ISBN: 978-90-810357-8-1

Finland - International Document

ELIA CONFERENCE 2018 Resilience and the City: Art, Education, Urbanism

Author(s):*Listed Alphabetically
Braidt A.B, Garcia Lopez A, Turner R (eds.)

Year of Publication:

ELIA Amsterdam

Publication Type:
Conference Proceeding


The ELIA biennial conference took place in Rotterdam in 2018 and explored four themes: Shifting Centres, Shifting Margins; Art and Social Cohesion; Art and Economy; and Art and Innovation. This publication contains many of the presentations from the conference.

On pages 95-106, within the Arts and Social Cohesion chapter, is a paper by Dr Kai Lehikoinen (University of the Arts, Helsinki) entitled ArtsEqual Policy Work: Towards Resilience and Social Cohesion with Cultural Rights and Cultural Well-being.

The paper presents two of ArtsEqual’s policy briefs that strive to enhance cultural well-being: one on the actualisation of cultural rights in social and healthcare settings, the other on the expansion of the percent for art principle. The paper examines how ArtsEqual’s policy briefs have informed decision-makers about equal access to the arts and arts education, leading to the implementation of recommendations. It concludes that research-informed policy recommendations, together with collaboration with strategic interaction partners, can open doors for the arts in health and social care settings.

The two policy briefs referred to in this document are included in full elsewhere in our Repository:
Lehikoinen, K. (2017). Enhancing well-being in social welfare and healthcare services by expanding the percent for art principle. ArtsEqual Policy Brief 5/2017. Helsinki: ArtsEqual
Lehikoinen, K., & Rautiainen, P. (2016). Cultural rights as a legitimate part of social and health care services. ArtsEqual Policy Brief 1/2016

Main Focus: Wellbeing / Quality of life

Research Purpose: Discussion / Debate

Art Forms: Multi-Arts

Access Type: DOI

APA Citation:

Lehikoinen, Kai. 2019. ArtsEqual Policy Work: Towards Resilience and Social Cohesion with Cultural Rights and Cultural Wellbeing. In A. Braid, A. Garcia Lopez, and Turner, R. (Eds.). Resilience and the City: Art, Education, Urbanism. Selected Presentations from the Thematic Mobile Sessions. 15th ELIA Biennial Conference. Amsterdam: ELIA, 2919, pp. 95-106