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Culture and Well-Being

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Arts participation in communities can significantly influence social cohesion and wellbeing. One Nation/One Project aims to explore this relationship, as detailed in the One Nation/One Project Research Brief #1. At a time when Americans face significant challenges to their well-being, the bold new campaign Arts For EveryBody, aimes to demonstrate how the arts can lead to healthier individuals … Continued

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An expert meeting held on 15–16 December 2022 in Budapest, Hungary, on the value of arts interventions for health, focusing on initiatives for mainstreaming arts into prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases (‎NCDs)‎ in the WHO European Region. Participants included academics in a range of disciplines, civil society groups, Member State representatives and WHO staff. … Continued

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Staying in a hospital or undergoing invasive medical treatments can be a very stressful and frightening experience for both children and their parents. However, due to time constraints and workload in the context of medical care, pediatric patients and their families often receive only little social support. Healthcare Clowns visiting hospitalized children at their bedsides, … Continued

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Care is a universal human need that too often remains overlooked and undervalued. This is the reason why Beyond the Obvious 2023 centered around the concept of care. Care as a social concept, based on empathic and appreciative interactions, has the transformative potential to create a more compassionate and interconnected society. The Handle with Care … Continued