Home » Research Report: Art consumption and well-being during Covid-19 pandemic

This research was carried out this year by the Cluj Cultural Centre (RO) and Fondazione Bruno Kessler (IT), in collaboration with BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts (BE) and UGM Maribor Art Gallery (SI), within the Art & Well-being Project. The research explores engagement in cultural activities with reference to well-being and health during the Covid 19 pandemic.

In recent years, there has been a major increase in evidence on the impact of the arts on health and well-being. This report brings a new perspective on how arts influence well-being during a crisis period, such as the Covid 19 pandemic.

An aspect emphasized by this research is that during Covid-19 pandemic art consumption increased compared to the period before, with people stating that art helps them feel better and become relaxed. Besides the results emphasized by this research and other studies, the beneficial role of the arts for well-being could be furthered through promoting arts engagement at the individual, local and national levels and by supporting cross-sectoral collaboration.

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