This section gives summary information and links to other key repositories and directories that provide relevant documents and resources related to the scope of Arts and Health.

Repositories & Directories
  • Sound Health Network Directory USA


    The Sound Health Network brings together researchers, musicians, music therapists, music and arts organizations and other stakeholders who work at the intersection of music and health and well-being. This is a searchable directory of network participants.
    The Sound Health Network is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with the University of California, San Francisco, in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and Renée Fleming.

  • ArtWorks Alliance Knowledge Bank

    ArtWorks Alliance and its partners have created a huge library of research materials, reports and other resources. These all feature in their Knowledge Bank which is fully searchable and being added to all the time - and is free to everyone to use.
    ArtWorks Alliance is a group of organisations and individuals with strategic interests in participatory arts, including community arts, socially engaged arts, voluntary arts, and arts in education and learning.

  • CultureCase

    CultureCase is an experiment in research communication. It aims to bridge the gap between academic research and its potential users and beneficiaries, by translating academic research into a form that is easily accessible by practitioners and advocates in the cultural sector.
    CultureCase comprises a vast array of carefully selected academic research from universities and scholars around the world that can add value to the work of the cultural sector.

    The research on the site has been edited into easily accessible summaries of key findings and insights to help inform the sector and provide the empirical evidence to support activities across arts and culture. They have created short accessible summaries of academic research that demonstrate the impacts of arts and culture, as well as highlighting a range of insights to help inform future planning

  • Arts + Health Ireland is a national arts and health website developed by the Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT) and Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts in social and community contexts. The development phase of the website was funded by the Arts Council and the website is currently funded by the Arts Council and the Health Service Executive (HSE).

    The website provides a resource and focal point for the field of arts and health in Ireland via information, support, advice and news, and generates discussion between artists, arts organisations, health service users, carers, healthcare professionals and others interested in the dynamic area of arts and health.

    Their Resources section hosts a bank of research and evaluation reports, articles, policies and strategies, guidelines for best practice, website links and documentation of practical use to people working in the field of arts and health.

  • Americans for the Arts - Research Hub

    This Research Hub from Americans for the Arts highlights reports and services that can help organisations advocate for better arts policy at local and national levels.
    See the link below to access the archive of the Arts & Health Alliance

  • Evidence Library

    The Evidence Library is an online library housing the key research and evaluation documents on the impact of arts-based projects, programmes and interventions within the Criminal Justice System. It includes key health and wellbeing issues for specific cohorts such as young offenders and older prisoners.
    The Evidence Library is for all professionals wanting to find summaries and details of independent evaluations of arts-based interventions within the Criminal Justice System in the UK.