Call for papers: Nordic Arts & Health Conference on 21st May 2019 in Malmö



Nordic Arts and Health Research Network hosts an Arts & Health conference on 21st May 2019 in Malmö, Sweden with focus on Arts & Health practice – bringing together researchers and practitioners. We invite you to an exciting day with presentations, workshops and network opportunities with your Nordic Arts and Health colleagues at the Clinical Research Center.

Keynote speaker:  Norma Daykin (Professor, University of Tampere): The international field of arts, health and wellbeing: developments and future directions for research, policy and practice



We invite research papers, papers from practice and outlines for practical workshops.

Papers: Abstract with max 250 words (must include name and email on the document and specify if you are a researcher or practitioner).

Workshops: Please send a brief outline of your proposed workshop detailing any material that you might need. We welcome workshops that are using different art forms.


  • Arts and the community
  • Therapeutic approaches (arts, music, drama, dance, biblio-therapy)
  • Working with the arts in health (clinical and non-clinical), social and educational settings

Please forward your abstract/proposal to anita.jensen@skane.seThe deadline for the proposals is 31st March 2019.


Registration for the conference is open until 15th April:
(Please note that the places are limited.)


Further information:

  • Full programme will be released early April.
  • There will be an opportunity to publish your conference paper in the Nordic Journal of Arts, Culture and Health. More information about the new journal will follow soon.


Networking event for Nordic Arts & Health researchers on 22nd May 2019

In continuation of the conference, the network invites all Nordic Arts & Health researchers to a network meeting on 22nd May 2019. This meeting is restricted to the participation of researchers only. Themes/programme for the networking event will be announced in March.

Registration for the networking event is open until 15th April:
(Please note that the places are limited.)

Read more about the previous networking event in Turku, Finland on 7th Nov. 2018 here.



The conference and networking event are organised in collaboration with: Clinical Research Center (Region Skåne), Taikusydän (Arts Academy, Turku University of Applied Sciences), Centre for Culture & Health (Aalborg University), Norwegian Centre for Arts and Health (Nord University), Volda University College & Royal College of Music in Stockholm. The events are funded by the Nordic Culture Point.