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New arts evaluation toolkit

A new toolkit has been launched to help arts organisations measure their artistic impact over and above social or economic outcomes.

https://www.artsprofessional.co.uk/news/art-doesnt-need-be-useful-report-advises-self-evaluating-organisations

Borough of Culture

The Mayor of London has launched a new scheme designed to showcase culture and creativity in London. Inspired by the UK City and European Capital of Culture Programmes, London Borough of Culture is a £2.5m scheme which will award two winning London Boroughs (2019 and 2020) and will be announced in February 2018.

APPG Inquiry launch

On 19th June, the All Party Parliamentary Group for Arts Health and Wellbeing will launch its report into the impact of the arts on health. Conducted over 2 years, the report is the most significant evaluation of the role of the arts on health and wellbeing ever conducted in the UK. Over 200 witnesses contributed to discussions and events and evidence has been drawn from a huge range of sources to assess the impact of different arts and health interventions.

New national body for culture, health and wellbeing

Following the announcement of the Arts Council’s National Portfolio Organisations, we are pleased to announce that The National Alliance for Museums, Health and Wellbeing will be merging with the National Alliance for Arts, Health and Wellbeing to become a new Sector Support Organisation - the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance (CHWA). Funded by Arts Council England as part of the National Portfolio Fund 2018-2022, the new organisation will be led by Arts and Health South West.

Launch of "Applied Theatre: Performing Health and Wellbeing", London – 27 June 2017

The Royal Central School of Speech & Drama invites you to the launch of Applied Theatre: Performing Health and Wellbeing (Methuen, 2017). Edited by Veronica Baxter and Katharine Low, Applied Theatre: Performing Health and Wellbeing is the first volume in the field to address the role that theatre, drama and performance have in relation to promoting, developing and sustaining health and wellbeing in diverse communities.

The Big Half Community Launch event – 17 May 2017

The Big Half is a new festival for local communities in four key London boroughs, engaging with faith groups, community organisations, sports and arts clubs, youth groups and other community based institutions.

Sported and London Marathon Events will bring the Big Half to Greenwich, Southwark, Tower Hamlets and Lewisham in March 2018: A major mass participation event that celebrates London’s multi-cultural diversity, brings local communities together to inspire social change, and welcomes all ages and abilities.  

Arts in Health Research Cluster: Launch and Talks, Limerick – 30 March 2017

The launch of a newly established Arts in Health Research Cluster will take place on 30 March 2017 at The Health Hub, Rutland Street in Limerick City. Formed by academics, clinicians, patients and artists from the University of Limerick, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick Institute of Technology and the Limerick School of Art and Design, the group is the brainchild of Dr.

Research into literature, nature and wellbeing

Cultures of Nature and Wellbeing is a new 2-year AHRC funded research project exploring links between literature, health and environmentalism over the last century. It will look at current research into nature and wellbeing and the role of the arts and humanities in developing this relationship.

Libraries deliver

The Government-led Libraries Taskforce has published its ambitions for libraries citing their role in helping people live “healthier and happier lives” as a priority.

The paper, which includes a number of recommendations for local and central Government, focuses on libraries’ role in providing health information and increasing health literacy as well as in reducing social isolation.

All Our Health

Public Health England has issued a framework of tools and resources called ‘All Our Health’ for all health and care professionals to embed and extend prevention, health protection and promotion of wellbeing and resilience into the delivery of health and social care.

All Our Health provides a framework and tools and resources to support this ‘health promoting practice’ with quick links to evidence and impact measures and top tips on what works.

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