Arts, health and community: A study of five arts in community health projects

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Everitt A, Hamilton R

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Centre for Arts and Humanities in Healthcare and Medicine, University of Durham

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This is the final report of the Arts in Health National Evaluation Programme funded by the King’s Fund, the Northern Rock Foundation and the Nuffield Trust. The evaluation was initiated by five community-based arts in health projects.

The following projects were considered in this study: the Wrekenton Lantern Project in Gateshead; South Tyneside Arts Studio in South Shields; the West End Health Resource Centre in Newcastle upon Tyne; Looking Well in High Bentham, and the Bromley-by-Bow Centre in East London. From a thorough assessment of the work in each setting, the authors conclude that arts participation can promote:healthy personal development; healthy eating; healthy mothering; positive mental health; emotional literacy and healthy communities.

Evidence Type: Case Study

Main Focus: Wellbeing / Quality of life

Research Purpose: Outcome Evaluation

Context: Community

Access Type: Free Download

APA Citation:

Everitt, A., & Hamilton, R. (2003). Arts, health and community: A study of five arts in community health projects. M. White (Ed.). Durham: University of Durham.