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The Spaces Between: Equity, Voice, Agency, and Care in the Arts

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11:30 am - 12:45 pm ET
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This series is co-produced by Arts + Health @ New York University founded by Associate Professor Nisha Sajnani and Professor Phil Jones from the Institute of Education, Professor Ama De-Graft Aikins, Institute of Advanced Studies and Dr Deborah Padfield, Slade School of Fine Art, at University College London following a successful Grand Challenges bid. 

Questions at the heart of this series: 

  • What are ‘agency’ and ‘voice’? 
  • What is equity? 
  • What constitutes care? 
  • How do these relate to those participating in the arts in health or wellbeing contexts and in therapy?

Information about attending:  This series is open to anyone interested in these questions. There is no need to register. The seminars will be conducted in English and Zoom’s auto-captioning will be used. Each seminar is 1 hour and 15 minutes. Join live or view recordings through links with additional links added throughout the year

January 30: Voiced: Inclusivity, empowerment and wellbeing for a museum community with Maral Jule Bedoyan and Richa Mehta, Louvre Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 

February 7: Dance/Connect: Coproduction and creativity in research with young people with Dr. Katey Warran, Deputy Director of the Group’s WHO Collaborating Centre for Arts & Health. UCL and Dr. Laura Wright, Lecturer Childhood Studies, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom 

March 16: Co-production in practice and research: A new paradigm for arts in health & arts therapies? with Dr. Donna Betts and Dr. Val Huet, Oxford College of Arts & Therapies, US and UK 

April 20: Conceptual perspectives on interdisciplinary practices in Creativity, Arts, Culture & Wellbeing with Dr. Laura Huhtinen-Hildén and Dr. Sanna KivijärviMetropolia University of Applied Sciences, Finland

May 15: Creative and arts intervention network Latin America: A regional hub to connects arts and brain health with Prof. Augustin Ibanez, Universidad Adolfo Ibanez, Chile 

June 12: Supporting helping professionals through the arts: a multi-tiered approach to wellbeing with Prof. Vicky Karkou, Dr. Supritha Aithal and Dr Shaun Liverpool, Research Centre for Arts and Wellbeing at Edge Hill University, UK

July 21: Problematizing Wellbeing: Critical Feminism and Practices of Care in the Arts Therapies with Prof. Savneet Talwar, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, US, and Dr. Karen Wright and Dr. Toni Wright, Faculty of Medicine, Health and Social Care at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK 

August 3: Championing Arts in Health across Continents, Cultures and Communities: The Global Arts in Medicine Fellowship as a Case Study with Kunle Adewale, Nigeria 

September 12: With Care and Curiosity: Collaborative Action Research on Arts Practice and the Ethics of Care with Profs. Nisha Sajnani, Mauricio Salgado, New York University, and Colleagues, International 

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