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AWAKE, International EU project invites top experts in the field of arts, culture and wellbeing sectors to discuss and share information on practical experiences, sustainability, and access points within the realm of Arts & Wellbeing practices. Free event.

AWAKE first roundtable square

AWAKE project, “Arts & Wellbeing As a Creative Business and Future Livelihood” project aims to explore the intersection of arts and wellbeing from the perspective of creative business and future livelihood. During this year and next year, the member of the project, located in several European countries will be producing events people in the arts and culture sector and their networks to share, learn and improve their knowledge and skills and create avenues for entrepreneurial ventures and business prospects within this dynamic field.

This events are open to arts and culture entrepreneurs interested in broaden their knowledge about business opportunities between the health and art sectors.

AWAKE initial event, the International Roundtable will take place on April 11th at the Lapinlahti Auditorio, starting from 10:00 EET. The event is divided in two sessions The International Roundtable which will streamed in the Auditorio and the Post Event discussions. Coffee and snacks will be offered to the participants in between sessions.

This event aims to bring together professionals and enthusiasts from diverse backgrounds in the Arts and Wellbeing sector to discuss and share insights on practical experiences, sustainability, and access points within the realm of Arts & Wellbeing practices.

Event Details:

Date: April 11th

Time: 10:00 to 12:30 EET

Venue: Lapinlahti Auditorio

Focus Areas:

Practical experiences of arts & wellbeing services and products

Skills and support needed to make Arts & Wellbeing practices sustainable

Access points of arts and culture practitioners into the health sector: Expectations and reality

The team of experts are esteemed speakers from various corners of the world, each bringing unique perspectives and experiences to the table:

  • Kornelia Kiss – Head of Research and Development at Culture Action Europe.
  • Angelica Postu – Lead advocate of music therapy in Romania.
  • Tine Van Goethen – Head of the Audience Engagement Department at the Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels (Bozar).
  • Isto Turpeinen – Senior Specialist at Art, Health and Wellbeing Advisory Service in Art Promotion Centre Finland.
  • Julie Läderach – Co-director of Collectif Tutti in Bordeaux, France.
  • Sylvain Méret – Dance performer, choreographer, and Master Somatic Movement Educator/Therapist.
  • Moderator: Inga Surgunte – Culture Programme Director at the Latvian National Commission for UNESCO.

Post-Event Discussions:

Following the roundtable, from 11:30 to 12:30 EET, Lapinlahden Lähde will host discussions to delve deeper into local and regional perspectives. You can register for the international online discussion and learn more about the on-site events in Helsinki, Finland, and Bordeaux, France, via the links provided below.

Registration: To register for the event and access further details, please visit:

International Roundtable event: Roundtable discussion ‘Arts&Wellbeing: Livelihoods and entrepreneurial opportunities for artists and cultural workers’ – NDPC (

Post event discussion:

We kindly request you to pass this information along to your networks and colleagues who might be interested in participating in this event and welcome you warmly on 11.4!

For more information about this event you can contact [email protected]

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