Home » ‘Can art on prescription make us healthy again?’ on debate at BOZAR
June 24th | 19:30 CEST
Panel discussion with Dirk De Wachter, Luc Van Gorp, Kristine Timperman, Nils Fietje, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven and Julie Rodeyns

After Cluj Cultural Centre and UGM, it’s now BOZAR’s turn to address the topic of cultural prescriptions in the frame of the Art and Well-being project. BOZAR is hosting a debate aiming to find an answer to the question ‘Can art on prescription make us healthy again?’ Workers, artists and decision makers are invited to discuss the topic, as well as best practices in different countries and potential recommendations for the cultural, medical and political sector.

If the corona crisis has made one thing clear, it is that we cannot do without art and culture to survive in this confusing and threatening world. Over the past few months, we have devoured books, indulged in binge-watching, or pulled old vinyl records out of the cupboard. Meanwhile, we were counting down the days until we could go to the theatres and concert halls again.

But can art really heal us? Would our doctors be better off prescribing a book or a film instead of pills when we are depressed or distraught, or have lost a loved one? The idea seems far-fetched, but in Great Britain and the Netherlands, this ‘medical’ practice is gaining momentum.

More info about this event here.

The debate was taking place in the context of the Art & Well-being project co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.