A growing focus on Culture and Health
It has been 4 years since the WHO report came out highlighting the impact of the arts as a resource for wellbeing and health. What has changed since then?Read more
Get inspired. Culture: a driver for health and wellbeing in the EU
A new report from UCL (University College of London) reveals the incredible impact of the arts on health.Read more
Patients or people? Seven steps towards a paradigm shift.
The first step in this direction was taken by the Global Social Prescribing Alliance, created by the joint vision of 193 global leaders.Read more
Voices of Culture: The contribution of arts sectors to young people’s mental health
The EU Youth Strategy 2019-2027 has dedicated the fifth of its 11 aims to mental health and wellbeing.Read more
Music comes to care homes for the elderly and the musicians feel better.
Interview with Paolo Paloantonio, winner of the Culture and Health call for case studies with the research paper 'Art for ages. Music in the community'.Read more
Parole Fertili, an increasingly international project
The Parole Fertili (Fertile Words) project continues to evolve thanks to a collaboration with IBSA Foundation and a new story-sharing site.Read more
CultureForHealth: 8 major social challenges that art and culture can overcome
The first report of CultureForHealth (C4H), preparatory action for integrated culture and health policies, has been presented to the European Commission.Read more
What if growing old wasn’t boring. 20 suggestions for care homes.
Art and participation in the arts play a major role in fighting cognitive decline and promoting the well-being of older people in particular.Read more
Historic hospitals, resources for the future
There are several historical hospitals in Europe, care centres in which art has always played a vital role; they have an essential social-cultural value.Read more
Narrative medicine: from theory to clinical practice
Narrative medicine is becoming increasingly relevant among researchers and clinicians. Several projects and associations are offering new perspectives.Read more
Born in Music
Various international studies show the beneficial effects of listening to music during pregnancy for both mother and foetus.Read more
How to fight anxiety without drugs with 'social prescribing'
An increasing number of countries are fast-tracking policies to offer practical and emotional support to people through cultural participation.Read more
Nature and well-being: immersing yourself in a wealth of greenery to regenerate
Sensory interaction with nature and observing greenery in parks and forests is scientifically proven to be effective in alleviating human vulnerabilities.Read more
Want to think about your health? The doctor will see you in a library or museum
Clinics in places of culture such as museums and libraries. This is the initiative of the city of Turin.Read more
“The Michelangelo Effect” - Neurorehabilitation through art and virtual reality
Art has an extraordinarily beneficial power. Observing of works of art through virtual reality has led to improved motor skills in stroke patients.Read more
Nature, symbols and relation. Public archaeology as a therapeutic practice.
Community archaeology or action archaeology are terms that are entering the lexicon of contemporary archaeology, as a therapeutic practices.Read more
Well-being becomes a meaningful horizon for museums
From 31 January to 2 February 2022 the first international summit entitled The Museums, Health & Wellbeing was held, organised by MuseumNext.Read more
Call for Case Studies – operators and experts of Culture and Health submited projects that are currently being developed and implemented in SwitzerlandRead more