UK Timeline 2010
This report is an independent review examining the most pressing and widespread health inequalities in England at the time of publication (2010) and proposing the most effective evidence-based policy strategies for reducing them. Policy actions developed in the report are based on the following six objectives:
A report by Voluntary Arts England on the effect of arts participation on wellbeing and health is a collection of interviews conducted in 2009 with people from a wide range of backgrounds.
A Department of Health review evaluating the visual art of three of Scotland’s newest hospitals to support the contribution of the arts identified by Department of Health Working Group on Arts and Health report in 2006.Featured publication
A research study of a specifically designed programme of arts participation for older people diagnosed with dementia living within a supported residential setting.
A formative evaluation of a social prescribing programme in County Durham, Arts for Wellbeing, undertaken by the Centre for Medical Humanities (CMH) at Durham University.
A study examining the evidence of the wide range and diversity of health and well-being activity in public libraries.
Understanding the drivers, impact and value of engagement in culture and sport: An over-arching summary of the research
A three-year DCMS led programme of research on evidence for engagement in culture and sport – the drivers, impacts and value.
A report on a long-term Dulwich Picture Gallery project with older people identifying positive outcomes including improvements to social isolation.
A Toolkit for Care Staff – a training resource that supports staff and carers in organising and leading music sessions for elderly clients, bringing singing into care settings for older people,
A Toolkit for care staff – bringing dance into care settings for older people, including ideas, advice and inspiration to begin a dance session in ones own care setting.
Dancing towards well-being in the third age: Literature review on the impact of dance on health and well-being among older people
A review of literature on dance and its impact physiologically and psychologically among elderly populations.
Evaluation of ‘Time Being 2’: A participatory arts programme for patients with depression (and low levels of personal social capital)
An evaluation of an “arts on prescription‟ programme to complement the existing treatment and care services for mild-moderate depression.
A report documenting a Travelling Fellowship project, funded by The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, examines how movement to music contributes to the wellbeing of older people in Australia, particularly those from different cultures in the community.
Nine case studies that exemplify good practice in community-based arts and health work.
CASE: Understanding the impact of engagement in culture and sport: A systematic review of the learning impacts for young people
A set of systematic reviews were undertaken to examine the impact of young people’s engagement (in each sector: sport, arts, MLA, heritage) on their learning.
This research is a response to a perceived absence of consensus on an ethical approach to the teaching, learning and professional practice of Participatory or Applied Theatre.
Bigger’s not better, but it’s just as important: making the case for large-scale professional production within the applied theatre sector
This report makes the case for large-scale professional production within the applied theatre sector.
This study investigated the therapeutic benefits of shared reading in relation to depression and well-being, and was conducted via a partnership between researchers in English, Health Sciences and Medicine at the University of Liverpool, Liverpool Primary Care Trust, and The Reader Organisation (TRO), a nationally r...
CASE: Understanding the drivers, impact and value of engagement in culture and sport: An over-arching summary of the research
This report is focused on making the best use of the available evidence to draw together an understanding of what drives people to engage in culture and sport, what the impacts of that engagement might be, and how that engagement might be valued for economic appraisal.
This book is an example of women writing the truth about their lives, it specifically focuses on women in prison who use poems and stories to write about self-harm and healing.
Collective Encounters and PSS worked together to deliver Now and Then, a project that would use theatre to explore and platform the experiences of people with dementia and those care for them.
Achieving great art for everyone: A review of research and literature to inform the Arts Council’s 10-year strategic framework
This report presents a summary of what the Arts Council learned through the literature review. The review focused on the infrastructure and forms of support required for artistic practice to flourish for the wider public good.
This Resource Pack celebrates music and the benefits of its use in working with older people. The idea of the pack is to bring together findings from the Rhythm of Life project run by Live Music Now and provide a resource for activity ...