Arts on Prescription - NDPHS

Arts on Prescription

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 for taking part in regular arts activities in group settings.

In the project Arts on Prescription, the project partners will jointly develop a model programme that is based on state-of-the-art evidence and experience but is adaptable to different local conditions and public health systems. The model 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 NDPHS is responsible for providing input and advice to all activities making use of the expertise within the Partnership, communicating and transferring project results to key stakeholders, supporting regional knowledge transfer, and taking leadership in the development of recommendations for national AoP support schemes.

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Arts on Prescription receives financial support from the Interreg Baltic Sea Region and is co-funded by the European Union.

  • Full name: Arts on Prescription in the Baltic Sea Region
  • Start date: 1 January 2023
  • End date: 31 December 2025
  • Financing agencies: Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme 2021-2027
  • Budget: EUR 3 510 000
  • Lead partner: Odense Municipality (DK)
  • Project partners:
    • Ministry for Health, Women and Consumer Protection of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen (DE)
    • Bremer Volkshochschule – Adult Education Centre/Ministry for Culture (DE)
    • University of Southern Denmark (DK)
    • Cesis Municipality (LV)
    • Saldus District Municipality (LV)
    • Westpomeranian Region (PL)
    • Media Dizajn (PL)
    • NDPHS Secretariat (SE)
    • Sunderby Folk High School (SE)
    • Norbotten Region (SE)
    • Turku University of Applied Sciences (FI)
    • Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (LI)