UK Timeline 2014
A practical guide to running a singing for health choir produced by the Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health.
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.
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.
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....
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 ‘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...
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.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.
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.
An evaluation of the effectiveness of Plymouth’s Music Zone’s ‘Music for a Change Project’ for families experiencing domestic violence.
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’.
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 brief paper identifying the funding objectives of a five-year plan for an Arts & Health policy for the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
Personal thoughts on the direction of arts in health, reflecting on issues within evidence building and policy development.
Personal thoughts on the value of music.
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.
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.