Nordic Arts & Health Research Network meeting 2nd – 3rd November 2021 (online)



The Nordic Arts & Health Research Network organises their next network meeting 2nd – 3rd November 2021. The network meeting is organised online via Zoom with the theme Evaluation of Arts & Health Activities.

We warmly welcome you to join the event with keynotes, presentations, workshops and networking opportunities together with your Nordic Arts & Health colleagues. The programme is open for all Nordic Arts & Health practitioners and researchers who are interested in the theme of arts and health evaluations.

The programme starts both days at 9am (CET).


Sign up for the network meeting before 25th October 2021

You can download the programme here.




Tuesday 2nd November 


9.00 – 9.15                            Welcome

9.15 – 10.15                            Keynote: Norma Daykin: Addressing research and evaluation challenges in creativity, health and wellbeing?

10.15 10.30                          Break 

10.30 10.50                         Anna Paldam Folker & Mette Marie Kristensen: What are the relevant endpoints of arts and health projects? Do we always evaluate the right dimensions? (RESEARCH)

10.50 11.10                          Dohee Lee & Masood Masoodian: A systematic co-creative approach to evaluating arts and health interventions for creative well-being of older adults (RESEARCH) 

11.10 11.20                           Break 

11.20 12.00                         Leah Burns: Workshop on creative evaluation methods

12.00 12.10                         Anita Jensen: Evaluation guide + summary of the day



Wednesday 3rd November 


9.00 9.05                             Welcome

9.05 9.45                             Lieke de Kock & Barbara Groot & Janine Schrijver & Tineke Abma: Reflections on a national arts in long-term care participatory study: creating space for affect in evaluation (WORKSHOP)

9.45 10.00                           Break

10.00 10.20                         Mette Marie Kristensen: Shared Reading as Mental Health Promotion Among Newly Retired Men: Design of a feasibility study (RESEARCH)

10.20 10.40                         Birgit Bundesen & Anna Rieder: REWRITALIZE – Conceptual challenges in the development and evaluation of participatory creative writing groups in mental health care (PRACTICE)

10.40 11.00                         Break (& online mingling with network members)

11.00 11.20                          Taru Tähti & Sari Laitinen: Promoting cultural wellbeing in hospitals / Wellbeing project evaluation (PRACTICE)

11.20 11.30                          Final words & next meeting