In this section you will find all the research, guidelines, data and resources that we have included in the LAHF newsletter. You can filter these by type of resource, or by theme using the tags on the right hand side of this page.
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The work of arts and cultural organisations is life-enhancing and delivers positive effects on people’s health and wellbeing and on the strength of their communities, a new report reveals. But much more could be done if cultural organisations and government better understood the impact the arts make.
A free online resource for arts and cultural organisations looking to be creative with data has been launched by Knowle West Media Centre (KWMC). The Data Toolkit is a step-by-step guide to gathering and visualising information, evidence or data in creative ways and involving young people in the process.
The majority of socially-engaged arts practitioners feel their work is not valued by the sector as a whole and that there is not enough understanding of its benefits, a new survey has shown.
Voluntary sector organisations have played an active and vital role in criminal justice and community safety for over a century. More than just potential providers of services; they are advocates, campaigners, sources of vital information on service user need, a critical eye on existing services and innovators that drive social change.
Arts Council England have published Understanding the value and impacts of cultural experiences, an international literature review conducted for them by WolfBrown.
This latest resource from the Global Alliance for Arts & Health, published in partnership with IDEAS Institute and The Hulda B. & Maurice L. Rothschild Foundation, provides examples of how the arts in long-term care communities can play a key role in person-centered care by engaging older adults in the artistic process.
A new article exploring the issues of supervising and governance of arts in health activity has been published.
A new publication looking at the cost benefits of the Californian "Community of Voices” programme has been published.
Arts in health organisation Creative Future has published two reports analysing the wellbeing impact of their work on service users.
Dorset County Hospital has published an evaluation of a project which brought a storyteller and a musician together with patients with dementia.
Medicine, Health and the Arts is a collection of specially commissioned essays designed to bring together different approaches to these complex fields.
While the Music Lasts is a new book by Rineke Smilde, Kate Page and Peter Alheit exploring the interaction between music and dementia.
rb&hArts has completed a compendium of different projects within its programme to offer an insight into the development and implementation of different types of arts activity in a hospital setting.
A report from the Music and Dementia seminar hosted by The Rayne Foundation and the National Alliance for Arts and Health has now been published. The report includes case studies and recommendations for implementing music activities with and for people with a diagnosis of dementia.
A new paper by arts and health researcher Mike White has been published by public art think-tank ixia. It explores the development of research into the role of the arts in NHS and community settings.