Arts, health & wellbeing: Reflections on building a UK research network

An account is provided of a UK national seminar series on Arts, Health and Wellbeing funded by the Economic and Social Research Council during 2012–13. Four seminars were organised addressing current issues and challenges facing the field.

Collected resources from NCVO Making Connections events

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations have have collated resources from their Making Connections events to give access to information and discussions shared on the day:

Managing Art Projects with Societal Impact: Free online MAPSI study book

Managing Art Projects with Societal Impact is about creating and managing the power of art projects to change individuals and societies.

Age of Creativity: call for evidence bank

Age of Creativity are building an online evidence bank around the impact of the arts and culture on reducing loneliness in the UK, and are looking for any research, evaluation, case studies and reports that could help with this work.

Best practice guide for artists working in prison

A new guide for artists working in prisons has resulted from a three-year, evaluated programme of arts interventions in the Scottish criminal justice system.

NCVO guidance on DBS checks

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations has published a helpful blog offering suggestions and guidance for charities and organisations needing to carry out DBS checks (formerly CRB checks) on staff and volunteers.

Toolkit: Singing & Dancing for Older People's Health and Wellbeing

Arts for Health Cornwall has created two toolkits to provide ideas, advice and inspiration to help care staff to begin singing and dancing sessions in their care settings.

Short guide: 'Music & Autism: Creating a social & participant-led environment'

A new booklet from Sound Connections based on a 2015 training session with music and autism specialist Tina Pinder.

Using a loneliness scale: benefits, drawbacks and good practice

A discussion paper from the Campaign to End Loneliness about the benefits and challenges of evaluating the impact of services and activities on loneliness in older age, based on their own recent publication:


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