NOAH is pleased to invite presenters to submit a proposal for its third national conference, Creating Community Through Arts in Health. The NOAH conference will investigate how utilizing the arts in healthcare and well-being can create community.
The call is for 20-, 30-, and 40-minute presentations, posters, and 30-minute interactive arts activities that portray or advance the concept of “Creating Community Through Arts in Health”. Proceedings will be made available online to the public following the conference.

NOAH seeks material sourced from the following areas:
Arts in Public Health
Arts in Healthcare Settings
Arts/Humanities in Medical Education
Arts/Design in Healing Environments

We seek examples of:
Diversity and Inclusion in Arts in Health
Best Practices
Research
Policies
Arts Improving Individual and Collective Experience
Arts with Aging, Military, and Marginalized Populations
Arts Addressing Caregiver/First Responder Burnout
Arts Assisting in Life Transitions
Arts Impact on Health Outcomes

Selection Criteria:
Project is replicable
Project has a credible evaluation component
Project design is informed by published research
Project design is sensitive to needs of target population
Project references at least one code or standard from NOAH’s
Code of Ethics and Standards for Arts in Health Professionals
Collaboration between multiple stakeholders is demonstrated
Presentation offers new and fresh information
Presenter has experience in the field

As part of NOAH’s commitment to advance diversity and inclusion in the field of arts in health, we aim to amplify traditionally underrepresented voices. Applicants are encouraged to share if they identify with one or more historically marginalized groups (examples include but are not limited to Immigrant, Indigenous, International, LGBTQIA, Person of Color, Person with Disability, Person of Size, Socioeconomic Disadvantage).
This is not a requirement for submitting a proposal, but NOAH encourages applicants who come from one or more of these historically marginalized populations.

Important Dates:
Submissions Open: March 18
Submissions Closed: April 15, 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Submissions Notified of Acceptance or Rejection: May 15
LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

Conference Location and Dates:
Boston, Massachusetts
Pre-Conference: September 16, 2019
Conference: September 17-19, 2019

VISIT THE NOAH CONFERENCE PAGE FOR UPDATES AND INFORMATION

To Submit a Presentation Proposal:
Proposals should be no longer than 500 words and list 3 learning objectives for the presentation. A clear connection between the conference theme and the proposal must be made.

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT A PRESENTATION PROPOSAL

To Submit a Poster Proposal:
A poster should contain a project or paper summary that can be clearly demonstrated on a 48”x36” surface.
Proposals may include a combination of text, photos, illustrations, and rendering.

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT A POSTER PROPOSAL

To Submit an Interactive Arts Activity Proposal:
Abstracts should be no longer than 500 words and describe:
1. The interactive activity offered
2. How the project is connected to the conference theme and suited for healthcare settings
3. A supply list

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT AN INTERACTIVE ACTIVITY PROPOSAL

Note:
NOAH is unfortunately unable to offer complementary registration or compensation to presenters. Non-NOAH members are welcome to apply to present, but if presentations are selected, they are asked to become members before the NOAH conference.