Art and Culture in Long-term Care and Support

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ZonMw (The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development)
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
The objective of this programme is to make the use of art initiatives in long-term care more sustainable and to promote cross-fertilisation between the two sectors. We aim to achieve this objective via the following four pillars: 1. Research and methodology development; 2. Policy development and strategic communication; 3. Knowledge sharing and support of cultural initiatives, and 4. Education. ZonMw is an independent self-governing organization that works closely with the Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, NWO). ZonMw is responsible for health care research, and the NWO for other scientific research areas.
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
The programme has granted one research project “Art for Senior Positive Health and Well-Being. Capturing the Impact of Art(s)-based Initiatives and Arts-based Program”. This project aims to promote active and meaningful participation among senior citizens by identifying, evaluating and tailoring interventions that match their needs via a well-being driven approach based on the principles of positive health. Its main objectives are: 1. To evaluate art-based initiatives and arts-programs by applying (and refining) an Evaluation Framework for Art(s)-based Interventions that meet the needs of intended users (e.g., funders and policymakers) and simultaneously do justice to the artistic nature and local setting of the initiatives and programs, and 2. To facilitate an action-learning process involving all stakeholders (e.g. senior adults, art instructors, professionals, policymakers, funders) to stimulate critical reflection on mechanisms of impact, actual impact, cost-benefit and further implementation and continuation of initiatives (sustainability). The final results are expected in September 2021.
Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 
One-off contribution from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science of USD 303.128 (EUR 250.000) for research purposes.
Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Stichting RCOAK (Roomsch Catholijk Oude Armen Kantoor, RCOAK Foundation)
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Fonds Sluyterman van Loo (Sluyterman van Loo Fund)
Private Sector
Ministerie van Onderwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschap (Ministry of Education, Culture and Science)
Public Sector
Ministerie van Volksgezondheid en Sport (Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport)
Public Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
Objetivo(s) de la Convención 2005 de la UNESCO
Cultural Domain(s)