Research Intensive

9-13 May 2022

Presented by the Arts Health Early Career Research Network, University College London, and the University of Florida Center for Arts in Medicine in partnership with Snape Maltings' Creative Campus 


We are delighted to announce the dates of our next course: 9-13 May 2022. Read on to find out more about the course. You can apply to attend by completing our Research Intensive application form.

The Arts Health Research Intensive provides a rich introduction to the evidence base around arts in health and fundamentals of evaluation and research:

- Explore the development and scope of the field

- Learn about psychological, physiological, social and behavioural effects

- Discover research and evaluation methodologies

- Discuss practicalities and issues in carrying out research

- Engage in group-based debates, activities and presentations

This course is suitable for anyone with a background or interest in the arts, healthcare, community health or social care, and research, and who wishes to learn more about the field and meet others who share their interests. A draft schedule for 2022 will be available in the new year; in the meantime, take a look at the timetable from last year.

No research experience necessary.

All levels of experience are welcome.


Program Faculty

Dr. Daisy Fancourt, University College London, UK; Director, Arts Health Early Career Research Network

Dr Jill Sonke, Center for Arts in Medicine, University of Florida​


Course fees


Professional full rate early bird

(until 28th February 2022) - £899

Professional full rate (from 1st March 2022) - £999


Student full rate early bird

(until 28th February 2022) - £629

Student full rate (from 1st March 2022) - £699

A small number of scholarships judged jointly on need and merit are also available. To apply for a scholarship, simply detail this in your Research Intensive application form ahead of the scholarship application deadline (28 February 2022).


Quotes from 2020

"It was a very well structured and complete one week training. Meeting the trainers, being able to ask questions and clarify issues directly with such important women in the field was definitely a privilege. Meeting all the participants, getting to know some of them better, making important personal and professional connections, and feeling part of a world-wide community is totally awesome. So many brilliant engaged beautiful people!"

"This is one of the best trainings of my life."

"The best part was the opportunity to discuss ideas with people who share a passion for arts in health from all over the world."

"The best part was the exposure to the breadth of the evidence base of the effectiveness of the arts to manage and prevent health-related issues."


Highlights from 2019

Dr Daisy Fancourt
Jill Sonke
Listening walk
Singing activity

Quotes from 2019

"The best thing was the people! Katey, Jill and Daisy, and the amazing delegates - I have been on various work related intensives but have yet to be amongst such an inspiring and generous group of people. The creative sessions to start the day were great and as the course progressed, made you really tap into how even short moments of creativity support your day."

"I have to see that the best part, though, was the opportunity to learn from Daisy and Jill first-hand and in person. The knowledge you gain in that time is not something that can be learned in a published article or online course. It was great being able to see the way they think and work through some of my ideas with them directly. It gives me more confidence to do this type of work in the future."

"I absolutely LOVE the approach of looking at arts in health through different lenses and disciplines. I think this is crucial for advancing and solidifying the field and am thrilled to see how established researchers go about it."


Quotes from 2018

"It was so helpful to have an overview of the history of arts in health and also learn about the differences between Medical & Health Humanities, Clinical Humanities, and Arts in Health."

"Fascinating presentation full of persuasive science, images, and videos! I feel so privileged to learn from Dr. Fancourt!"


Frequently Asked Questions

What accommodation is available near Snape Maltings?

A list of accommodation options, including suggestions for hotels and B&Bs in the local area is available here. We also have some rooms reserved for you at Elizabeth Court in the local coastal town of Aldeburgh. More information about this will be available soon.

What is included in the course fee?

Your course fee covers the cost of the course, your lunch and coffee/tea breaks, but you will need to budget for breakfasts and dinners.

What about international travel during COVID-19?

Only travel in line with restrictions in your country, and we will keep you informed about any changing UK guidelines which may impact upon the Intensive. In the unlikely event that the intensive is cancelled due to COVID-19, your course fee will be reimbursed. However, if you are unable to join us and the Intensive goes ahead, we are unable to provide a refund. Please contact us if you would like to discuss further.

Who should I contact if I have further questions?

Please contact Katey Warran, Programme Administrator, if you have any further questions about the course.