Drinks and live music

5th October Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

  • 8.30 - 9.00 - Registration, information on local area and services
  • 9.15 - Opening Presentation
  • 9.30 - 11.00 - Keynote
  • 11.30 - Chaired Explorative Structured Discussions
  • 13.30 - Keynote
  • 2.45 - 4.15 -Workshops. masterclasses and presentations
  • 4.20 - Panel
  • 5.15 - Social Dreaming: Social Dreaming: Presencing Otherness and the Global Crisis

6th October Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

  • 8.30 - 9.00 - Registration, information on local area and services
  • 9.15 - Opening session short paper presentations with panel discussion
  • 11.30 - Chaired Explorative Structured Discussions
  • 13.30 - Keynote
  • 2.45 - 4.15 - Workshops. masterclasses and presentations
  • 4.20 - Panel
  • 5.15 - Social Dreaming: Social Dreaming: Presencing Otherness and the Global Crisis

These events will be linked with arts events in London, Dubai and China which will be streamed during the event. 

Call for Submissions - [Now closed]

This conference aims to address and respond to some of the major challenges of our time. We are faced with cultural, political and social divides and detachment from environmental catastrophe. Otherness appears to be a growing phenomenon in the face of which we build dialogues, network, take action and respond to where we are now.

We would like you to consider the following themes when making your proposal:

  • Global Health
  • Environment
  • Collective Trauma
  • Cultural Identity
  • Arts Without Borders
  • Ethics and Morality
  • Activism
  • Trans-professionality
  • Otherness
  • Unification and Diversity

The conference programme committee especially encourages proposals exploring applications of research and clinical application that has the potential to have a global impact; practice-based examples of working beyond borders, culturally, trans-professionally the experience of unification and difference . As in all previous calls for submissions to the ICAPT partnership events, we invite research that draws on a diversity of methods.

There are five categories or types of presentation for the 2019 conference:

  • Panels 

    The panel should include three to four presentations focused on a common theme. Panels with international representation and presenters at different career stages are encouraged whenever possible. Panels will be 90 minutes with a minimum of 15 minutes for open discussion. Each panel should have a moderator (normally the organiser of the panel or another relevant person).

  • Brief papers 

    Brief papers are 15-20 minute reports about ongoing or completed studies. Brief paper sessions will be 90 minutes and will consist of four short presentations, with 5 minutes for discussion allotted to each. The programme committee will designate moderators for the brief paper sessions. If it proves difficult to schedule all submissions of brief papers, the programme committee may request that the work be presented as a poster.

  • Structured discussions 

    These are meant to provide an opportunity for group discussion among colleagues on a theme relating to the conference. A number of persons should be named who agree to lead the discussion. Sessions should be structured by having each designated discussant give a position statement (of maximally 5 minutes) on the theme to elicit active participation from audience members.

  • Posters 

    Posters are appropriate for the full range of research reports, including completed projects, single case studies, pilot studies, and work-in-progress. They provide a good opportunity for detailed discussion with interested colleagues. Poster dimensions should approximate 32" x 40" (80cm x 100cm) portrait. Please keep in mind that many attendees will appreciate receiving a handout summarising your research findings.

  • Master classes
  • Keynotes

Submission Policies & Guidelines

The official conference language will be English; all submissions should be made in English. First authorship by an individual is limited to one presentation on a panel or brief paper session and two presentations in the poster format.

Programme submissions will be accepted via the form provided on request -  beginning 5th February 2019. The deadline for submissions is 1 May 2019. Notification of acceptance will be emailed by 15 May 2019. To submit a proposal please request the submission form from Donika at: global.arts@nhs.net 

All abstracts are limited to 250 words.

For panels, structured discussions, and preconference workshops, the moderator/organiser should provide an overview of the session as a whole. Brief papers, papers in a panel, and posters should be structured using the following headings: Aim, Methods, Results, Discussion.

If you have an idea for a panel or other collaboration, please consider asking ICAPT at global.arts@nhs.net to find colleagues with similar interests.

If you have any questions, requests, ideas or suggestions for the scientific programme for the conference, please email: Donika Hapipaj-Prapashtica donika.habipaj-prapashtica@nhs.net

Dates to Remember

  • Online submissions will be open from 5 February 2019 to 1 May 2019
  • Notifications of acceptance will be emailed by 15 May 2019
  • Online revision period: presenters will be able to modify their abstracts between 1 June 2019 and 1 July 2019 Programme planning committee: Dominik Havsteen-Franklin (programme chair), Linda Siegel, Mario Eugster, Claire Grant, Vicky Karkou

 

 

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