Although the contribution of the arts to wellbeing is long established, we are not sure of its impact during lockdown. You can help European research better understand its impact on your heath by answering a few questions.
How do the arts contribute to our wellbeing? This question has been explored in the last few years in a range of studies that have revealed the beneficial effect of arts in this regard. The current situation has changed what we thought we knew about our way of life, and this “new normal” has a direct impact on our health and wellbeing. As part of the European Art and Wellbeing project, BOZAR has worked in conjunction with the Cluj Cultural Centre (Romania), UGM (Slovenia) and the Bruno Kessler Foundation (Italy) to develop research which aims to examine the relationships between people and the arts in the specific context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This research seeks to explore new themes, such as “Who has had interaction with the arts during the pandemic?”, “How are people feeling at the moment?”, “What have been, or are, the adaptions or strategies developed during the pandemic?” or even, “Are people aware that art contributes to our wellbeing?”.
We ask you to please spend 10 minutes reflecting on how you have felt during the lockdown months and to share your experience by filling out the questionnaire. The information you provide is entirely confidential and is used for research purposes only. We ask that you complete the questionnaire before 20 May, 2020, and encourage you to invite friends, family and acquaintances to fill it out as well.