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 Arts Council England report examines 1) how individuals benefit from cultural participation and 2) the creative capacities of arts and cultural organisations to produce work that has impact.
This guide/discussion paper is about different ways of using pop music as a health education tool to improve well-being.
This document explores the role of culture and leisure in improving health and wellbeing.
This report aims to introduce the evidenced benefits of using the arts for and with people with dementia, to explore how the arts can be beneficial for and with people with dementia in the context of current policies and strategies, and offers inspiring case studies and approaches.
An evaluation of a year-long project focused on mental health from any perspective, offering Theatre for Social Change workshops and Theatre for Social Change Performances.
This publication aims to expand the conversation, to advocate for museums and galleries making health and wellbeing part of their core activity.
This report looks at the relationships between heritage visits and wellbeing using data from the Understanding Society Survey.
Re-imagine. Improving access to the arts, galleries and museums for people with learning disabilities
This research by Lemos&Crane aims to understand the extent and nature of activities and approaches to improving access for people with learning disabilities to the arts, galleries and museums in London.
This report documents a Travelling Fellowship project, funded by The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust and The Baring Foundation. The fellowship enabled the author to work with and alongside twenty-two art-based programmes for older adults and/or people with dementia in museums and galleries in America and Australia....
This report evaluates Fun Palaces, a campaign to share nationally and locally the notion of ‘everyone an artist, everyone a scientist’.
This is the final report on Art Lift’s three year primary care based art intervention programme where health professionals referred patients for an 8-10 week art programme, usually delivered in a community based or primary care setting.
This report presents the results of an analysis of the association between culture, sport and measures of subjective wellbeing.
An evaluation of a dance-based intervention in a mental health setting for young adults aged 18-35 living in South London.
This report studies the Arts Lottery in detail, addressing the roles that the arts can play within society alongside their intrinsic role.
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.
This evaluation provides an assessment of the social and economic impact of the innovative Rotherham Social Prescribing Pilot carried out between 2012 and 2014.
Arts Council England’s National Investment Plans 2015-18, Hard Facts to Swallow: Analysis, Commentary and Evaluation
An independent review of Arts Council England’s investment plans strategic funds for 2015-18.
This study reviews the evidence of arts-based projects in London. In doing so, it explores the link between arts activities, the outcomes that they achieve and the lessons to be learned from their approaches to evaluation and evidence-based practice.
This policy paper from the Centre for Labour and Social Studies considers the contribution of arts and culture to improving our quality of life.