(C4H) Culture for Health

Nurturing well-being through the arts

C4H Report

Read our final report!

A report on evidence about the positive effect of arts and culture on well-being and policy recommendations for Europe.

About the project

'CultureForHealth' is a collaborative endeavor, uniting local and regional initiatives across Europe. Together, we champion the profound impact of arts and culture on physical and mental health, well-being, social inclusion, and a sense of belonging, both for individuals and the broader community.

The details

CultureForHealth aligns seamlessly with the overarching objectives of the Preparatory Action—Bottom-Up Policy Development for Culture & Well-being in the EU, which include:

facilitate the exchange of knowledge, experience and success stories in the EU related to the role of culture for well-being and health,

  • map the most relevant existing practices
  • improve the capacity of local actors
  • carry out small-scale pilot work on the ground
  • provide a set of policy recommendations on the topic

Extensive research: CultureForHealth researchers gather, analyse and structure existing knowledge and evidence about the beneficial role of culture for well-being and health.

Mapping: Part of the research aims at mapping relevant and good examples of EU, national, regional and local programmes and initiatives on arts, health and wellbeing. Find the mapping here.

Six pilot projects: Six experimental pilot projects in Denmark, Italy, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia are designed to test the feasibility of new ideas and approaches that have emerged from the project. All pilots are dedicated to the topic of "managing, treating or preventing" diseases. Read more about the pilots here.

  • Culture Action Europe
  • Trans Europe Halles
  • Central Denmark Region
  • The Northern Dimension Partnership on Culture
  • Centrul Cultural Clujean
  • Društvo Asociacija

TEH members involved in the pilot projects:

  • Truc Spherique, Zilina, Slovakia
  • Associazione Oltre..., Bologna, Italy

Our C4H Team

Strategic Director

Fairooz Tamimi

In my work I ensure that our partnerships and collaborations go in line with our main strategic axes and meet our members’ needs. My particular passion and focus is diversity, inclusion and SDGs and ensuring they are implemented in the daily work of the Coordination Office and our members.

Communications Officer

Volha Rudak

I run daily communications for Trans Europe Halles, both external and internal. I ensure implementation of our marketing and communications strategy, oversee brand consistency on all our communications channels; gather and analyse relevant data and work on the promotion of our main activities and events.


Funders and partners

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