‘PANDEMIC, WHAT’S NEXT? CHALLENGES IN MENTAL HEALTH AND ANSWERS FROM THE ARTS’
Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC)
WATCH AGAIN THE #ArtsAgainstCovid AWARDS CERIMONY!
Discover the winners at: artsagainstcovid.org
The world COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the need to equip ourselves with tools to reduce the impact caused by the pandemic and to help us effectively improve our health and our common well-being during and after the current social, economic and health crisis.
The Arts in Health International Foundation (AiHIF) has as its core mission to “foster cooperation between the cultural, social and health sectors to effectively improve society’s health and well-being”. To foster the potential of Arts in improving the health of both people and societies, AiHIF wishes to announce the #ArtsAgainstCovid Awards.
The Awards aim to acknowledge publicly those initiatives demonstrating the positive effects of Arts for health in cases where the individual and collective health of people have been affected by the current COVID-19 pandemic.
More info at www.artsagainstcovid.org
We all know that culture has the incredible capacity to impact us, transform us, to make us grow individually and collectively. A book that hits us, a music that activates us, a theater play that excites and makes us think, an exhibition that moves us… But beyond that intuition, can we go any further?
We are convinced that the arts have an incredible potential to bring us better health. We help to turn those potentialities into realities, into tangible health results. The introduction of the Arts in health processes is based on the assumption that human’s health not only depends on the various healthcare resources and professionals of the health systems.
To complement the health services network, the mobilization of arts-related community assets – conveniently aligned with healthcare activity – have shown that they can have a positive impact on the health / illness pair at both the individual and collective level.