The Nordic Arts & Health Research Network is a forum for exchange and collaboration of Arts & Health researchers within the Nordic area.

The Arts & Health field is an interdisciplinary field with many stakeholders including arts, cultural, social and health professionals. The focus in the field is on arts engagement for health and wellbeing purposes; aiming to build bridges between sectors and create collaboration using arts and creative activity in various social, educational and health settings.


The key aims of the Nordic Arts & Health Research Network are to:

  • Foster interdisciplinary discussion and co-creation of knowledge (experiential, practical, theoretical) within the interdisciplinary Arts & Health field
  • Provide a platform for collaboration in the Nordic context
  • Support interaction of Arts & Health research, practice and education
  • Promote the development of Arts & Health research and research methodologies
  • Serve as a platform for planning new Nordic research and RDI projects
  • Disseminate information about the Nordic Arts & Health research for wider audience


The network has been launched in 2019 in collaboration of six partners:

  • Arts Academy, Turku University of Applied Sciences (administrator & coordinator)
  • Centre for Culture & Health (NOCKS), Aalborg University
  • Primary Healthcare, Region Skåne
  • Royal College of Music in Stockholm
  • Volda University College
  • National Center for Culture, Health & Care, Nord University


The network is supported by the Nordic Culture Point.