BC Arts Sector COVID-19 Response: Study of Arts on Prescription Pilot

Arts on Prescription is a system wherein a registered doctor can refer a patient to a cultural service offered by a professional arts organization with the goal of altering the social factors that impact the patient’s health. AoP is successfully used outside of British Columbia as a way to address the social determinants of health, democratize the arts and direct resources to community-based arts programs. For these reasons, in 2021-2022, the BC Alliance for Arts and Culture will oversee an Arts on Prescription Pilot program co-created with an arts organization and a COVID-19 long-haul clinic in Vancouver. This research project will evaluate the impact of the AoP Pilot program.

Faculty Supervisor:

Susan Cox


Carolyne Clare


BC Alliance for Arts + Culture


Epidemiology / Public health and policy


Arts, entertainment and recreation


University of British Columbia



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