Publications

Rhythmix 'Music in Mind' programme evaluation

An independent evaluation (attached) of Music in Mind, a Rhythmix programme supporting children and young people with mental health problems.

Creating Together: Participatory, Community-Based, and Collaborative Arts Practices and Scholarship across Canada

The contributors to Creating Together explore how the process of creating together generates and disseminates collective knowledge, in an arts-based approach to scholarship which makes use of aesthetic, experiential, embodied, and emotional ways of knowing and creating knowledge in addi

The Short Guide to Accessible Music Education in the UK

From Drake Music and Drake Music Scotland, the Short Guide (attached) brings together information on organisations, initiatives, research documents and more for disabled musicians, their parents and carers, music teachers and anyone else concerned with accessible music education.

Createquity summary of the benefits of arts participation

A summary of how arts participation can improve lives, highlighting the ways in which:

CLA ImagineNation report on benefits of arts education

A report from the Cultural Learning Alliance setting out the developmental and social advantages derived from arts and cultural education.

The report's key findings are below

The National Endowment for the Arts guide to community-engaged research in the arts and health

This new guide from the US outlines ways to reconcile the field-specific vocabularies used in the arts and health research; identifies study goals and methods for engaging community members as equal partners in a research project; and highlights the benefits of partnering for arts professionals

A case study of Unlimited, Arts Council England’s disability art programme

The study explores the partnership between Shape and Artsadmin that produced Unlimited II, as they prepare for a third iteration, Unlimited III.

Read more and download the study here

Economic Foundations for Creative Ageing Policy (Vol 2)

This second volume by Andrzej Klimczuk, 'Putting theory into practice', combines case studies of good practice with theoretical analysis, with a view to developing strategies for international application.

Using subjective wellbeing: Measuring wellbeing and cost-effectiveness analysis

A new discussion paper from the 'Measuring Wellbeing' series produced by the What Works Centre for Wellbeing - designed to ignite discussion about measuring wellbeing.

The piece suggests that

Poverty medicine: General practice and vulnerable patients

An assessment by GP Jonathan Tomlinson of vulnerability, poverty, and resilience, their relationship with health and healthcare, and what this requires of GPs, policy makers and patient advocates.

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