Value of the arts
The World Health Organization published its first research report on the links between art, health and wellbeing on November 11, 2019 in Helsinki.
Over the past two decades, there has been a major increase in research into the effects of the arts on health and well-being, alongside developments in practice and policy activities in different countries across the WHO European Region and further afield. This report synthesizes the global evidence on the role of the arts in improving health and well-being, with a specific focus on the WHO European Region.
The cultural field was expressed by the National Assembly deputies in a session with Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on the afternoon of November 8.
“It is the artists who lead us culturally, and your success at running an arts organisation highly depends on your ability to tune in on what those artists are saying.” Adrian Collette, CEO of the Australia Council for the Arts is a strong believer in the the power of artists to teach us to challenge our perceptions on life and society.
Despite living in an age of uncertainty, Australia Council CEO, Adrian Collette is convinced that there is reason to be hopeful. His keynote address from Artstate Tamworth explains why.
We live in ‘Liquid Times’ – a great metaphor, coined by the late Zygmunt Bauman to describe modern society. A society incapable of maintaining its form, a society where old social bonds are being replaced by more fluid, and flexible forms of identity and association giving rise at once to more individualised, and more globalised lives that drive us through uncertainty, to become more adaptable.