Culture and Health

CultureForHealth Report: Culture’s contribution to health and well-being

A report on evidence and policy recommendations for Europe

CultureForHealth is a project co-funded by the European Commission that aims to unite EU health, cultural and social policies at regional and local level.
The C4H report presents a review of existing evidence on the positive effect of arts and cultural activities on health and wellbeing and leads to cross-sectoral policy recommendations at European level. The report highlights the relationships between cultural participation and artistic expression and the improvement of quality of life, general and psychological wellbeing and the development of cognitive, emotional and social skills. Mapping more than 800 active cross-sectoral projects, the report highlights public health priorities and that culture should be an integral part of the EU health strategy and needs investment in research to promote individual and social wellbeing across the EU.