UK Timeline 2009
This State of the Field Report offers information about progress in the field since a 2003 symposium, hosted by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the Society for the Arts in Healthcare, which resulted in recommendations and a strategic direction to advance the arts in healthcare.
Guidelines for good practice for artists and healthcare professionals engaged in participatory arts practice in healthcare contexts in Ireland.
The development of these Guidelines for Good Practice was commissioned from the Centre for Medical Humanities at Durham University by the Waterford Healing Arts Trust...
This WHO report explores the wealth of evidence that mental health influences a very wide range of outcomes for individuals and communities. These include healthier lifestyles; better physical health; improved recovery from illness; fewer limitations in daily living; higher educational attainment; greater productivi...
A series of opinion pieces about arts and health practice commissioned as part of the Vital Signs conference in Dublin. It was an Arts Council initiative delivered in partnership with Create, the national development agency for ...
This paper documents the work and experiences of Karen Ridd, a therapeutic clown who worked in Winnipeg Children’s Hospital with the Child Life department, starting in 1986. In 2009, the Canadian Association of Therapeutic Clowns decided to acknowledge the influence of Karen’s work by officially publishing h...
An essay produced as part of the Vital Signs conference in Dublin, reflecting upon five Arts and Health projects.
State of the art: Creative health talks. Voices from creative health and well-being stakeholders, Liverpool, European capital of culture 2008
This report shows the role culture had to play in relation to the European City of Culture in Liverpool 2008: from creative health and wellbeing stakeholders.
This Action Plan describes collaborative action between the Welsh Assembly Government and Arts Council of Wales to benefit and enhance the health and wellbeing of the population of Wales through arts and creativity.
North Kent Local Authorities Arts Partnership (NKLAAP) developed dance 4 your life, (a dance research project), and commissioned a team of Dance Scientists and Researchers from Laban to assess the impact and potential health benefits of a dynamic contemporary dance programme on young adolescents.
A lifetime’s health delivered creatively: An investigation of the change in patient self-reported depression amongst people with mild/moderate depression and low levels of personal social capital accessing a participatory arts course
An investigation of the change in patient self-reported depression amongst people with mild/moderate depression and low levels of personal social capital accessing a participatory arts course.Featured publication
A programme evaluation of a participatory arts course combining a range of quantitative and qualitative data acquisition tools to demonstrate significant reductions in depression and anxiety.
An independent evaluation by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) of a ‘Wellbeing on Prescription’ project for participants with mild to moderate depression.
A paper exploring “How do people professionally involved in arts evaluation feel about their experience of it and how does their experience influence the process?”
Invest to save: Arts in health – Reflections on a 3-year period of research and development in the North West of England
A reflective account of a three-year research and development project in the North West of England, exploring the impact of creativity, culture and the arts on public health.
A report identifying arts organisations priorities when considering the potential of Arts & Health delivery, research and evaluation in the East Midlands.