Evaluation

Aesop/BOP Active Ingredients report

Aesop and BOP Consulting have published a new approach to helping practitioners and commissioners in the arts and social sectors to understand more about how arts interventions actually work.

What does success look like for arts in criminal justice settings?

This new paper from the National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance is the result of roundtable discussions commissioned by Arts Council England, and attended by leading voices in arts and criminal justice.

What Works for Wellbeing guide for measuring impact on wellbeing

What Works for Wellbeing has published a practical guide for small to medium-sized charities or social enterprises seeking to measure their impact on wellbeing – whether this is in terms of health, education or employment. The guide will help you design questions and analyse their results.

Justifying the arts in health and care in Finland: A discourse analytic inquiry

Located at the interface between arts educational research and cultural health and well-being research, this article published in Cogent Arts & Humanities explicates the interpretative repertoires and discourses used to justify arts in elderly care.

ACE self-evaluation toolkit

Arts Council England have launched a self-evaluation toolkit for people, companies and partnerships in the arts, cultural and creative sectors.

Artists Residencies in Care Homes Programme Report

The final report from Magic Me’s programme of Artists Residencies in Care Homes, in partnership with care home provider Anchor and  performing arts companies including Punchdrunk Enrichment and Upswing.

The report is attached.

Rhythmix 'Music in Mind' programme evaluation

An independent evaluation (attached) of Music in Mind, a Rhythmix programme supporting children and young people with mental health problems.

The National Endowment for the Arts guide to community-engaged research in the arts and health

This new guide from the US outlines ways to reconcile the field-specific vocabularies used in the arts and health research; identifies study goals and methods for engaging community members as equal partners in a research project; and highlights the benefits of partnering for arts professionals

The Aesop PHE Evaluation Framework

Aesop and Public Health England has published a framework for evaluating arts activities designed to support health and wellbeing.

King’s Fund arts in hospitals

The King’s Fund has published a retrospective reflecting on its commissioning of arts activity in hospitals from 1979 to 2010.

http://www.kingsfund.org.uk/library/blog/art-hospitals

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