Treasury of Activities for Older People

This compilation from the Baring Foundation by Liz Postlethwaite (Small Things and the Storybox Project) contains 50 activities created specifically with older people in mind, as well as tips for working with older groups for the first time.

Sustaining Great Art and Culture, Julie's Bicycle/ACE environmental report

Julie’s Bicycle and Arts Council England have released Sustaining Great Art and Culture, Arts Council England's Environmental Report 2017/18.

Art and Well-Being: Toward A Culture of Health

The US Department for Arts and Culture has produced this guide for artists, creative organizers, healthcare providers, educators, funders, policy-makers, and communities responding to threats to wellbeing.

A Society of Readers

The new Demos report (commissioned by The Reading Agency) describes the evidence that reading can help to combat loneliness, and acts as a tool to protect future generations from the loneliness epidemic. The report recommends greater government investment in reading.

Making Common Cause

Voluntary Arts has published a series of essays and podcasts called "Making Common Cause", exploring the possibilities of 'cultural commoning' - the cooperative pooling of cultural and creative resources.

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APPG press release on social prescribing, culture and health

The All Party Parliamentary Group for Arts, Health and Wellbeing has created a press release on social prescribing, culture and health that brings together case studies from arts-on-prescription schemes and quotes from the Secretary of State's recent speech on social prescribing and the cultural

Arts Professional special issue on older people and the arts

This recent special edition of Arts Professional explores a number of programmes designed to support older people, and describes creative ageing as a 'flourishing field'.

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ST40 report from Spare Tyre theatre

ST40 is an online heritage project collecting the history of the participatory arts movement and the role Spare Tyre has played within it.

What does success look like for arts in criminal justice settings?

This new paper from the National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance is the result of roundtable discussions commissioned by Arts Council England, and attended by leading voices in arts and criminal justice.

Unexpected Encounters: How museums nurture living and ageing well

The Research Centre for Museums and Galleries (RCMG)'s latest publication addresses the question of ageing at a time in which dominant perceptions of older age focus on decline, frailty, illness and dependence, linked to a medical model that pathologises and problematises ageing.


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