The Culture for Health and Well-being Compendium – A Guide for Practitioners is Now Available!

The CultureForHealth report shows that there is a clear need for increased cooperation between the health, cultural and social sectors.

This is primarily due to the following two reasons. Firstly, the current health paradigm is focused on disease treatment, rather than on health promotion. Secondly, biomedical interventions rarely take into account the social determinants of health. Cultural interventions are particularly appropriate to improving health and well-being as they are capable of supporting these two important but difficult shifts at the same time.

The purpose of the compendium is to transform the recognition of this potential into effective action.

The Compendium is a very practical guide for those interested to design, improve or scale up effective cultural interventions aimed at improving health and well-being.

Rooted in the experience and knowledge acquired in the CultureForHealth project, the compendium presents models of cross-sector collaboration for setting in motion such projects in cultural institutions or health/care centers, focuses on the skills and competences required from the professionals engaged in delivering interventions, and offers guidance to implement sustainable culture-based solutions for well-being and health.

Download the Compendium here.

Watch the recording of the “Webinar on the Culture for Health and Well-being Compendium”.


 #CultureForHealth is a project co-funded by the European Commission and implemented by Culture Action Europe (the project manager), Trans Europe Halles, Region Midtjylland, Centrul Cultural Clujean, Društvo Asociacija and us – the Northern Dimension Partnership on Culture. More info: