Monday, September 23, 2019 at 10:00 AM EST
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 3:45 PM EST

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Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
445 S Magnolia Ave
Orlando, FL 32801

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Heidi Gunderson
United Arts of Central Florida



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DAY ONE: Monday, September 23, 2019
8:00AM to 5:30PM
Reception: 6:00PM to 7:00PM

DAY TWO: Tuesday, September 24, 2019
8:30AM to 3:45PM

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Orlando, FL 32801

With the overarching goal of creating stronger and healthier communities through the arts, this conference is intended to connect people working and thinking at the intersections of the arts, public health, and community development. The event is a part of Creating Healthy Communities: Arts + Public Health in America, a national initiative designed to accelerate collaboration among the arts, public health, and community development sectors.

The two-day conference will highlight Florida’s leadership and innovation in building healthy communities through the arts. It will feature effective program and practice models, current research, and issues that affect the health and wellbeing of communities and will provide opportunities for dialogue, strategic thinking and learning. 

Registration Information

  • The registration fee is $160, including lunch and reception on September 23, breakfast and lunch on September 24
  • Registration will open June 15, 2019
  • Scholarships are available for students and members of local arts and community development organizations in Florida; e-mail Bridget Madden at bmadden@arts.ufl.edu for more information.

Conference Goals:

  • To convene professionals from the arts, public health and community development sectors
  • To share impactful program and practice models
  • To generate dialogue around key issues that limit health and wellbeing, including but not limited to, social isolation, equity, collective trauma, wellbeing and access to the arts
  • To provoke ideation, innovation and solutions to these issues
  • To stimulate new partnerships between the arts, public health and community development sectors in Florida and in the United States

Who Should Attend?

  • Artists, arts professionals, arts educators and arts researchers
  • Public health, community health, healthcare, social services and human services professionals, educators and researchers
  • Community builders, community development professionals, planners, architects
  • Social change agents and advocates
  • Educators, researchers, funders and policy-makers in the arts, health and community development sectors

Click here to visit the UF Center for Arts in Medicine website for updated event, speaker and hotel information!