Publications

What Works for Wellbeing guide for measuring impact on wellbeing

What Works for Wellbeing has published a practical guide for small to medium-sized charities or social enterprises seeking to measure their impact on wellbeing – whether this is in terms of health, education or employment. The guide will help you design questions and analyse their results.

Narratives of health and illness: Arts-based research capturing the lived experience of dementia

An open-source peer-reviewed article by Hilary Moss and Desmond O'Neill reporting on three artists’ residencies in a geriatric medicine unit in a teaching hospital.

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New Dance Well resource book from Akademi

Akademi has collated exercises and activities specific to South Asian Dance forms across its 18-month Dance Well project for older adults in the form of a free resource book.

Calouste Gulbenkian report on civic role of arts organisations

Rethinking Relationships maps the current civic roles of arts organisations in England, examines innovative practice, discusses the challenges and opportunities faced, and makes recommendations, based on 20 case studies from the UK and abroad and the perspectives of arts leaders from or

Experiences of Being report into creative arts and dementia

The Beth Johnson Foundation and Anchor, England's largest not-for-profit provider of housing and care for older people, has produced a report detailing the positive impacts of six months of drama, music and dance workshops at 17 of Anchor's care homes in Surrey, with over 200 residents.

Digital Culture survey findings

The published results of an Arts Council England survey delivered by MTM London include responses from over 1,400 arts and cultural organisations on how they use digital technology to support their work, what impact it brings, and the barriers to and conditions necessary to achieve their digital

Navigating the health landscape in England: A guide for the voluntary sector working with offenders

This resource provides an overview of the health commissioning landscape, explaining the roles of organisations with direct commissioning responsibilities as well as key organisations in a commissioning support role.

Applied Theatre: Performing Health and Wellbeing

Edited by Veronica Baxter and Katharine Low, Applied Theatre: Performing Health and Wellbeing is the first volume in the field to address the role that theatre, drama and performance have in relation to promoting, developing and sustaining health and wellbeing in divers

Arts in Health: Designing and researching interventions

A new book by Daisy Fancourt, published by Oxford University Press, that provides an overview of how to go about undertaking research and practice in the field of arts in health.

Report and video from Singing for Better Breathing

This new report and video from the Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health sets out the findings from the Lambeth and Southwark Singing and COPD Project.

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