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2018 Events

4 January 2018

A range of interesting events happening in 2018 that might be of interest to practitioners, artists, students and administrators working in Arts and Health.  Keep up to date with what's happening and when its on with the Institute for Creative Health.  Check out our face book page and drop by the events page on our website every so often to see what's happening.

ICH Events Web Page 

Dance for Parkinson’s Australia
Teacher Training Workshop
3 - 4 February 2018
Brisbane Australia 

Get specialized training in an acclaimed, award-winning global program that helps people with Parkinson's experience the joys and benefits of dance.

► Learn best practices and evidence-based methods from experienced teachers. 
► Hone your teaching skills. 
► Deepen your knowledge with our specially-created modules and acclaimed interactive sessions. 
► Become part of a global network of talented, passionate instructors in 24 countries. 
► Participate in an actual Dance for Parkinson's class with members of the Parkinson's community.

National Dementia Conference 
15 - 16 May 2018
Rendez-vous Hotel, Melbourne

National Dementia Conference aims to improved the outcomes for people living with dementia and their families, caretakers and service providers. 

Now in its 9th year, the National Dementia Conference has grown to become the premier national gathering of those researching, implementing policy, advocating and caring for people with dementia. 

Agents of Change
Museums Galleries Australia National Conference
4 - 7 June 2018
Meat Market, Melbourne

Museums Galleries Australia invites you to take part in this significant national conference. Bringing together current and future leaders and decision-makers in museums, galleries and governments from across Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, the conference will be an outstanding three-day experience for all.

The MGA2018 conference will include a full program of speakers, workshops, masterclasses, social activities and extended tours, with multiple opportunities for interaction between delegates and sponsors and for showcasing products and services. 

13th International Conference on The Arts in Society
27 - 29 June 2018
Emily Carr University of Art + Design,
Vancouver, Canada 

2018 Special Focus: How art makes things happen - situating social practice in research, practice and Action.   Four key themes included within the event; arts education, arts theory and history, new media 

19th International Mental Health Conference
8 - 10 August 2018
RACV Royal Pines, Gold Coast, Queensland

This annual conference is now in its 19th year and continues to be the pinnacle event in the mental health industry. The Conference provides an invaluable opportunity to build relationships and to share knowledge, research and latest policies.

National Disability Summit
20 - 21 August 2018
Rendezvous Hotel, Melbourne 

This is a critical time for the NDIS and for every person it impacts. The NDIS is doubling the national investment in disability support and as it expands to additional sites, the industry needs to establish how it’s working in its current sites, with a keen focus on all the key players in the system; consumers, carers, service providers, government bodies and key associations. The 8th Annual National Disability Summit will review the progress and initiatives in supporting people with disabilities and their families to maximise independence and social and economic participation by creating greater choice. 

Artlands Victoria
Regional Arts Australia National Conference
10 - 14 October 2018
Bendigo and Castlemaine, Victoria

Celebrating twenty years in 2018, Artlands is the biennial event that shines a national spotlight on Australia’s regional arts. 

Artlands Victoria will be artistically driven and strategically distributed gathering presented by Regional Arts Victoria, producing art experiences across the state.

Scheduled by Regional Arts Australia to circulate around the country among its member organisations, Artlands was last presented by Regional Arts Victoria in 2004 as Meeting Place in Horsham.