Surveys and consultations

Have your say on social prescribing

We want to find out what cultural organisations need to know about social prescribing in London. Are you an organisation or freelancer working in arts, health and wellbeing wishing to access funding to get more involved in social prescribing activities? Or maybe you already deliver projects and want to share your views? Are you a medical professional wishing to get involved in a greater range of social prescribing activities? Or a link worker looking for cultural organisations in your area to be involved in the delivery of social prescribing projects?

UK Music reports increase in sector-wide diversity

UK Music has published its latest 2020 Workforce Diversity Survey as part of its UK Music Diversity Report 2020. The survey finds that representation of Black, Asian and other ethnic minorities among those aged 16-24 in the music industry is at a record high of 30.6%, up from 25.9% in 2018.

UK Music is an industry-led organisation which represents the collective interests of the recorded, published and live arms of the British music industry. It launched the Workforce Diversity Survey in 2016 to track progress to boost diversity and inclusion in the UK’s music industry.

Call to contribute to Community Covid research

The Community COVID project has been set up to understand how participants experiencing lockdown, self-isolation and shielding, engage with resources designed to inspire ideas, stimulate creativity and physical activity, combat loneliness and improve social connectivity.

National Arts Creative and Cultural Education Survey findings released

The Bridge England Network has published a summary of findings from the National School Survey it initiated in response to the Covid-19 outbreak. The aim of the survey was to establish how Bridges and the cultural sector could offer ongoing support to schools and their pupils as they enter the new school year.

Key findings include:

Covid-19 survey on impact on artists working in health launched

Arts & Health Hub (A&H Hub) has launched a survey exclusively for artists working in arts and health to understand how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted them. The survey aims to gather evidence on the ways in which artists have been affected, including ways of working, financial losses or increased pressures.

The results of the survey will be used to inform A&H Hub’s partners and funders about what has affected artists, what artists need, and how they can be supported.

Take part in the survey.

Charities face £12.4bn coronavirus income drop

A report from the Chartered Institute of Fundraising (IoF) and the Charity Finance Group (CFG) has found that charities are likely to face a sector-wide income loss of £12.4bn because of the Covid-19 crisis. A survey by IoF, CFG, NCVO, and supported by PwC, found that during lockdown charities were expecting a 24% reduction in the total income for 2020.

Covid-19 online singing sessions survey launched

Canterbury Christ Church University’s Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health has launched a national survey on the measures taken by Singing for Health Groups and Community Choirs to keep singing during the lockdown. The study is gathering information on how online platforms like Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Google Hangouts have been used to help them continue their work. 

Singing for Health Groups and Community Choirs provide valuable support to those with long-term health conditions and those with a history of mental health challenges.

UCL survey of Covid-19 adult health behaviours study seeks participants

A study aimed at understanding the impact of Covid-19 on adult behaviours which contribute most to avoidable deaths in the UK has been launched by the UCL Department of Behavioural Science & Health and the UCL Centre for Behaviour Change. The survey, produced in collaboration with Action on Smoking and Health, Public Health England and Cancer Research UK, examines how the coronavirus pandemic has affected adult tobacco use, nicotine use (vaping), exercise, diet and alcohol use.

Call to contribute to Culture, Health & Wellbeing survey

The Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance (CHWA), Arts Culture Health and Wellbeing Scotland (ACHWS) and the Wales Arts, Health & Wellbeing Network (WAHWN) are calling for anyone involved in the management or delivery of culture, health and wellbeing projects and services in the UK to complete a short survey by 11 May.

Can real life recovery stories help with your own mental health?

The NEON Collection is the world’s largest collection of real-life mental health recovery stories. Researchers from the Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham are running a trial looking at the benefits of accessing other people’s recovery stories. Participants will have online access to the world’s largest collection of recovery stories for up to one year. If you’d like to take part you can find more information here. Everything is online, and there is no face-to-face contact.

 

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