In collaboration with MHA, CDAN presents:

Arts, dance, music and dementia: from Professional Practice to Social Prescription

Tuesday 27 June at Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Sheffield 10am until 5pm (registration from 9am onwards)

Over 170 delegates told us that last year’s event was excellent and urged us to come north, so we are delighted to hold our 2017 conference at Sheffield Hallam, a University that has an established track record in knowledge transfer and the development of professional practice across arts, health, care and business.

This conference offers a unique opportunity to experience the UK’s best practice and to explore how we can progress mainstreaming arts for people with dementia through social prescription. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn from music and dance therapists, musicians, singers, composers, dancers, visual and digital artists, actors,poets, film makers and more.

Go to cdan2017.co.uk for all the information you need

  • View the programme
  • Read the workshop summaries
  • Book your workshops
  • Fees
  • Exhibiting


A resident and staff member enjoying music therapy at an MHA home

A range of specialist arts and dementia books published by Jessica Kingsley Press will be available at the conference bookstall.

Stands available for groups and organisations wishing to exhibit.

Bring, share and take away your literature with fellow delegates.

CDAN is very grateful for the major sponsorship provided by MHA for our 6th conference – MHA is a national care provider with an outstanding Music Therapy Service – and their work will be showcased during this unmissable conference.

Creative Dementia Arts Network is a registered charity no. 1164942 and a company limited by guarantee no.08146958