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In addition to our virtual Arts for Mental Health Conference, wehosted a number of pre-conference events to inspire conversation, collect resources, and inform the conference.

Arts + Mental Health Datathon

September 7-9, 2021

The Arts + Mental Health Datathon was a three-day event that ran September 7-9, 2021 to collect research, resources, and projects that pertain to arts and mental health. Our goal, to collect the data in a central repository and make it available to artists, health care providers, and the public. This data will help inform the conference content and stimulate thoughtful conversation that will be carried through into the Arts for Mental Health Conference.

Pre-Conference Conversation

September 15, 2021

Attendance by invitation only

The A4MH Pre-Conference Conversation was a 1 hour gathering on September 15, 2021 from 2-3 PM (EDT). There are SO many innovative ideas on how the arts can have a positive impact on mental health and ways in which the arts and health sector can work together to bring some of these ideas into fruition. This conversation brought together thought leaders chosen for their expertise and advice to discuss these ideas and impacts.

Doctor Dinner

September 23, 2021

Attendance by invitation only

The Doctor Dinner was a 1 hour gathering on September 23, 2021 hosted by Dr. Colin Saldanha. Produced by MAC and Mass Culture, this dinner had 6 prominent doctors attend to share their knowledge, experiences, and ideas for how to incorporate the arts into their own medical practices and treatments. This dinner conversation informed the Arts for Mental Health Conference breakout room discussions.