UK Timeline 2017
How a focus on the arts for older people can enhance local authorities’ delivery and effectiveness, often without huge financial resources.
This white paper from the National Organization for Arts in Health illustrates how arts are being used to enhance the healing environments and patient experience, provide essential clinical-care services, support caregiver wellness, and public health.
This report introduces HammondCare’s Arts on Prescription Model and serves as a guide for programs who would like to connect arts, health, and wellbeing.
A guide advising arts practitioners and biomedical or behavioral health researchers how to partner effectively in documenting and studying the contributions of community-based arts programs to positive health outcomes.
This is the Annual Review of Aesop’s first full year of activities during 2015-16. Aesop: Arts Enterprise with a Social Purpose, is a practical organisation that runs programmes and networks to help create and grow thriving markets for arts programmes in other sectors, starting with health.
Dance to Health An evaluation of health, social and artistic outcomes of a dance programme for the prevention of falls
This report provides the findings of an evaluation of social, artistic (creative), health and wellbeing elements of a specifically designed falls prevention programme: Dance to Health (DtH). The programme integrates two evidence-based exercise programmes, Falls Management Exercise (FaME) and Otago, with creative dan...
An evaluation of a dance pilot programme which included bridge-building between the worlds of dance and older people’s exercise, training of dance artists, six evidence-based falls prevention programmes with 196 participants, sharing/celebration events and an evaluation programme.
An AGE UK Index of Wellbeing in Later Life, which aims to support evidence-informed advocacy and policymaking, with coherent and person-centred quantitative intelligence.
This report presents the findings of the Artlift Wiltshire Move on Groups (MoG) evaluation conducted by the University of Gloucestershire between March 2016 and March 2017.
Reawakening Integrated reports on the first year of a three-year academic partnership programme, based in Dorset, to integrate artistic stimulation into NHS England’s Well Pathway for Dementia.
This feasibility study explores a framework to consolidate the contribution that the arts can make to p...
This report is the outcome of an in-depth study of audience reception of The Barometer of My Heart, an exploration through visual art and performance of men’s experiences of erectile dysfunction and impotence, undertaken by the Psychosocial Research Unit at the University of Central Lancashire.
The recommendations in this guide result from the Museums on Prescription (2014 – 2017) project, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and carried out by researchers at University College London and Canterbury Christ Church University. The guide covers planning, development, facilitation and participa...
In 2014 Cubitt was commissioned by the Baring Foundation to produce a publication and conference on the theme of our Public Wisdom programme: exploring ageing, creativity and the public realm.
The report on the Culture, Health and Wellbeing International Conference 2017 which took place in Bristol in June 2017, bringing together 453 speakers and delegates from 23 countries.
The conference themes were wide ranging and included: reducing inequalities; promoting resilience, prevention and early interv...
A report by Magic Me on a two year programme of artists’ residencies by Punchdrunk Enrichment, Lois Weaver, Upswing and Duckie with four Anchor care homes, England’s largest not-for-profit provider of housing and care to older p...
This project develops the research findings from the 2013 pilot of the Dance for Lifelong Wellbeing project undertaken by the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) contributing to and enhancing the research base in relation to dance for older adults.
This report showcases the progress and achievements of the activity which has been delivered through the Arts and Communities programme and to consider the learning from the different approaches to programme delivery in each locality – an initiative by Arts Council England and the Department for Communities an...
A report on the effects of the Carers Create two-year creative arts project for carers of people with dementia and their cared-for relatives. Analysis of quantitative and qualitative data showed positive benefit to physical, mental, social and cognitive health and wellbeing of part...
The final report of a study evaluating a network of six community singing groups for people with COPD in the London boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark.
A report on addressing the language used to describe the discipline of Arts in Health from a higher education perspective in the USA.Featured publicationThis Inquiry Report from the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing (APPGAHW) presents the findings of two years of research, evidence-gathering and discussions with patients, health and social care professionals, artists and arts administrato...
A report by the National Endowment for the Arts on positive health and well-being outcomes for older adults who participate in both creating Art and attending Art.
A report on a project which pairs pregnant women and new mothers with professional artists to write and sing personal lullabies for their babies supporting well-being of both parent and child.
A review of the evidence assessing impact of social prescribing on healthcare demand and cost implications
A review of the evidence assessing impact of social prescribing on healthcare demand and cost implications by the University of Westminster, incorporating research from a Wellcome Trust funded seed award: ‘Investigating the provision and conceptualisation of Social Prescribing approaches to health creation’....
This report presents a detailed account of existing literature on the post-verbal and arts and wellbeing, with a particular focus on music. It explores the data using a post- human approach and post-human conceptual tools. The research builds on previous joint projects to focus on how those who face problems communi...
This is a practical and easily accessible guide to implementing self-care, with a focus on social prescribing. Published by Healthy London Partnership, it aims to support clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) to work closely with appropriate local partners to increase the number of people who care for themselves ...
This guide is for commissioners of health and wellbeing who may not, as yet, have partnered with arts and cultural organisations. It highlights partnerships between health and wellbeing bodies and the arts and cultural sector which are delivering better outcomes.
Evaluation of Age Cymru’s highly successful cARTrefu programme which organised residencies for professional artists in care homes across Wales.
Late Opening was commissioned by Luminate, Scotland’s creative ageing
organisation and the Baring Foundation. It seeks to summarise the remarkable range of creative ageing projects across Scotland and asks what needs to be done to help this activity continue to thrive.
Impact Thinking: A research approach to enhance human potential in health, wellbeing and learning through the arts
This paper from International Arts+Minds Lab, proposes Impact Thinking, a consensus framework for documenting, disseminating, and scaling evidence-based arts + mind approaches to health, wellbeing, and learning.
A report explaining why the Baring Foundation has been funding arts for older people and what they have funded in the first eight years of grant making (2010-2017).
An overview of participatory arts for older people in the Netherlands, with inspiring examples from across art forms.
This briefing by Voluntary Health Scotland aims to capture the conversation that was had at a Cross Party Group in order to inform people of the relationship between health and culture and to form a basis for the continuation of the di...
A collection of creative ageing projects from across the arts in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.