Handmade Wellbeing - Collaborative learning in craft and welfare interfaces

    Project Details


    This project focuses on the co-design of education models in order to coach art and craft professionals and educators to work with different target groups in Social and Health care. Craft teachers and arts and crafts professionals are employed increasingly in areas outside the traditional core and ability to work in cooperation with other experts in other fields is needed. Especially wellbeing and health-related services could offer new kinds of employment opportunities to craft culture experts. Due to this an international multi-disciplinary and multi-professional focus on research and development of creative wellbeing activities and services is needed. Art, crafts and design offer creative and empowering activities that should be provided in the future Well-being and Care Centres.

    The main tasks of the project are:
    • expanding professional competences and internationalization of craft sector
    • co-creation of novel educational models to learn cross-sectoral collaboration
    • developing creative wellbeing services (in particular based on crafts and visual arts)
    • changing good practices which encourage and promote co-creation of services
    • researching links between creative activity and physical and mental wellbeing
    • evaluation and investigations of impacts and effectiveness of creative wellbeing services
    • distribution of educational models, working methods and research results

    Together with European partners and their national networks (educators, students, education units, craftsmen, designers and operators in Social and Health care), we study together novel wellbeing services that will help artists, craft teachers and craftsmen cross the border employment opportunities. We share our experiences and spread good practices to the stakeholders in social and cultural sectors in the European platform. The participants come from four European countries and each partner will have 4 participants and a number of stakeholders who will take part in the meetings and and the multiplier events.
    Short titleHandmade Wellbeing
    Effective start/end date01/09/201531/08/2017

    Fields of Science

    • 516 Educational sciences
    • 5145 Social work
    • 6132 Visual arts and design

    Research Output

    • 1 Other contribution

    Final Report of the Handmade Wellbeing project, Erasmus+ KA2

    Kokko, S., 31 Oct 2017, 76 p. [Brussels] : European Commission.

    Research output: Other contribution