There is a growing acknowledgement of the strong link between access to culture & cultural participation and well-being. Yet this also often comes with a range of questions:
- What do we mean with well-being?
- Whose well-being is prioritized?
- How can culture and arts contribute to individual and collective well-being?
- And what does well-being mean in the context of the work of cultural practitioners, institutions and artists?
This workshop aims to create an courageous space to explore the questions above in an engaging and practical way, focusing on:
- exploring the relationship between arts, culture & well-being;
- practices for fostering resilience, self- and community-care, and well-being;
- tools for creating healthy and inclusive practices and relationships in the cultural/arts field.
It will be a holistic (we will learn with body, emotions, and mind); engaging (with individual and group practices); and imaginative workshop.
Liene is an anthropologist, cultural practitioner/artist, and facilitator, working at the intersection of arts, culture and holistic education for close to 15 years. Driven by the commitment to contribute to a world of justice and collective well-being, she creates spaces for people to (re)connect and live in greater harmony with themselves and the Earth. These spaces have taken different shapes over the years – she has curated events and co-run festival Kometa, co-started the educational collective new visions, mentors women in arts and culture; is part of an artist collective that creates immersive experiences and performances to explore the topics of grief and dying; and offers a variety of workshops that help explore challenges of our times in community.
Liene comes from Latvia, lived and worked for some years in Berlin, and now lives in Aarhus since 2021.