Surveys and consultations

Call to contribute to study on AHRC future research priorities

Prof Helen Chatterjee and Dr Linda Thomson of UCL and Dr Rebecca Gordon-Nesbitt of Kings College London are conducting research on behalf of the Arts and Humanities Research Council regarding future research priorities about inequalities across the UK. The aim of the research is  to understand more about regional disparities across arts, culture, health, the outdoors and other community-based research, social prescribing and other areas of public health research.

Launch of world's largest study into impact of arts on health

King’s College London and UCL have launched the world’s largest ever study into the impact and scalability of arts interventions on physical and mental health

Call to contribute to research into arts and museum interventions

Research is being conducted into best practices regarding arts and museum interventions with a focus on pain management, loneliness and social isolation

Call to contribute to research on wellbeing

Researchers at the University of Bristol are conducting research in order to better understand wellbeing and are seeking people to take part in an online questionnaire study. The researchers note that most attempts to measure wellbeing and quality of life involve very short and general scales that do not really provide a true picture of the richness and diversity of wellbeing.

Has the arts sector got better at engaging older participants? Have your say

The Baring Foundation has been funding work that engages older people in arts and culture for nearly 10 years. They would like to hear the views of those who work for arts and culture organisations and individual practitioners. Has the arts sector in the UK changed how it engages with older participants over the last decade?

We want to know all about you!

We are currently doing a bit of a spring clean and what to find out more about who our followers, users and members are and what you want from us. Please take a few minutes to answer some questions which will help shape what we offer as a charity.

Voluntary Arts Big Conversation results

The annual survey from Voluntary Arts highlights the contribution that the voluntary and amateur creative sector makes to addressing loneliness and social isolation. Despite the challenges faced by creative individuals and groups, and the broader context of political uncertainty, optimism about the future of the voluntary arts sector remains high, scoring 4.35 out of a possible 5.

New network to create opportunities for Deaf and disabled musicians

Attitude is Everything (AIE) is creating a new network to connect musicians with access requirements, and help them to secure fundraising and showcasing opportunities. The network will be informed by the Next Stage Survey, which looks at the experiences of Deaf and disabled musicians, including questions on rehearsing, making arts funding applications, recording in the studio, and performing live shows. 

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Volunteering for Wellbeing survey

Give: Volunteering for Wellbeing is a Heritage Lottery funded project led by University College London on behalf of the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance in collaboration with the Horniman Museum and Gardens, Natural History Museum, and Valence House Museum. Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, the project aims to make heritage more accessible to people experiencing health inequalities.

ONS report reveals breadth of loneliness in young people

The Health Foundation has expressed concern about the Office of National Statistics' new figures concerning loneliness amongst young people. The Foundation says that "loneliness is a key risk factor for the future health of young people". The ONS report based on data from 2016 and 2017 has revealed that younger adults (aged 16-24) reported more loneliness than older adults.


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