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President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday said government was taking necessary measures in promoting the arts and culture sector as part of the resuscitation of the economy.
Creative New Zealand welcomes the return of a formal well-being focus for local government, through the Local Government (Community Well-being) Amendment Bill which became law this week. The new law has seen the four aspects of community well-being – cultural, social, environmental and economic – brought back into the Local Government Act.
Art and culture have a central role in Norwegian democracy. This also shows in the cultural policy debate in Parliament today, says Kristin Danielsen, Director of Arts Council Norway.
A new project will investigate new ideas for how the arts can play an “impactful and sustainable” role in health and wellbeing.
A study of 50,000 people found that regardless of skill level, taking part in activities like painting, pottery or music helps people manage their emotions, build confidence and explore solutions to problems.
People with dementia can flourish and show creativity in ways they, their caregivers and loved ones never thought possible. Under the guidance of a trained therapist, creative arts therapies use painting, drama, dance and music to help improve quality of life for people with dementia.