Programme: Nordic Arts & Health Research Network meeting on 11-12 May 2023, Malmö, Sweden
The Nordic Arts and Health Research Network will organise their next network meeting on 11-12 May 2023 in Malmö, Sweden. Competence Center for Primary Healthcare, Region Skåne will host the meeting, and the theme will be arts and public health. We will also carry on working with the theme of arts & health ethics. The keynote speaker on 11 May will be Professor Emeritus Stephen Clift (Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK).
We warmly welcome all network members to participate in two exciting days with presentations, workshops and networking opportunities together with your Nordic Arts and Health colleagues.
The network meeting is free of charge for the network members. If you are not a member of the Nordic Arts & Health Research Network yet, please register here: Join the network.
Sign up for the network meeting by 14 April: https://link.webropolsurveys.com/S/055761F7E0D9AF03
You can download the programme as PDF here.
Thursday 11th May
8.45 – 8.55 Registration
8.55 – 9.00 Welcome
9.00 –10.00 Keynote: Arts, Culture and Public Health: Passion, Scepticism and Critique
Stephen Clift (Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health, Canterbury Christ Church University)
There is much in the field of Arts, Culture and Public Health to be passionate about. The public health challenges we face nationally and internationally are immense and social and health inequalities are growing. We need to draw on all possible resources to strengthen our collective efforts to protect and promote individual and population health. Community assets provided by heritage, culture and the arts are potentially powerful resources to help achieve our goals. Considerable strides have been made in arts, culture and health practice and research over the last two decades. We should celebrate the advances made and the growing commitment internationally to the concept of social prescribing to improve health and wellbeing among those most in need of support. We need to be realistic, however, about the value of cultural engagement and the planned use of arts programmes for health and wellbeing. Can culture and the arts make a substantial contribution or is their role relatively minor? Can provision of opportunities for cultural and creative participation be scaled up and delivered equitably to begin to address social and health inequalities? In this presentation, I argue that our enthusiasm for the value of culture and the arts for health and wellbeing needs to be tempered by scepticism and informed by robust critique of existing research studies and evidence reviews.
10.00–10.15 10 years with Arts on Prescription: Lessons learned about collaboration and financing
Paula Bergman (Jönköping University & Region Jönköping)
10.15– 10.30 Prescribing aesthetic experiences as healthcare
Anita Jensen (Region Skåne & Lund University)
10.30–10.50 Break (coffee & snacks)
10.50–11.05 Relaxed Performance: Promoting Creative Wellbeing for All
Anita Salamonsen (UiT the Arctic University of Norway) & Ulrikke Benestad (Hålogaland Theatre) & Wenche Torrissen (Volda University College & Norwegian Resource Center for Arts and Health)
11.05–11.20 Approaching education through the senses
Eleanor Dodson (Høgskulen i Volda)
11.20–11.35 Psychodrama, aesthetic experiences, eudaimonic well-being and public health
Siri Skar (University of Agder)
11.35–11.50 Consent as an aesthetic experience
Karoline Dalby (University of Tromsø)
11.50–12.45 Lunch (served at the restaurant)
12.45–13.00 Music and wellbeing in a performative universe – promoting public health via arts in education
Anne-Lise Heide (NTNU)
13.00–13.15 Co-singing as musified togetherness for people with dementia and their close ones
Helene Waage (Norwegian Resource Center for Arts and Health)
13.15–13.30 Transforming illness experiences through a co-creative dance practice for your cancer survivors: a pilot study
Sarah Pini (University of Southern Denmark)
13.30–13.45 Magic, mercifulness, relatedness, and paradoxal revelations: Qualitative evaluation of social work and health care professionals’ experiences of reading and writing groups
Elina Renko (The University of the Arts Helsinki) & Jussi Valtonen (The University of the Arts Helsinki)
13.45–14.00 Engagement in cultural activity and public health. The HUNT Study, Norway
Bente Irene Løkken (Norwegian Resource Center for Arts and Health)
14.00–14.15 Break (coffee & snacks)
14.15–15.00 Discussion: Next steps for the Nordic Arts & Health Research Network?
Anita Jensen (Region Skåne & Lund University) & Liisa Laitinen (Turku University of Applied Sciences) & Wenche Torrissen (Volda University College & Norwegian Resource Center for Arts and Health) & Eva Bojner Horwitz (Royal College of Music Stockholm & Karolinska Institutet)
15.00–15.45 Workshop: How to critically appraise evidence reviews
Stephen Clift (Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health, Canterbury
Christ Church University)
15.45 End of day 1
15.55 Meet at reception to walk to the museum together
16.30–17.30 Guided tour at museum Tal R and Mamma Andersson exhibition Tal R & Mamma Andersson – Runtom Hill – Malmö stad (malmo.se)
18.00 Network dinner
Friday 12th May
9.00–9.40 Workshop: Everyday Aesthetics: Learning from Art for Life?
Max Liljefors (Lund University) & Peter Bengtsen (Lund University)
9.40–10.20 Workshop: Mapping “well-being”: A reflective workshop
Lisbeth Frølunde (Roskilde University) & Birgitte Henningsen (Aalborg University)
10.20–10.40 Break (coffee & snacks)
10.40–10.55 Do the new Norwegian Public Health strategy give new possibilities for the field of arts and health?
Marit Stranden (Norwegian Resource Center for Arts and Health)
10.55–12.05 Workshop: With curiosity and care: arts practice and research
Anita Jensen (Region Skåne & Lund University) & Liisa Laitinen (Turku University of Applied Sciences)
12.05–12.15 Next meeting and good bye!
12.15 -> Lunch (eat in or take away)
About the venue:
The network meeting will take place at Clinical Research Center, Region Skåne, Malmö (Jan Waldenströmsgata 35).