For associations to exist, you need onlookers who applaud and who will drop by once in a while, members who support the association from its grassroots, and activists who dedicate the best years of their lives.
Is art a therapy? From my experience I can say it isn’t. Nevertheless, it does help communication processes, it relaxes the patients, it invites them to evade and also it helps them to meet their inner selves.
We need to reform the political, health, and social systems. The crisis clearly highlighted structured inequalities in the way these systems are organised and the need not just for their 'reboot', but for a complete debug.
One interesting feature of the UK’s C19 experience is how many citizens (and celebrities) are now choosing to give their time and money directly to the National Health Service - a universally popular institution, but predominately funded by Government.