Local authority arts and health

New research indicates that 96% of local authority arts services contribute to health and wellbeing outcomes. Arts Development UK’s annual local authority arts investment survey, estimates the total spend in England and Wales on arts services for 2014/15 is £194.5m.

An estimated 74% of arts budgets is spent delivering public service and wellbeing outcomes. Arts spend per head of population in 2014/15 is estimated at £2.41 per person.

w: ADUK LA Arts Investment Survey Report 27-8-14