This year’s symposium brings together arts therapists, community artists and other arts practitioners and scholars to reflect on their learning and their unlearning as they navigate through the ongoing uncertainties of the Covid-19 pandemic. This includes a critical consideration of the impact of uncertainty on creative work with individuals and communities in relation to death, dying and loss.
The symposium will include spoken paper presentations and dialogues, live performances and experiential workshops. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in conversations and to network, as well as to access ‘In the making’; an online gallery of creative arts processes and products.
The symposium is a free, online event but registration is necessary. Places are limited to 100 and will be given on a first come, first served basis.
Donations are welcome
Jackie Stone, St Columba’s Hospice Care, UK
Mark Hazelwood, Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care, UK
Giorgos Tsiris, St Columba’s Hospice Care & Queen Margaret University, UK
Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Rachel Drury, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland & Children’s Hospices Across Scotland, UK
Victoria Kammin, University of Roehampton, UK
Bob Heath, UK
Noah Potvin, Duquesne University, USA
Food and virtual tour of the ‘In the making’ online gallery
Hans K Clausen, St Columba’s Hospice Care & Edinburgh and Lothians Health Foundation, UK
Anna Ludwig, Columba’s Hospice Care & Kilbryde Hospice, UK
Jenny Baxley Lee, Center for Arts in Medicine, University of Florida, USA
Marion Tasker, Mountbatten Hospice, Isle of Wight, UK
Katherine Walters, East Anglia's Children's Hospices, UK
A performance by Sweetshop Revolution
In October 2020 the first online symposium of its kind in Scotland brought together arts therapists, community, performing artists and professionals from different disciplinary spaces to re-consider what the arts can offer to people and communities when facing death, dying and loss.Read about our 2020 Symposium