Call for Proposals: Trauma + the Arts

Posted on August 6, 2018

The Philadelphia Higher Education Network of Neighborhood Development (PHENND) is honoring its thirty year anniversary with a conference titled Trauma and the Arts: Mobilizing Anchor Institutions to be held April 1-3, 2019 at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. The purpose is to create a forum for faculty, arts and therapeutic practitioners, and a variety of institutional and non-profit partners involved in arts and community engagement work in the city of Philadelphia and its neighbors to discuss initiatives, ideas, and possible collaborations around arts and trauma at the local, regional, national, and possibly global levels. We are inviting groups and individuals to facilitate and lead paper/therapeutic arts presentations and workshops; and/or propose site visits for their organizations/programs one day prior to the conference (April 1). This gathering will be attended by a global audience of 150-200 students, campus staff, faculty, policy makers, mental health practitioners and others who are active in education, community development, community service, service-learning, and campus-community partnership work around the arts and trauma. Over the course of the two days (April 2-3), a limited number of hands-on workshops and panels will be offered to participants to complement plenary sessions and panels. We plan a pre-conference daylong series of site visits within a ten mile radius of the city of Philadelphia that will bring greater exposure of the current therapeutic work, to host an ongoing blog about these initiatives, and to publish an edited volume coming out of the conference.

Deadline: September 28, 2018

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To see a preview of the full call for proposals, download a PDF here. Note: proposals must be submitted online.

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