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Art and tradition not solely encourage and stimulate creativity, additionally they have a tangible influence on folks's bodily and psychological well being. This is confirmed by an exhaustive research by the World Health Organization (WHO), which highlights the effectiveness of creative interventions as a complement to standard biomedical remedies.

The relationship between artwork and well being is just not a latest discovery. In Spain, the Cultura en Vena Foundation has been spreading tradition in locations the place it doesn’t normally attain for years. They carry artwork and music to healthcare settings and communities vulnerable to depopulation and examine the advantages these creative practices have on the well being and well-being of those that obtain them.

Culture in Vena is a part of the marketing campaign Culture with Impact, promoted by Reale Seguros by way of the Reale Foundation. Its goal is to focus on and promote tasks that use the transformative energy of tradition in society, specializing in three areas: well being, social inclusion and employment era.

We perform essential curatorial work, creating texts that join artworks with well being and well-being, in addition to providing cultural mediation in healthcare areas to facilitate better accessibility of content material to all kinds of audiences.

Juan Alberto García de Cubas, president and director of Culture in Vena

Social influence of tradition

Reale Foundation collaborates with Cultura en Vena in two tasks: Ambulatory Art y Resident In-House Musicians (MIR). Pilar Suárez-Inclán, director of Reale Foundation in Spain, explains that each organizations “share objectives of supporting and accompaniment to groups in vulnerable situations through innovative and highly creative projects and initiatives.”

“The help of the Reale Foundation is absolutely essential to be able to carry out our programs,” explains Juan Alberto García de Cubas, president and director of Culture at Vena. “The support it provides us goes far beyond the mere economic contribution: it is intelligent philanthropy, based on the conviction that culture has a potential for social impact that is difficult to match,” he highlights.

Goya, within the hospital foyer

Ambulatory Art It is a program of momentary and touring exhibitions by way of the community of Spanish Health hospitals and rural communities vulnerable to depopulation. In these interventions, Cultura en Vena creates new areas within the healthcare surroundings, in lobbies, ready rooms, throughout the day hospital and within the rooms.

Patients from the Miguel Servet hospital (Zaragoza).  On the wall, reproduction of 'Children with a Mastiff' (1786), a work by Francisco de Goya.
Patients from the Miguel Servet hospital (Zaragoza). On the wall, replica of 'Children with a Mastiff' (1786), a piece by Francisco de Goya.

The foremost beneficiaries of those creative manifestations are sufferers, their households and well being and hospital workers. “We carry out important curatorial work, creating texts that connect works of art with health and well-being, as well as offering cultural mediation in healthcare spaces to facilitate greater accessibility of content to all types of audiences,” summarizes García de Vats.

Healing melodies

After 4 years observing the good results of dwell music on sufferers throughout interventions carried out in hospitals by the Música en Vena affiliation, its then director, Juan Alberto García de Cubas, promoted a analysis venture to scientifically help these results. This is how the Project was born in 2016 MIR: Resident Internal Musicians, whose terminology, parallel to that of Resident Intern Doctor, refers back to the insertion of the skilled musician as a part of the hospital workers.

This venture, says the president and director of Culture at Vena, not solely goals to exhibit the optimistic results of music on well being: “It also aims to implement the WHO guidelines based on clinical studies [ya mencionados] and generate new professional circuits for unemployed musicians.”

The use of music as remedy goals to enhance sufferers' hospital expertise and promote their bodily and emotional well-being. Furthermore, by integrating music into the illness course of, the notion of the standard of medical care by sufferers, relations, and healthcare personnel is improved.

Panels with artistic works, in the Emergency area of ​​the San Carlos Clinical Hospital (Madrid).
Panels with creative works, within the Emergency space of ​​the San Carlos Clinical Hospital (Madrid).

Art and Health Conferences

Reale Foundation additionally helps different Culture tasks in Vena, corresponding to Art and Health Conferences, devoted to elevating consciousness about breast most cancers and psychological well being. Both have been held on the Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum, in Madrid. “These initiatives benefit both the specific target group and society in general, because culture is scalable, expansive and leaves an indelible mark on the population,” emphasizes the director of the Reale Foundation.

The first Art and Health Conferences They have been targeted on the battle towards breast most cancers. The assembly was accompanied by an exhibition that introduced three masterpieces of artwork digitally intervened to simulate a mastectomy: The bare maja, by Goya; Venus and Cupid, by Rubens, and Adam and Evethe Baldung Green.

These initiatives profit each the particular goal group and society at giant, as a result of tradition is scalable, expansive, and leaves an indelible mark on the inhabitants.

Pilar Suárez-Inclán, director of Reale Foundation.

The second version of the Art and Health Conferences targeted on psychological well being. Through dialogue tables and numerous artwork and well being tales, Successful instances in Spanish hospitals and psychosocial facilities stood out. Professionals, artists and sufferers shared private experiences concerning the therapeutic potential of artwork and tradition as a complement to standard medical remedies.

Culture with Impact

The video podcast Culture with Impact, broadcast on Pódium and produced by Reale Seguros, tries to carry nearer and publicize the work of Cultura en Vena. Presented by cultural journalist Pepa Blanes, this system is a chat between Ana Folguera, cultural mediator of Cultura en Vena, and René Merino, illustrator. “Throughout this conversation we will discover how art, from different prisms, always has paths that intersect, with common experiences, and with the shared learning that art transforms and heals,” says Suárez-Inclán.

“Art connects with emotions, offering a space for critical thinking and reflection,” displays Folguera. “When the exhibitions are taken to hospitals, they are adapted to accompany patients and healthcare personnel with texts focused on the patients' vital processes; they are not conventional works and exhibitions,” she highlights.

Merino additionally highlights the emotional territory of artwork. in his guide Everything shall be tremendous (typically) He addresses subjects that touched him very carefully, corresponding to anxiousness, despair, insomnia or panic assaults. “Drawing is very good for me to organize myself inside. Drawing about mental health made me feel very good, it helped me a lot,” confesses the illustrator.