The Competence Center for Cultural Well-being promotes and fosters collaboration among universities in the region, as well as the development of research, education, and working life in the field of cultural well-being. The Competence Center for Cultural Well-being is part of the collaboration between Culture Campus Turku and Health Campus Turku. The goal of the competence center is to strengthen and develop expertise in cultural and artistic areas, social and health sectors, education and youth sectors within the field of cultural well-being, and in the production of cultural well-being services.
The Competence Center for Cultural Well-being
- promotes operational conditions in the field of cultural well-being
- establishes best practices in the field of cultural well-being
- strengthens the identification of cultural well-being as part of residents’ well-being
- creates new interdisciplinary collaboration in education, working life, and research
- enables the use of various funding sources and creates new partnerships and international collaboration
- develops diverse competence and study modules to promote holistic well-being
- increases the amount of cultural well-being activities in Turku
- develops welfare services and new business operations and entrepreneurship that utilize the opportunities of culture.
Members of the competence center’s working group:
- Anna-Mari Rosenlöf, expert in cultural well-being, Turku University of Applied Sciences, chair
- Liisa Hämäläinen, lecturer, Humak University of Applied Sciences
- Juha Järvinen, rector, Turku Conservatory
- Liisa Laitinen, expert in cultural well-being, Turku University of Applied Sciences
- Liisa-Maria Lilja-Viherlampi, principal lecturer in cultural well-being, Turku University of Applied Sciences
- Heli Lempa, project manager, Special Projects for Culture, City of Turku
- Laura Päiviö-Häkämies, lecturer, Humak University of Applied Sciences
- Oona Tikkaoja, lecturer, Humak University of Applied Sciences
- Päivi Kosonen, docent, lecturer, University of Turku
- Heli Vaartio-Rajalin, associate professor in gerontological care, Åbo Akademi University
What is cultural well-being?
Cultural well-being refers to an individual’s or collective experience of how culture and art enhance well-being or are connected to it. Participating in art and cultural activities, both as an observer and creator of art, can prevent many mental and physical illnesses and treat and help manage several acute and chronic diseases.
We are open to collaboration!
Contact: Anna-Mari Rosenlöf, email@example.com, 050 598 5257