What is culture, health and wellbeing?

Sense Arts performers dancing at a festival at Birmingham Mac
Sense Arts performing at Birmingham Mac

Over recent years, there has been a growing understanding of the impact that creative or cultural activity can have on health and wellbeing.

Accessing the arts and heritage – and more generally working with our own creativity using our imaginations – can improve our health if we have diagnosed mental or physical health problems, but is also good for our health and wellbeing more generally, and for the health of our communities and society.