FSAH will be hosting monthly online discussions on a range of topics around how the arts can contribute to healing generational trauma, white lies we were told in our history books, intimate partner violence in South Africa, first nations and indigenous heritage in South Africa, and the PTSD culture in South Africa. These conversations will help us find ways we can navigate these spaces and allow us to more effectively know how we can begin interventions that will assist in select communities.
The FSAH programme compiles newsletters annually for the practice of arts and health in South Africa. This newsletter serves as a platform for artists, practitioners, researchers, writers, and organisations whose activities fall in the overlap between arts and health. The newsletter publishes engaging content about activities that interact with health communities, advocates in favour of well-being, or directly engages audiences with issues concerning the development of community health narratives.
The newsletter addresses the need to create links between the disconnected arts and health practices in South Africa to grow the practice and connect to audiences. With this, we also aim to increase the agency of the arts in the health sector, open avenues for collaboration, and collectively activate and raise the level of the local arts and health discourse.
To submit your articles and poems please email your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. The closing date for calls for the 2021 newsletter is 30 September 2021.