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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. 


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    The three federal cultural institutions are boosting their collaboration

    In response to the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Belgian National Orchestra, BOZAR and La Monnaie have decided to step up their cooperation, which began four years ago. Their shared objective is to optimise the use of resources, to continue to offer a high-quality artistic programme, and to strengthen relationships. The three institutions are also working on a joint approach to implement the health measures put in place by the government. The top priority for all three institutions is to ensure the well-being and comfort of their audiences and staff.

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  • Casse-croûte: bring the culinary BOZAR RESTAURANT experience into your home

    When confronted with the COVID-19 crisis, prize winning chef Karen Torosyan wasted no time in adapting to the new reality and launched his new culinary service, Casse-croûte, on March 24.  Now that the restaurant experience is not an option, he decided to bring that experience into your home and your kitchen. You will receive all the heating instructions you need to serve the different dishes. That way, even from a distance, the chef will guide you towards the essence of his cooking. Through an extensive assortment of choice dishes, chef Karen Torosyan will still provide you with a curated culinary experience.

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  • Call for teachers: Cantania

    BOZAR offers teachers and pupils a taste of the inspirational power of singing through the international Cantania project. Are you a teacher in primary education looking for a project that will sharpen children’s creativity, concentration, long-term memory and spirit of collaboration? If so, sign up for Cantania!

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