Arts and Health Thematic Area
This thematic area is the newest one, as it was set up at ENCATC Annual Conference in Barcelona in 2009.
Pia STRANDMAN, senior lecturer of the Cultural Management Degree Programme at Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences and ENCATC board member since May 2007, is the Chair of the ARTS and HEALTH Thematic Area.
The first Experts’ Meeting was organised in Paris, in April 2010, by invitation of the organisation Musique & Santé.
A meeting was also held in connection of the ENCATC Annual Conference in Brussels, in October 2010 and the next one will be at the 2011 ENCATC Annual Conference in Helsinki on October 12-14th 2011.
At the moment there is a major mapping work in process. Firstly, a very basic question is how to train arts/cultural practitioners to work within healthcare settings. What kind of approaches, qualifications, skills and competencies are needed to work in the context? We are focusing on good practices and existing curricula, both in basic education as well as in adult and continuing education. Secondly, there is major interest in entrepreneurial activities and in the well-being industry. How to develop service concepts and products between cultural and social and health care sector, for audiences which don’t have access to culture due to their condition or hospitalization. Art can be approached as a consumer service also in this context. Who is the customer? As to the activities during the next coming year, also a bibliography will be finished.
More information about the mapping work will be published soon on our BLOG!
All Arts and Health publications can be found on the blog of our Thematic Area.
This publication is based on the presentations at our first experts’ meeting in Paris, at Musique & Santé.