Publications

Social isolation among older Londoners

A new publication from the Institute for Public Policy Research.

Unlocking value: The economic benefit of the arts in criminal justice

A new report published by NPC, by Hanna Johnson, Sarah Keen & David Pritchard. The criminal justice sector in particular is often targets-driven, and arts charities working with prisoners and ex-offenders are under increasing pressure to provide evidence of their impact.

Improving environments for care at end of life

A new publication  from the King’s Fund  which presents case studies that show how, even in the most uninspiring environments, it is possible to create welcoming spaces that provide value for money and can improve the quality of care and the patient experience.

The London Plan

The Mayor of London has published his new London Plan.

Reinvesting in Arts Education - Winning America's Future Through Creative Schools

The US President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities has released a report: Reinvesting in Arts Education: Winning America's Future Through Creative Schools.  The report represents an in-depth review of the current condition of arts education, including an update of the current research base about arts education outcomes, and an analysis of the challenges and opportunities in the field that have emerged over the past decade. It also includes a set of recommendations to federal, state and local policymakers.

w: www.pcah.gov/
 

Youth Arts Transforms Lives

Artswork, the national youth arts development agency in England, has produced a new publication – ‘Youth Arts Transforms Lives’ to illustrate the impact of participation in the arts and culture with, for and by young people.

w: http://artswork.org.uk/campaign-2011.

“Creative Approaches in Dementia Care“

Published by Palgrave Macmillan, and edited by Hilary Lee and Trevor Adams, this book offers “a practical introduction to the use of the arts in dementia care. Based on experience, the book provides clear guidance on how to employ a variety of innovative techniques including art, music and dance therapies, to promote the physical, psychological, emotional, social and spiritual wellbeing of people with dementia.”

Available online from http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?pid=356205

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