ISBN: 978-952-485-918-9 ISBN: 1799-0351

Finland - International Document

Art and Culture for Well-Being – proposal for an action programme 2010-2014


Author(s):*Listed Alphabetically
Liikanen H-L

Year of Publication:
2010

Publisher(s):
Ministry of Education and Culture Finland

Publication Type:
Report

Abstract:

2010 report by the Ministry of Education and Culture in Finland as part of its new programme for Art and culture for well-being, presents 18 proposals geared to promote health and well-being through art and culture. These proposals are grouped into five areas as follows: legislation, administration and funding; cooperation between the public, private and third sectors; research and the knowledge base; education and training; dissemination of information.

In December 2007 the Finnish Government issued a resolution on a Government Strategy Document and adopted a Policy Programme for Health Promotion. Preparations were launched for a programme to enhance the contribution of art and culture to health and well-being 2010–2014. This was later named Art and culture for well-being. In September 2008 the Minister of Culture and Sport invited Dr. Hanna-Liisa Liikanen to conduct an expert review as preparation for the programme and set up a broad-based expert group to assist her.

The aim of the Art and culture for well-being programme is to promote well-being and health by means of art and culture and to enhance inclusion at the individual, community and societal levels. The three priority areas in it are: culture in promoting social inclusion, capacity building, networking and participation in daily life and living environments; art and culture as part of social welfare and health promotion; and art and culture in support of well-being and health at work.

Dr Liikanen put forward proposals for a total of 18 actions geared to promote health and well-being through art and culture. They are grouped into actions relating to five areas as follows: legislation, administration and funding; cooperation between the public, private and third sectors; research and the knowledge base; education and training; dissemination of information. The proposals are accompanied by a background report which describes the premise for the work and good practices relating to the theme and reviews the situation in administration and financing in Finland and some other countries. The report also includes an overview of research relating to the theme.



Evidence Type: Policy Document

Main Focus: Wellbeing / Quality of life

Research Purpose: Discussion / Debate

Art Forms: Multi-Arts

Access Type: Free Download

APA Citation:

Liikanen, Hanna-Liisa (2010). Art and Culture for Well-Being – proposal for an action programme 2010-2014. Helsinki: Ministry of Education and Culture.