What can arts and culture do for health inequalities? Developing a Culture Strategy for Scotland


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Year of Publication:
2017

Publisher(s):
Voluntary Health Scotland

Publication Type:
Report

Abstract:

The Scottish Government is working to develop a Culture Strategy for Scotland. The last two Programmes for Government have committed to a Culture Strategy for Scotland, which will be underpinned by the principles of access, equity and excellence. The aim of the strategy is to position culture as having intrinsic value and highlight the contribution that arts and culture make both directly and indirectly to the health, wealth and success of Scotland.

This briefing  by Voluntary Health Scotland aims to capture the conversation that was had at a Cross Party Group in order to inform people of the relationship between health and culture and to form a basis for the continuation of the discussion around how they can influence the Culture Strategy for Scotland to better impact on people’s health and wellbeing by increasing access to art and culture – Voluntary Health Scotland is the secretariat of the Health Inequalities Cross Party Group. For more information on the Cross Party Group on Health Inequalities http://www.parliament.scot/msps/health-inequalities.aspx



Main Focus: Wellbeing / Quality of life

Research Purpose: Discussion / Debate

Context: Community

Access Type: Free Download

APA Citation:

(2017). What can arts and culture do for health inequalities? Developing a Culture Strategy for Scotland. Scotland:Voluntary Health Scotland.