Presenter Spotlight: Joshua Vickery



Founder/Executive Director
Central Florida Community Arts

Joshua Vickery is a vocalist, actor, teacher, producer, musical director, arts administrator and conductor.  Joshua’s love of music and the arts has allowed him to have an incredible career thus far.  

He earned his Associate of Arts Degree in Vocal Performance at Indian River Community College, receiving the honor of Outstanding Fine Arts Graduate. He then earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in General Education/Music at Palm Beach Atlantic University where he served in various leadership roles.

Joshua currently serves as executive director of Central Florida Community Arts, an organization which he founded in 2010. This organization consists of about 1100 artists in multiple choirs, an adult and youth symphony orchestra, children/youth arts program, theatre, School of Performing Arts and arts and wellness initiatives.  CFCArts strives to make the arts affordable and accessible, and uses the arts as a catalyst to create change in the community in a variety of ways.

We are excited to have Joshua presenting on Day 1 during the Creative Caregiving Across the Lifespan Track!

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Registration can include optional overnight accommodation at the beautiful Atlantic Center for the Arts, but only for the FIRST 25 REGISTRANTS!

Guarantee your spot by registering TODAY!

Symposium Registration is Now OPEN

Learn, Connect, and Renew at our Creative Caregiving Symposium at Atlantic Center for the Arts!

Registration is NOW OPEN for our two-day symposium that focuses on caring for caregivers in the military continuumcreative caregiving across the lifespan, and self care.

In addition to presentations, panels, and other programming, Symposium Registration includes:

OPTIONAL: Overnight accommodations at Atlantic Center for the Arts, April 30, 2018

Day One:
May 1, 2018

1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Option to arrive early for Soundwalk @ 11:30 am
Cocktail hour & networking reception
OPTIONAL: Overnight accommodations at Atlantic Center for the Arts, May 1, 2018

Day Two:
May 2, 2018
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Optional yoga @ 7:15 am

See the full event description here!

NOAH Conference Call for Presentations


The presentation submission deadline is March 9!

Call for Presentations: NOAH is pleased to invite presenters to submit a proposal for its second national conference, Reimagining the Future of Arts in Health, as a track within the Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo (HFSE). The NOAH conference will investigate how utilizing the arts fosters health and well-being in medical and educational institutions, community settings, and through the built environment. It is an exciting opportunity for individuals and agencies to showcase their work, their aspirations for the future, and engage the field of Arts in Health.

The call is for 20-, 30- and 40-minute presentations that can assist attendees in “Reimagining the Future of Arts in Health”. All presentations will be presented to the complete conference audience.

NOAH seeks material that addresses one or more of these areas:

• Best Practices
• Research
• Policies
• Arts Improving Customer Experiences
• Arts Improving Community Health
• Arts in the Military
• Arts and Aging
• Arts Assisting in Life Transitions
• Arts Impact on Health Outcomes
• Adapting the Arts for Healthcare Settings
• Participatory Arts Workshops

Selection criteria:

• Meets ‘Entry Requirements’ as stated above
• Project design is informed by published research
• Project has a credible evaluation component
• Project design is sensitive to needs of target patient population
• Collaboration of project team with host institution
• Project is replicable
• Presentation offers new and fresh information
• Presenter has experience in the field

Important Dates

Submissions Open:  January 15
Submissions Closed:  March 09
Submissions Notified of Acceptance or Rejection: April 13





NOAH is proud to announce its second annual conference, Reimagining the Future of Arts in Health, to be held in conjunction with the 31st Healthcare Facilities and Design Symposium and Exposition (HFSE), October 8 – 10th 2018, in Austin, Texas.

This year they will be making many improvements based on the suggestions that 2017 attendees provided to us.  Some of the changes that will be implemented include TWO pre-conferences on October 7 that will focus on arts in public health and arts in healthcare management, as well as an additional space throughout the conference for participatory arts activities.

In addition to the Arts in Health track activities, conference attendees will have access to the keynotes, full breakfasts, luncheons, break refreshments, and Expo events with the attendees of the Symposium. 

Last year’s attendees said:

“It was wonderful to be able to meet and connect with peers and mentors from across the country;”

“I was energized and inspired by many of the presentations. I have come back to my program with lots of new ideas.”

Don't miss this opportunity to join leaders and peers in the field of arts in health for this opportunity to learn, share, network, and reimagine the future of arts in health!

Early Bird Pricing until August 3

$500 for NOAH Members
$600 for non-members

October 8-10
+ Optional October 7 Preconferences:

Preconference: Arts in Public Health
$100 members, $125 non-members


Preconference: Arts in Healthcare Management
$100 members, $125 non-members

After Early Bird Pricing expires, conference prices will rise to $600 for NOAH members and $700 for non members, and pre-conference prices will rise to $125 for NOAH members and $150 for non members. 

Find more information on their website!

Internship Opportunity with Arts for Health Florida!

Membership & Development Intern

Arts for Health Florida is an organization whose aim is to promote the use of arts for health and well-being statewide. We are currently seeking an enthusiastic and reliable Membership & Development Intern. This person should have a basic understanding of non-profit membership and development, as well as related database management, marketing, communication, and research skills.

Projects and Responsibilities:
Assist with membership fulfillment, mailings, and other related tasks
Reach out to individuals and organizations statewide to encourage membership
Help draft and send acknowledgement letters and other letters of correspondence as needed
Assist with managing and adding e-mail addresses in MailChimp
Research content for fundraising efforts, including grant, prospect, and membership research
Provide general administrative support as needed

Knowledge of Microsoft Office
Background in Stripe or similar database experience is preferred
Strong written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail, time management skills, and ability to work independently
Currently pursuing a degree or recent college graduate with interest in the arts and/or arts in health
Prior experience working in a non-profit

Hours & Compensation:
5-10 hours per week
This is an unpaid internship, hours could qualify for school credit.

Please send a resume and cover letter to:

DEADLINE: February 15, 2018

UF CAM Still Has Openings for Research Intensive!

Arts in Health Research Intensive at the University of Florida

January 29 - February 2, 2018

Presented by the University of Florida Center for Arts in Medicine and the Arts Health Early Career Research Network

The Arts in Health Research Intensive is designed to provide a rich introduction to the field of arts in health and fundamentals in evaluation and research. Across five days, participants will:

  • explore the development and scope of the field
  • consider the physiological, social and behavioural impacts of the arts in a health context
  • analyse research and evaluation methodologies that underpin the field
  • learn about practicalities, issues and methods in arts in health research
  • engage in group-based discussions, program and protocol development, and presentation

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. No research experience is necessary, and all levels of experience are welcome.

The program includes one week of on-site programming at the University of Florida and a set of online modules designed to be completed prior to the program.

Program Faculty:

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

Dr. Judy Rollins, Center for Arts in Medicine, University of Florida; College of Medicine, Georgetown University

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

Program Details:

  • To register online click here.
  • Program Fees: $920 for professionals, $650 for students. A 10% early-registration discount will apply for registrations recieved prior to November 8, 2017.
  • 2018 Research Intensive Schedule
  • Accommodations: A discounted rate of $85 per night is available at the beautiful Camelia Rose Inn (including continental breakfast). 

For more information, contact the Center for Arts in Medicine at or call 352.733.0880

Arts for Health Florida Announces Annual Symposia Dates

We are excited to announce that our 2018 Symposia will be April 30 and May 1, 2018 at Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, FL. 
We will be looking into Caring for the Caregiver, with a keynote address from Margie Pabst.
Major topics will include caring for caregivers in the military continuum, for caregivers of children and adults of varying abilities, and self-care for practitioners.
More information to come in January 2018!