Arts on Prescription in the Baltic Sea Region
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Arts on Prescription

PROGRAMME 2021-2027
priority
1 Innovative societies
objective
1.2 Responsive public services
Project type
Core Project
Implementation
January 2023 - December 2025
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Arts on Prescription

The project Arts on Prescription helps public authorities, cultural and health institutions engage people with mental health challenges in social and non-therapy art activities to improve their mental wellbeing.
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Project summary

Arts on prescription is a concept to improve the mental well-being of citizens. The idea is that people with a diagnosed mental condition such as depression, stress or anxiety, or people at risk of developing such a condition (e.g. due to loneliness) get a prescription not for medicine or therapy, but for taking part in regular arts activities in group settings. This has been proven to have positive health effects. The challenge that public authorities face when planning and implementing such a programme lies in the underdeveloped cooperation between the culture and health sector, the lack of knowledge on how to set up, organise and evaluate a programme and the lack of long-term financing. The partners of the project “Arts on Prescription in the Baltic Sea Region” will jointly develop a model programme that is based on state-of-the-art evidence and experience, but adaptable to different local conditions and public health systems. The programme will be piloted by local and regional public authorities in cooperation with cultural institutions and evaluated for its health effects, organisational set-up and economic benefits. The arts on prescription model is then transferred to other cities and regions who are supported with an online practitioner’s guide and a rent-an-expert programme. Moreover, the project will initiate a dialogue with national authorities and health insurance funds in order to improve the structural support and financing options for arts on prescription.

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Budgets

Arts on Prescription
in numbers.
  • 3.51
    Million
    Total
  • 2.81
    Million
    Erdf
  • 0.00
    Million
    Norway

Top news

News

Musical Vertigo in Chojna / 2nd pilot cycle finalised
Musical Vertigo series - AoP pilot programme in Chojna, Poland

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Arts on prescription - from concept to reality
From the animated concept to real life impressions of Art on Prescription programme participants.

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What about emotions? Musical Vertigo workshop launched in Chojna
The second series of Art on Prescription Musical Vertigo workshops for young people aged 16-19 ...

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AoP spreads its wings and goes global
AoP joins forces with the International Social Prescribing Community of Practice and the ...

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Cēsis and Saldus successfully completed 1st pilot phase
At the end of 2023, the 1st of 3 pilot cycles of the Arts-on-Prescription programme was completed in ...

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Review and exchange on 1st pilot phase - Transnational workshops in Turku, Finland
On 13-14 February 2024, the Turku University of Applied Sciences hosted the third transnational ...

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Moving from What’s the matter with you? to What matters to you? – Humanising healthcare through social prescribing
Arts on Prescrition in the Baltic Sea Region - a Baltic model of Social Prescribing

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Arts on Prescription in Bremen - an inclusive model
The first pilot phase at the Bremer Volkshochschule (vhs) started in October 2023. The Arts on ...
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Project partners

Lead partnerOdense Municipality
  • Town
    Odense C
  • Region
  • Country
    Denmark
  • Region
    Fyn
Total partner budget
598,486.44
Ministry for health, women and consumer Protection of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen
  • Town
    Bremen
  • Region
  • Country
    Germany
  • Region
    Bremen, Kreisfreie Stadt
Total partner budget
121,000.00
Bremer Volkshochschule - adult education centre/Ministry for Culture
  • Town
    Bremen
  • Region
  • Country
    Germany
  • Region
    Bremen, Kreisfreie Stadt
Total partner budget
339,510.00
University of Southern Denmark
  • Town
    København
  • Region
  • Country
    Denmark
  • Region
    Byen København
Total partner budget
385,755.00
Cesis Municipality
  • Town
    Cesis
  • Region
  • Country
    Latvia
  • Region
    Vidzeme
Total partner budget
225,991.20
Saldus district municipality
  • Town
    Saldus
  • Region
  • Country
    Latvia
  • Region
    Kurzeme
Total partner budget
221,991.20
Westpomeranian Region
  • Town
    Szczecin
  • Region
  • Country
    Poland
  • Region
    Szczeciński
Total partner budget
152,590.57
Media Dizajn
  • Town
    Szczecin
  • Region
  • Country
    Poland
  • Region
    Miasto Szczecin
Total partner budget
169,640.00
Secretariat of the Northern Dimension Partnership in Public Health and Social Well-being (NDPHS)
  • Town
    Stockholm
  • Region
  • Country
    Sweden
  • Region
    Stockholms län
Total partner budget
380,049.98
Sunderby folk high school
  • Town
    S. Sunderbyn
  • Region
  • Country
    Sweden
  • Region
    Norrbottens län
Total partner budget
245,735.27
Norrbotten Region
  • Town
    Luleå
  • Region
  • Country
    Sweden
  • Region
    Norrbottens län
Total partner budget
279,440.00
Turku University of Applied Sciences
  • Town
    Turku
  • Region
  • Country
    Finland
  • Region
    Varsinais-Suomi
Total partner budget
267,320.50
Lithuanian University of Health Sciences
  • Town
    Kaunas
  • Region
  • Country
    Lithuania
  • Region
    Kauno apskritis

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News

Events

18-20
June
4th Physical Project Partner Meeting of the AoP consortium
Project: Arts on Prescription
Physical Meeting
18. - 20. June 2024
    06-08
    June
    EX-IN Deutschland e.V. - Annual Conference 2024
    Project: Arts on Prescription
    Physical Meeting
    06. - 08. June 2024
    29
    May
    Kulturtræf 2024
    Project: Arts on Prescription
    Physical Meeting
    29. May 2024
    08:30 - 17:00 (CET)
    27
    May
    Measuring the impact of culture on wellbeing
    Project: Arts on Prescription
    Virtual Meeting
    27. May 2024
    17:30 - 19:30 (EEST)
    15
    May
    2nd German Social Prescribing Conference
    Project: Arts on Prescription
    Virtual Meeting
    15. May 2024
    12:00 - 18:00 (CET)
    25
    April
    Latvian Webinar - Referral to cultural activities
    Project: Arts on Prescription
    Virtual Meeting
    25. April 2024
    13:00 - 15:00 (CET)
    14
    March
    Arts as Public Health Service
    Project: Arts on Prescription
    Virtual Meeting
    14. March 2024
    14:00 - 16:00 (CET)
    06
    March
    Culture on Prescription Multiplier Event
    Project: Arts on Prescription
    Physical Meeting
    06. March 2024
    12:00 - 16:00 (CET)
    27
    February
    UBC Talks - Funding for innovative and climate-smart cities
    Project: Arts on Prescription
    Virtual Meeting
    27. February 2024
    09:30 - 11:00 (CET)
    13-14
    February
    3rd Physical Project Partner Meeting of the AoP consortium
    Project: Arts on Prescription
    Physical Meeting
    13. - 14. February 2024
    17
    January
    Culture and Creativity: Women Powering Tourism Transformation
    Project: Arts on Prescription
    Physical Meeting
    17. January 2024
    09:15 - 12:50 (CET)
    14
    December
    Annual Latvian Museum Forum
    Project: Arts on Prescription
    Physical Meeting
    14. December 2023
    09:30 - 17:00 (EET)
    11
    December
    CENL Webinar - Libraries: Unlocking Non-Visitor Potential
    Project: Arts on Prescription
    Virtual Meeting
    11. December 2023
    11:00 - 14:00 (CET)
    19
    October
    7th International Creative Congress Design Plus - Design by prescription
    Project: Arts on Prescription
    Physical Meeting
    19. October 2023
    19:00 - 21:00 (CET)
    06
    October
    Music and motherhood: health care innovation through the arts - WHO multi-stakeholder meeting
    Project: Arts on Prescription
    Physical Meeting
    06. October 2023
    04-05
    October
    Safe and Sustainable Baltic Sea Region for Future Generations - EUSBSR Annual Forum 2023 in Riga
    Project: Arts on Prescription
    Physical Meeting
    04. - 05. October 2023
    27
    September
    Localising the Sustainable Development Goals through Museums and Libraries II
    Project: Arts on Prescription
    Virtual Meeting
    27. September 2023
    06-07
    September
    2nd Physical Project Partner Meeting of the AoP consortium
    Project: Arts on Prescription
    Physical Meeting
    06. - 07. September 2023
    16
    May
    Approaches to culture and health cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region
    Project: Arts on Prescription
    Virtual Meeting
    16. May 2023
    10:00 - 12:00 (CET)
    11-12
    May
    Nordic Arts & Health Research Network meeting
    Project: Arts on Prescription
    Physical Meeting
    11. - 12. May 2023
    08:45 - 12:15 (CET)

      Videos

      Introduction to the concept 'Arts on Prescription'
      Video 1 of 6
      Introduction to the concept 'Arts on Prescription' (Polish subtitles)
      Video 2 of 6
      Impressions from the AoP pilot programme in Cēsis (in Latvian with English subtitles)
      Video 3 of 6
      AoP - Approaches to culture and health cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region
      Video 4 of 6
      AoP - Impressions from the AoP Partner Meeting in Szczecin, Poland
      Video 5 of 6
      AoP - Interviews with project partners: motivations, expectations, challenges
      Video 6 of 6

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