Cultural Value and Social Capital

The work of arts and cultural organisations is life-enhancing and delivers positive effects on people’s health and wellbeing and on the strength of their communities, a new report reveals.

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s ArtWorks Evaluation Survey of Artists

The majority of socially-engaged arts practitioners feel their work is not valued by the sector as a whole and that there is not enough understanding of its benefits, a new survey has shown.

Supervising arts and health activity

A new article exploring the issues of supervising and governance of arts in health activity has been published.

Evaluation of senior participative arts

A new publication looking at the cost benefits of the Californian "Community of Voices” programme has been published.

Assessing impacts

Arts in health organisation Creative Future has published two reports analysing the wellbeing impact of their work on service users.

A Right Old Song and Dance

Dorset County Hospital has published an evaluation of a project which brought a storyteller and a musician together with patients with dementia.

Qualitative research into the impact of the arts on health

Australian researchers have published a new piece of qualitative research into the links between the arts and health. The detailed research, while limited in scope, concluded that the arts have the potential to assist in the promotion of health and healing.

Creativity in Care

Nottingham’s City Arts has published an evaluation of its Creativity in Care programme. It highlights key learning from the project, which included an artist’s residency, mentoring for activity co-ordinators and several training events. 

Therapeutic music video interventions

Research published in the American Journal of Cancer has found that young people who had engaged in therapeutic music activities whilst undergoing cancer treatment fare better in terms of coping and social interaction.


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