ArtsEqual policy brief: Art in social and health care services
Photo: Juha Metso
People’s right to participate in the arts and culture as well as to develop themselves and their communities are basic cultural human rights.
Cross-disciplinary collaboration between the culture sector and the municipal social and health care sectors has proven itself as an effective means to look after people’s basic cultural rights and to enhance wellbeing. When the responsibility for social and health care services will be transferred to provincial authorities along with the ongoing reform (Sote), cultural wellbeing and cultural rights must not be overlooked in decisions concerning the field.