With an Open Call for projects, NDPC, NDPHS, EUNIC Global and Arts Promotion Centre Finland are launching a joint project “The Art of Staying Healthy”. 

In the project, we aim to foster collaboration between the arts and health sectors and to pilot initiatives that contribute to the health and well-being of people and communities in the Northern Dimension area.  

We invite organisations to submit ideas that explore how arts and cultural activities can be integrated into the provision of health and social care services. The proposals should engage specific target groups, for example, vulnerable populations, different age groups or patient groups.  

The successful applicants will be offered workshops and mentoring to develop their ideas and will receive a grant to pilot and implement project activities. 

Application details:

  • The Open Call including the application form can be found here.
  • The budget form can be found here
  • Project applications must be submitted by 19 July, 2021 via Google Forms.
  • Please find here information about the Open Call in Russian

The project “The Art of Staying Healthy” was inspired by the recent WHO report, which highlighted the important role of the arts sector in promoting good health, preventing mental and physical health challenges, and supporting the treatment of acute and chronic conditions. It demonstrated that engaging in arts and cultural activities can reduce loneliness and isolation, increase social cohesion, strengthen individual and group identity and help to address social inequalities.

“The Art of Staying Healthy” is a joint project by NDPCNDPHSEUNIC Global and Arts Promotion Centre Finland. The project is co-funded by the European Union.