How can intangible cultural assets affect loneliness and wellbeing in participatory arts, sport and physical activities?

Intangible cultural assets enable opportunities for social connection
Participatory arts and sport activities, including music/singing, swimming and other leisure pursuits, offer opportunities for the practice, performance and sharing of common cultural values or traditions. These activities allow for the celebration, validation and affirmation of identity, and enable positive social connections and feelings of belonging.Intangible cultural assets provide a resource for coping
Designing and including cultural traditions in participatory arts and sports, such as through spoken word, song, mediation, religious ceremony, sharing meals and poetry, can enable people to reconnect to their heritage and provide the opportunity for sharing, counselling, helping each other and self-expression. This creates meaning and purpose so that people can cope better with negative feelings.Read more
Marta Moratti.

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