Art and culture make a significant contribution to our health and well-being.  The salutogenetic effect of art is part of our cultural history. 

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Arts and Health for a

balanced life

Art and culture make a significant and joyful contribution to our health and well-being. The salutogenetic effect of art is part of our cultural history. Since the beginning of this century, Arts for Health has become an established term for artistic interventions that promote health and well-being in an integrative way. Arts for Health is a non-clinical, evidence-based intervention that focuses on the participatory, artistic process. Arts for Health does not claim to be of a therapeutic nature. Participants actively act as artists (in the making) and thus step out of being passive patients. Most of the Arts for Health initiatives are led by professional artists and are scientifically accompanied and evaluated.

The aim of ARTS for HEALTH AUSTRIA (AfHA) is to create a connection between art and the public health sector in Austria. AfHA sees itself as an interface between artists, researchers and health care professionals as well as a national and international networking instrument and information point for all those interested in this field.

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AfHA in St Pölten

AfHA in St Pölten

What a fantastic time! Our first station of the Kunst trifft Gesundheit (Art meets Health) tour around Austria was a huge success! On the 21st of May, we danced, sang, and shared our passion for arts and health at the Festspielhaus St Pölten. A big thank you to all...

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Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.

- Pablo Picasso


We are very excited to have been accepted as a member of the ARGE Cultural Diversity of the Austrian UNESCO Commission.  

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