The MIR Project

The MIR (Musicians In Residence) Project by Cultura en Vena is a programme with triple social impact: research, healthcare humanisation, and job creation for young musicians.

After more than four years bringing live music to different hospitals, we— and healthcare workers—noticed that it was having very positive “side effects” on patients. We asked ourselves:

Is it really that necessary to hear a Bach partita in intensive care, a soleá in a neonatal ward, or a jazz standard in neurology? 

Could there be an accessible, affordable, transversal way of providing patient-centred care that would improve their health and well-being?

And so the Musicians In Residence programme was bornan initiative that highlights the health benefits of music, provides scientific evidence and, of course, creates jobs for musicians.