#ArtsCan Seminar: Arts, Society & Public Health – 3 July 2018

An event offering an overview of the latest research into the role of the arts on health behaviours and outcomes at a population level in the UK.

The event is being run as part of a Wellcome Fellowship project led by Dr Daisy Fancourt from the Department of Behavioural Science and Health, University College London. The aim of the seminar event is to support arts organisations in keeping up to date with new research into arts and public health and to provide them with data that could inform the development of new programmes of work.

The event will include:

1. A summary of the opportunities available for the arts to support public health in the UK.

2. An overview of new findings from 2017-2018 including research into the protective effects of arts engagement and cultural participation on social adjustment, depression, and dementia.

3. An introduction to the psychological and physiological pathways underlying these effects.

4. A discussion session on priorities for future research.