Guidelines

Optimising music use in hospitals

A report from Bridgepoint Active Healthcare (Canada).

The overarching purpose of this study is to explore how music can be optimized in complex care environments, supporting improved quality of life and outcomes for patients with multiple chronic conditions. 

DCMS Longitudinal Report: Taking Part

Taking Part is a household survey in England which looks at participation in the cultural and sport sector. The Taking Part survey has run since 2005 and is the key evidence source for DCMS.

Measuring wellbeing handbook (New Economics Foundation)

A short handbook on measuring well-being from the Centre for Wellbeing at the New Economics Foundation – designed primarily for voluntary organisations and community groups delivering projects and services, to help them kick-start the process of measuring wellbeing outcomes.

Refreshed guidance on artists’ pay

a-n The Artists Information Company has published research into the context of its guidance on pay levels for freelance artists.

Be Reflective

West Midlands Arts Health and Wellbeing has produced a tool aimed at helping experienced artists to develop strategies for achieving quality in arts and health projects.

Guidelines for arts and mental health projects

Country Arts in Australia has produced a set of guidelines to help arts and mental health workers looking to delivery creative activities.

Navigating the health landscape

'Navigating the health landscape in England' is Clinks' new guide which provides an overview of the new commissioning landscape, explaining the roles of organisations with direct commissioning responsibilities as well as key organisations in a commissioning support role.

Sustaining the Note of Hope

A report from the Music and Dementia seminar hosted by The Rayne Foundation and the National Alliance for Arts and Health has now been published. The report includes case studies and recommendations for implementing music activities with and for people with a diagnosis of dementia.

Local authority arts and health case studies

The Chief Cultural and Leisure Officers Association has posted its guide to best practice in local authority engagement in arts and health.

Neurological impacts of music

A new paper has been published reviewing the psychoneuroimmunology of music.

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