Arts in health is the field that advances the use of artistic practices for health and well-being, to stimulate a positive approach to health. While arts in health fields have been successfully established in other countries, the Dutch field is still fragmented, and its potential has not been fully developed.

This white paper is an intersectoral effort exploring the current state of arts in health in the Netherlands. The authors strongly believe that arts in health can help navigate challenges faced by our healthcare system in the coming decades, and we have formulated an agenda to establish a sustainable Dutch arts in health field.
Translated title of the contributionArts in Health in the Netherlands: A national agenda
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationGroningen
PublisherUniversity of Groningen Press
Number of pages35
ISBN (Electronic)9789403430812
Publication statusPublished - 2024


  • Arts in health
  • Healthcare
  • Artistic practices
  • Well-being
  • Creativity

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