Culture - Health - Disability
Culture - Health - Disability: an interdepartmental will that aims to take the best possible account of the artistic and cultural fact in health and medico-social institutions.
More than twenty years of action carried out jointly by the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Health within the framework of interdepartmental and regional agreements have made it possible to inscribe in many institutions a cultural policy of excellence at the destination health and disability audiences. Hundreds of projects have hatched over the years in health and medical-social facilities in our territories.
Les modalities are original in every case, but always based on the intervention of professional artists and the mobilization of cultural structures. All sectors have a vocation to be represented: the performing arts in all its components (theatre, music, dance, circus, street arts, etc.), cinema and audiovisual, digital practices, visual and graphic arts, books, reading and writing, heritage and museums, architecture but also multidisciplinary crossovers.
The forms may vary: from the workshop to the broadcast time, from the setting up of courses or artistic and cultural meetings to the residency project, each project is unique. The principle of co-construction based on a proven partnership between the institution and the artist or cultural structure and involving patients, users and families as early as possible, ensures the coherence of the project with regard to the issues and the public concerned.
The effects are clearly identified, and the benefits shared by users, professionals, artists and cultural structures. Thus, having the opportunity to start or continue your cultural life during your stay in a health or medical-social establishment is:
- For users, to be restored to its status as a citizen, as a person fully exercising his right to culture, at the same time experiencing his potential for creativity;
- For professionals, it means being able to create new spaces for cooperation, and for institutions to create living spaces, third-party spaces permeable to city life, participating in the registration of institutions in their territory;
- For cultural structures, it means responding fully to their mission of public service of culture, and for artists, it means enriching a creative approach, and renewing forms of intervention through the meeting of new audiences.
In these conditions, the DRAC intends to maintain in 2023 its support for a proactive and ambitious policy of access to art and culture for the health and disability audiences (patients, residents and users, professionals, visitors and families).
Aware of the multiple initiatives already existing and implemented directly by professionals, cultural partners and institutional partners (Departments in particular), the DRAC specifies its support by giving priority to support:
- actions contributing to the animation of the Culture-Santé-Handicap network (exchanges, training and sensitization, valorisation and tools)
- actions contributing to the strengthening of the accessibility of cultural structures
- to artist residencies
- the dissemination of short “impromptu” forms— Health Plains Program
Until 2020, the DRAC and the ARS were signatories to a three-year agreement aimed at developing a cultural and artistic dynamic within health institutions and institutions within the disability field and the exclusive competence of the ARS, to include it in their management and to anchor it in their general policy.
Partnership Agreement 2017-2019
Programme Culture-Santé Hauts-de-France 2019-2020