6 months after our first study visit, the partners are now ready for the second one, now hosted by The City of Malmö – City Archives in Malmö, Sweden.

On 27th and 28th April, project partners and welfare stakeholders are invited to discover the local best practices sperimenting the beneficial collaboration between Culture&Arts and the Health&Wellbeing sector.

For the occasion, the hosting partner has invited guests with relevant experience on the cultural welfare field, who will further inspire the partners in relation to the upcoming project activities.

Malmö Museums
Birgitta Kelly, Museum Pedagogue

The Museums in Malmö do not only display art and culture, but often involve educational activities including seniors and people with special needs, as well as being part of the initiative Arts On Prescription.

Birgitta Kelly works in the Museum Department of The City of Malmö as a Museum Pedagogue.

Arts On Prescription
Anita Jensen, Culture & Health Strategist in primary healthcare

Arts on Prescription (AoP) is a complementary intervention used to support people who are on sick leave due to stress, anxiety and depression and/or musculoskeletal pain, defined as participating in arts activities in closed groups, for 2.5 hours twice a week for ten weeks including i.e. song, crafts, drama and concert.
Patients are identified and referred to AoP by professionals in primary health care and outpatient psychiatric care.

Anita Jensen writes academic articles on Arts on Prescriptions in Sweden, but also in the other Northern Countries, being Norway, Denmark and the UK.


Dance for Parkinsons
Marie Norrthon, Project Manager Skånes Dance Theatre

A dance workshop for persons with Parkinson’s Disease: Dance for Parkinsons consists of classes where participants are empowered to explore movement and music.

Marie Norrthon is a creative producer with many years of experience in making culture available, creating meetings and enabling joint experiences. Her areas of interest are performing arts, art and culture in all forms, public service and accessibility issues, urban development, cultural planning, cultural planning and cultural policy.


Ed Damron
, artistic director, and Kajsa Littgren, producer, at Expressteatern

Expressteatern was formed in 1986 after studies at Écoles Jacques Lecoq “Mime, mouvement et théatre” in Paris. It created more than 40 performances, mostly for young audiences. They play both on their stage in Malmö and on tour, with the support of Malmö City, Region Skåne, and the Norwegian Culture Council. Expressteatern wants to create a theater that is simple and direct, that makes people’s dreams and feelings visible, using the physical theater traditions: mime, masquerade, clowning and commedia dell’arte.


The programme also includes visits of the Malmö City Archives, The Malmö Art Gallery and the Tuppen (The Rooster) – a meeting place for the elderly, run by the Health, Care and Welfare Department.

The City of Malmö

Malmö is one of Sweden’s largest and most densely populated cities. Malmö is also an interesting cultural centre, right on the border with Denmark, founded in the 10th century to monitor European sea transits.

In this context, The City of Malmö – City Archives stores the whole Malmö’s memory with archives from the city’s administration and authorities, as well as large collections of, among other things, family and association archives.

With its concept “Culture for the elderly”, the Archives develop collaborative work between welfare and culture administrations, with the mission to coordinate and make available a wide, qualitative, cultural offering for the elderly population in the city of Malmö. “Culture for the elderly” offers activities where the elderly both consume and co-create. To make this possible, collaborations with cultural institutions are developed and continuously developing, such as with Malmö’s museums, cultural schools, opera venues and other cultural institutions around the city.


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