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ArtsEqual policy brief: Art enhances well-being at work



Work-related burnout and stress cause enormous costs to employers and the society. The potential of art activities as a source of both well-being and productivity at the workplace hasn’t yet been sufficiently recognized or used. Art belongs in all work communities.

Traditionally places of employment have purchased art to be displayed at the workplace. There are also other ways to bring art into work communities. Artists and arts can serve as developers of the work community and enhancers of well-being. The writers of the policy brief encourage work communities to explore the potential offered by art and cultural activities.

ArtsEqual policy brief: "Art enhances well-being at work" (PDF)

Interview requests: Senior researcher Pia Houni, The Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, pia.houni@ttl.fi, tel. + 358 43 824 4501