talks & debates

2020 Conference for Health & Arts Decision-makers

This event is cancelled as we are currently closed due to the coronavirus crisis.

Discover how artistic innovation can address national health priorities at a day of discussion.

Since the landmark Creative Health report in 2017, the body of evidence and momentum around the power of the arts to impact our health and wellbeing is growing.

At this key event in the arts and health calendar, bringing together health and arts professionals, provocations for discussion include: ‘Scaling is a matter of social justice’; ‘Training to lay the foundation for growth’; and ‘Funding – who pays?’

This is the second national conference on arts and health produced by Southbank Centre and the third arts and health conference produced by Aesop (Arts Enterprise with a Social Purpose).

Presented in association with Aesop.

The day features keynotes, panels and conversations with speakers including Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, chair of the National Academy for Social Prescribing and former chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners; Tim Joss, chief executive and founder of Aesop; Soweto Kinch, the renowned jazz saxophonist and MC; and professor Suzy Willson, artistic director of Clod Ensemble.

Other contributors include Gillian Moore, Southbank Centre's Director of Music; Vivienne Parry, science writer and broadcaster; and Kevin Fenton, Public Health England Regional Director for London.

Additional speakers to be announced.

Dates & times

    • Fri 3 July 2020
      • from 9:00 am


Queen Elizabeth Hall


Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)


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Age recommendation
For ages 18+

A limited number of tickets are available at an early bird rate. If this price does not appear as an option when selecting tickets, the offer has reached its limit.

A limited number of free bursary places are available for people who would otherwise not be able to access this event due to financial circumstances. For more information and to apply please email with the name of the event in the subject line. The deadline for applications is Monday 25 May 2020.

Event information
This event starts at 9am and ends at 6pm.

Please note that this event will be filmed and photographed. Any audience members who are identifiable in any capture will be asked for written permission.

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