UK Timeline 2014
A report on a pilot project with health trainers in Manchester, arguing that enriching health trainers skills base through cultural and sporting events could enhance wellbeing.
A DCMS report to identify the impacts of culture and sport engagement on individuals’ wellbeing; and to estimate monetary values for those wellbeing impacts using the ‘wellbeing valuation approach’.
An evaluation of the effectiveness of Plymouth’s Music Zone’s ‘Music for a Change Project’ for families experiencing domestic violence.
An evaluation of a Plymouth Music Zone project with older people in residential and community settings aimed to strengthen social ties, reduce loneliness, improve emotional wellbeing and promoting intergenerational performance.
Pilot project to evaluate the benefits to health and wellbeing of dance and arts activities that were stimulating and developed for and with older people in Medway and Gravesend, Kent....
An investigative report exploring tensions that arise in confidentiality, decision making and consent within an arts and health context.
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...
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...
A practical guide to running a singing for health choir produced by the Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health.
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...
This report gives an outline of the Moving Well Adventure, a multi-agency collaborative initiative funded by the Arts Council England through Canterbury Festival’s Prosper: Out of the Storm initiative designed and produced by The Map Consortium and Workers of Art.
The process at the core of the Adventure pr...
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.
This evidence review by Arts Council England is an important stage in making ‘the holistic case’ for arts and culture – it covers the key areas of the Economy; Health and Wellbeing; Society; Education and Evidence gaps.
Personal thoughts on the value of music.
Cultural value and social capital: Investigating social capital, health and wellbeing impacts in three coastal towns undergoing culture-led regeneration
Report outlining the processes and findings of an investigation into the value of cultural practices in engendering social capital and health and wellbeing in three coastal towns undergoing culture-led regeneration.
Personal thoughts on the direction of arts in health, reflecting on issues within evidence building and policy development.
A report on the impact of ensemble choral music-making on young people living in the juvenile justice system in the USA.
A brief paper identifying the funding objectives of a five-year plan for an Arts & Health policy for the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
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.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.
A report on the intersection of Arts and Health including Arts integration in healthcare environments, Participatory arts and health, and Arts and culture in medical curricula.
The framework promotes the integration of arts and health practices and approaches into health promotion, services, settings and facilities. It is endorsed by the Ministers of Health and Ministers of Arts in every A...
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.