Cutting, Tearing & Slicing: Art and Art Therapy in the Age of Austerity
About the event
With keynote speaker Chrissie Tiller, one of the UK’s leading participatory arts critical theorists
The Arts Team at St Christopher’s are putting on their third ‘Facing Death Creatively’ conference to explore how the arts can be used to make sense of and provide comfort at the end of life and in bereavement.
The focus of this year’s conference will be ‘Cutting, Tearing and Slicing: Art and art therapies in the age of austerity’, exploring mixed media approaches to arts in end of life care.
This conference will ask and seek to answer key thematic questions through discussion and presentations:
- How do the Creative Arts survive and thrive amidst the financial crisis?
- How and where do we find creative solutions to working with less support?
- How can we share knowledge and resources to improve resilience?
- How do we remain positive about the work when the arts are sidelined?
- How do we keep the Creative Arts a central part of good palliative care in the current financial and political climate?
- How do we come together when the dominant dialogue is about ‘othering’?
Our keynote speaker is one of the UK’s leading participatory arts critical theorists, Chrissie Tiller. There will be opportunities to share creative practice in a variety of disciplines and learn new methods and methodologies. The day will finish with a wine and canapés social hour.
There are a limited number of reduced price places for Arts Therapy Students. For more information and how to apply for a student place, please contact the Education Team by email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who is it for?
The day is aimed at Arts Therapists, trainees, socially-engaged artists and palliative care practitioners involved in working with people facing death and their families and communities. We also
host medical, nursing and social work professionals as well as their students.
Our keynote speaker is one of the UK’s leading participatory arts critical theorists Chrissie Tiller.