National Alliance for Arts Health and Wellbeing – a charter for arts and health

Over the past year, regional organisations from across the country have been working together to establish a new National Alliance for arts, health and wellbeing. As part of this process, a series of events are taking place across England to develop a Charter that will set out the mutual values for those working in arts, health and wellbeing and embody the founding principles for a National Alliance.

Arts Council England taking on responsibility for museums

From 1 October, Arts Council England (ACE) will assume responsibility for museums and libraries following the abolition of the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council. In advance of this, ACE has published ‘Culture, Knowledge and Understanding’ its policy document for museums and libraries. The document sets out goals and ambitions for the sector including a commitment to “champion the importance of creative experiences to people’s wellbeing”.

Measuring what matters

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has published the National Statistician’s report on plans to measure national wellbeing. As part of the programme, ONS set up a national debate to gather views on what matters to people and what influences their wellbeing. The debate attracted over 34,000 responses and highlighted the key areas that matter most to people.


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