2017
  • Singing for Better Breathing: Findings from the Lambeth and Southwark Singing and COPD Project

    The final report of a study evaluating a network of six community singing groups for people with COPD in the London boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark.

  • Dance to Health An evaluation of health, social and artistic outcomes of a dance programme for the prevention of falls

    This report provides the findings of an evaluation of social, artistic (creative), health and wellbeing elements of a specifically designed falls prevention programme: Dance to Health (DtH). The programme integrates two evidence-based exercise programmes, Falls Management Exercise (FaME) and Otago, with creative dan...

  • Carers Create 2015-2017: Report on Activities and Evaluation of Effect

    A report on the effects of the Carers Create two-year creative arts project for carers of people with dementia and their cared-for relatives. Analysis of quantitative and qualitative data showed positive benefit to physical, mental, social and cognitive health and wellbeing of part...

  • Museums on Prescription: A guide to working with older people

    The recommendations in this guide result from the Museums on Prescription (2014 – 2017) project, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and carried out by researchers at University College London and Canterbury Christ Church University. The guide covers planning, development, facilitation and participa...

  • Aesop: Annual Review 2015-16

    This is the Annual Review of Aesop’s first full year of activities during 2015-16. Aesop: Arts Enterprise with a Social Purpose, is a practical organisation that runs programmes and networks to help create and grow thriving markets for arts programmes in other sectors, starting with health.

  • The Barometer of My Heart: Visual matrix research and evaluation project

    This report is the outcome of an in-depth study of audience reception of The Barometer of My Heart, an exploration through visual art and performance of men’s experiences of erectile dysfunction and impotence, undertaken by the  Psychosocial Research Unit at the University of Central Lancashire.

  • The role of local authorities in creative ageing

    How a focus on the arts for older people can enhance local authorities’ delivery and effectiveness, often without huge financial resources.

  • Featured publication

    Creative Health: The Arts for Health and Wellbeing

    This  Inquiry Report from the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing (APPGAHW)  presents the findings of two years of research, evidence-gathering and discussions with patients, health and social care professionals, artists and arts administrato...

  • Culture Health & Wellbeing: conference report

    The report on the Culture, Health and Wellbeing International Conference 2017 which took place in Bristol in June 2017, bringing together 453 speakers and delegates from 23 countries.

    The conference themes were wide ranging and included: reducing inequalities; promoting resilience, prevention and early interv...

  • Ageing in public: creative practice in ageing and the public realm from across the UK

    In 2014 Cubitt was commissioned by the Baring Foundation to produce a publication and conference on the theme of our Public Wisdom programme: exploring ageing, creativity and the public realm.

  • Reawakening Integrated: Arts & Heritage

    Reawakening Integrated reports on the first year of a three-year academic partnership programme, based in Dorset, to integrate artistic stimulation into NHS England’s Well Pathway for Dementia.

    This feasibility study explores a framework to  consolidate the contribution that the arts can make to p...

  • Wiltshire Artlift Move on Groups Evaluation Final Report

    This report presents the findings of the Artlift Wiltshire Move on Groups (MoG) evaluation conducted by the University of Gloucestershire between March 2016 and March 2017.

  • Dance for Lifelong Wellbeing

    This project develops the research findings from the 2013 pilot of the Dance for Lifelong Wellbeing project undertaken by the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) contributing to and enhancing the research base in relation to dance for older adults.

  • A summary of Age UK’s index of wellbeing in later life

    An AGE UK Index of Wellbeing in Later Life, which aims to support evidence-informed advocacy and policymaking, with coherent and person-centred quantitative intelligence.

  • A falls prevention programme: Evaluation of the pilot project

    An evaluation of a dance pilot programme which included bridge-building between the worlds of dance and older people’s exercise, training of dance artists, six evidence-based falls prevention programmes with 196 participants, sharing/celebration events and an evaluation programme.

  • Magic Me’s Artists Residencies in Care Homes

    A report by Magic Me on a two year programme of artists’ residencies by Punchdrunk Enrichment, Lois Weaver, Upswing and Duckie with four Anchor care homes, England’s largest not-for-profit provider of housing and care to older p...

  • Arts and Communities Programme report

    This report showcases the progress and achievements of the activity which has been delivered through the Arts and Communities programme and to consider the learning from the different approaches to programme delivery in each locality – an initiative by Arts Council England and the Department for Communities an...

  • Making sense of Social Prescribing

    This guide has been co-produced by people with practical experiences of designing, commissioning, delivering, and evaluating social prescribing schemes. The guide aims to support commissioners to understand what a good social prescribing scheme looks like.

  • Action on Loneliness in Care Homes

    Report on  “Action on Loneliness in care homes: an intergenerational project” commissioned by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets Public Health team  run by Magic Me between October 2015 and October 2016.

  • A review of the evidence assessing impact of social prescribing on healthcare demand and cost implications

    A review of the evidence assessing impact of social prescribing on healthcare demand and cost implications by the University of Westminster, incorporating research from a Wellcome Trust funded seed award: ‘Investigating the provision and conceptualisation of Social Prescribing approaches to health creation’....

  • Steps towards implementing self-care: A resource for local commissioners

    This is a practical and easily accessible guide to implementing self-care, with a focus on social prescribing. Published by Healthy London Partnership, it aims to support clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) to work closely with appropriate local partners to increase the number of people who care for themselves ...

  • Beyond Words Project Report

    This report presents a detailed account of existing literature on the post-verbal and arts and wellbeing, with a particular focus on music. It explores the data using a post- human approach and post-human conceptual tools. The research builds on previous joint projects to focus on how those who face problems communi...

  • Sport, dance and young people: A systematic review of sport and dance participation in healthy young people (15-24 years) to promote subjective wellbeing

    This systematic review by the What Works for Wellbeing Centre sought to address the question: What are the wellbeing outcomes of participation in sport and dance for healthy young people (15-24 years) and what are the processes by which wellbeing outcomes are achieved?

  • The art of the possible

    This guide is for commissioners of health and wellbeing who may not, as yet, have partnered with arts and cultural organisations. It highlights partnerships between health and wellbeing bodies and the arts and cultural sector which are delivering better outcomes.

  • Evaluation of the House of Memories Family Carers Awareness Day

    House of Memories is a dementia awareness programme led by National Museums Liverpool designed to support carers to support family, non-professional and professional carers’ physical and mental well-being while they care for an individual.

  • Late opening: Arts and older people in Scotland

    Late Opening was commissioned by Luminate, Scotland’s creative ageing
    organisation and the Baring Foundation. It seeks to summarise the remarkable range of creative ageing projects across Scotland and asks what needs to be done to help this activity continue to thrive.

  • Creating artists in residents: a national arts in care homes participatory and mentoring programme

    Evaluation of Age Cymru’s highly successful cARTrefu programme which organised residencies for professional artists in care homes across Wales.

  • Towards the end

    A report explaining why the Baring Foundation has been funding arts for older people and what they have funded in the first eight years of grant making (2010-2017).

  • Dutch old masters – and mistresses: creative ageing in the Netherlands

    An overview of participatory arts for older people in the Netherlands, with inspiring examples from across art forms.

  • What can arts and culture do for health inequalities? Developing a Culture Strategy for Scotland

    This briefing  by Voluntary Health Scotland aims to capture the conversation that was had at a Cross Party Group in order to inform people of the relationship between health and culture and to form a basis for the continuation of the di...

  • Creative ageing in Germany: a view from North Rhine-Westphalia

    A collection of creative ageing projects from across the arts in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.