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Cultura e Salute

The Cultura e Salute (meaning Culture and Health) project, devised as part of the three-year partnership with the City of Lugano Cultural Division, is based on a growing body of scientific and clinical evidence, taken from WHO. The project was created to promote initiatives and synergies between the worlds of the arts and health to improve the quality of life and well-being of people in care facilities, in arts spaces and in everyday life.

The action lines of the project

University Course

IBSA Foundation for scientific research, in partnership with the City of Lugano Cultural Division, is promoting the first course on Culture and Health in Switzerland at the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI). The course is aimed at students of the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences and is open to the public.


Forum and Conferences

Within the initiatives promoted by the Cultura e Salute (Culture and Health) project, special attention is paid to the organization of forums and conferences open to the public. These events, featuring the participation of renowned experts and speakers, provide valuable opportunities to present the latest scientific evidence and best practices at the national and international levels concerning the intersection of culture and health.


Web portal

Culture and Health: the website that focuses on research, practices, and artistic and cultural projects for the well-being of people and communities.


Support fund

A fund to support activities and projects through partnership between those working in the arts and healthcare professionals.


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