The ‘Let the Dance Begin’ project collaboration between two Northern Ireland based charities was a six-week pilot project which aimed to locate creativity at the heart of Strabane’s education, health and busin...
The Breath Cycle study is a joint project between Scottish Opera Education and Gartnavel General Hospital Cystic Fibrosis Service (NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde) that explores the impact of a 12 week singing-based project on the psychological wellbeing and musical identity of people with cystic fibrosis (CF). Result...
Evaluating Sistema Scotland: A narrative synthesis of evidence relating to the impact of arts and community-based arts interventions on health, wellbeing and educational attainment
A narrative synthesis of evidence of the findings from the three systematic reviews to inform Sistema Scotland’s work using music to help children from disadvantaged backgrounds gain social benefits by playing in a symphony orchestra.
Making a Holistic Case for the Arts: Canadian Evidence regarding the Relationship between the Arts and the Quality of Life, Well-being, Health, Education, Society, and the Economy
This report, commissioned by the Canadian Public Arts Funders for a staff meeting in June 2014, provides an overview of key Canadian evidence and sources using a holistic framework that recognises the complex and interrelated benefits of the arts in Canada. Five areas of impact of the arts were examined, ranging fro...
The Art of Inclusion, Seven Steps: A Guide to Developing and Delivering Accessible and Inclusive Programs within Arts and Cultural Organizations
In 2014, the McMichael Canadian Art Collection released this document as a new industry guideline based on the results of the gallery’s EnAbling Change Project with the Government of Ontario. The two-year project revolved around two key priorities: developing and implementing inclusive art programs in an environme...Featured publication
The value of the arts in therapeutic and clinical interventions: A critical review of the literature
This report presents an updated critical review of literature on the value of the arts in clinical and therapeutic interventions.
This report is result of a year-long All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) inquiry exploring how wellbeing evidence can be translated into policy in four diverse areas: labour markets, planning and transport, mindfulness in health and education, and arts and culture.
Developing a Foundation for Quality Guidance for arts organisations and artists in Scotland working in participatory settings
A study commissioned by Creative Scotland, aimed to provide a foundation for a quality framework for the participatory arts in Scotland, to aid staff within Creative Scotland and the sector for funding this work or planning organisational developments.
A practical guide to running a singing for health choir produced by the Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health.
The Haringey lullabies project: Music enhancing health and education outcomes in an early years setting
An evaluation report of a ‘songs for family and child wellbeing’ project in three children’s centres in London.