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This guide by the Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health provides an overview of the evidence that group singing can be beneficial for mental health and wellbeing.
This guide provides an overview of the evidence that group singing can be beneficial for respiratory health and wellbeing. It also gives information and guidance on setting up singing groups for people living in the community who have experience of diagnosed COPD. This includes conditions such as bronchitis and emph...
This guide provides an overview of the evidence that group singing can be beneficial for people living with Parkinson’s. It also gives examples of setting up singing groups for people living in the community who are affected by the con...
This guide provides an overview of the evidence that group singing can be beneficial for people living with dementia. It also gives examples of setting up singing groups for people living in the community who are affected by dementia.
Enhancing the health and wellbeing of children and young people through the arts: A feasibility assessment for NHS Lambeth
A Feasibility Assessment for NHS Lambeth on enhancing the Health and Wellbeing of Children and Young People aged 11 – 18 through the Arts.
This guide forms part of advisory pack produced by PraXis to support healthcare staff, managers and their partners to deliver and sustain participatory arts and health projects in delivering specific public health outcomes.
This is the second part of the Arts for Health group ‘s Arts and Health manifesto. While the first part lays out the goals, actions, and beliefs of the organisation, the second part of the manifesto comprises reflections and commentary from the greater public and within the health community on the manifesto it...
A controlled evaluation of the health benefits of a participative community singing programme for older people
Findings from a controlled evaluation of the health benefits of a participative community singing programme for older people, involving a pragmatic randomised controlled trial by the Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health.Featured publication
An independent evaluation of the ‘Be Creative Be Well’ programme, looking at the impact that the quality of the arts and cultural activity can have in community engagement and in improving health and wellbeing.
As part of the Connected Communities programme, this project aimed to examine diverse definitions of communal well-being and the complex ways in which participatory arts, past and present, have contributed to and sustained community well-being. It set out to study examples of best practice in content, process, outco...
A dance programme guidance for commissioners.
A creative South Asian Dance resource to re-energise and inspire people in the early stages of dementia – this pack provides a guide not a template for working with dance and dementia.
This study sought to provide greater understanding of macro and micro cultures and experiences amongst a sample of dementia-care staff that may influence their perceptions, attitudes and practices relating to recorded and live music-making activities in care-giving situations.
This is a toolkit for running music sessions with people with learning disabilities.
This handbook is designed to help people lead movement sessions with older people in a range of settings.
This report sees the Baring Foundation and the Campaign to End Loneliness come together to promote the case for the arts as a powerful tool to tackle the scourge of loneliness among older people.
This is a creative evaluation toolkit which offers practitioners’ creative techniques to engage participants.
This toolkit examines the role of art institutions in art outreach, It is designed to be used by a mixed group of practitioners working within art and rehabilitation – this may include artists, therapists, academics, service users, service providers, funders and commissioners.
This is a critical toolkit for providing and promoting social inclusion.It is designed to be used by a mixed group of practitioners working within art and rehabilitation. This may include artists, therapists, academics, service users, service providers, funders and commissioners.
The RNCM Medical Notes Project at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital: outcomes for children, families, musicians and hospital staff
This report presents key findings from the RNCM Music for Health Medical Notes project which aimed to improve children’s and young people’s psychological and social wellbeing during their time in the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital (RMCH) by providing opportunities to engage in co-creative live mu...
This tool kit seeks to examine the relationship between art practitioners’ personal art practice and their outreach art practice [i.e. community projects, gallery education, art and health, etc]. It looks at the issue of maintaining creative autonomy for artists and participants within rehabilitative settings, whe...
The Reciprocal Benefit of Culture and Ageing: Giving and Taking in Collective Encounters’ Third Age Theatre
This paper was first presented in 2012 to the University Network of the European Capitals of Culture 6th Annual conference, Slovenia.
It presents the work, ethos and impact of Collective Encounters, a professional arts organisation specialising in theatre for social change. Particular attention is given to th...
In this paper Sarah Thornton of Collective Encounters problematises the ideas of change and transformation, asking not only if the arts do have the power to bring about transformation, but should they seek to? Is there an imperialistic agenda at play? What are the ethics?
In this paper the author draws on literature dealing with Applied Theatre, Community Theatre, Grassroots Theatre, Community Cultural Development, Political Theatre, socially engaged arts practice and protest performance to develop an understanding of what Theatre for Social Change in the 21st century might be. She s...
This report, a collaboration between the London Borough of Newham and the International Music Education Research Centre(iMerc) at the Institute of Education (University of London), evaluates the first full year of the ‘Every Child a Musician’(ECaM) service, offered by the London Borough of Newham.
Dance and Older People Evaluation Report: The results of a two-year evaluation programme in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Livingston between April 2010 and May 2012
This study, commissioned by Creative Scotland, set out to assess the impact on older people of taking part in a dance class over a two year period.
Headline findings indicate that the majority of dancers derive the most benefit from the social and collective opportunities that the dance classes can provide. T...
Digital Arts and Older People: What is distinctive about working with older people using creative technology?
This paper was produced as a discussion document to aid a roundtable meeting on Digital Arts and Older People that was held by the Baring Foundation on 13th September 2012. This roundtable intended to consider the question: ‘what is distinctive about working with older people using digital arts and creative techno...