ISBN: 978-952-263-625-6 ISBN: 1799-0351

Finland - International Document

Open your art. Final report of the Expansion of the per cent for art scheme (2016–2018) key project


Author(s):*Listed Alphabetically
Ministry of Education and Culture

Year of Publication:
2019

Publisher(s):
Ministry of Education and Culture Finland

Publication Type:
Report

Abstract:

This report from the Ministry of Education and Culture is in Finnish,but includes the following summary abstract in English:

“The purpose of the Expansion of the “per cent for art scheme” key project was to improve the accessibility of art and culture. The implementation was divided into development projects (14) and guided pilots (7). A recommendation given by ministers to municipalities and future counties on improving the accessibility of art and culture in social welfare and healthcare services was drafted within the project. In addition to this, the development work for indicators depicting the well-being and health promotion work connected to cultural activities in municipalities (the ‘Kulttuurin TEA’ project) was initiated.

The key project was assessed by the Cupore centre for cultural policy research. Pilots were assessed by Ramboll/Owal Group. Both assessments had similar findings. Art and culture as part of the structures of social welfare and healthcare compliment health and social services and make them more versatile as well as increase opportunities for the realisation of cultural rights in various situations in life. Establishing art and cultural activities as part of social welfare and healthcare requires more consistent funding from funds allocated to operational economy and special resources for novel development and pilots. In addition to this, we need to strengthen expertise within health and social services as well as social welfare and healthcare, and we need a shared understanding of the significance of the operations in terms of overall well-being. These observations have been taken into account in the further measures proposed by the expert group appointed to support the implementation of the key project”.

For further reading in English, please refer to other government documents, also included on the Repository eg:
Liikanen, Hanna-Liisa (2010) Art and Culture for Well-Being – proposal for an action programme 2010-2014. Helsinki: Ministry of Education and Culture.

Saarikko A., Tehro S. (2018) Recommendation for improving the availability and accessibility of arts and culture in social welfare and healthcare – including health promotion. Helsinki: Ministry of Education and Culture/Ministry of Social Affairs and Health.



Evidence Type: Policy Document

Main Focus: Wellbeing / Quality of life

Research Purpose: Discussion / Debate

Context: Community

Art Forms: Multi-Arts

Access Type: Free Download