Cultural Value and Social Capital

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.

Understanding the value and impacts of cultural experiences

Arts Council England have published Understanding the value and impacts of cultural experiences, an international literature review conducted for them by WolfBrown.

Dance and mental health evaluation

Dance United, the Institute of Psychiatry at King's College, London and the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust (SLaM) have just completed an evaluation report on their partnership pilot project Seabreeze.

Creativity in Care

Nottingham’s City Arts has published an evaluation of its Creativity in Care programme. It highlights key learning from the project, which included an artist’s residency, mentoring for activity co-ordinators and several training events. 

The Justice Data Lab is looking for arts organisations to get involved

The Justice Data Lab is a new service, giving voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations more information about 'what works' in relation to reducing reoffending.

Public Art - A Guide to Evaluation: 3rd Edition 2013

ixia has published an updated guidance document to help users of the Toolkit evaluate their public art projects. This document is edited annually in response to changes in UK Government policy.

The Dementia Challenge first year report published

The Dementia Challenge report describes achievements in the 3 main areas of the challenge: driving improvements in health and care, creating dementia friendly communities and better research.

Value, Measure, Sustainability: Ideas Towards the Future of the Small-Scale Visual Arts Sector

Common Practice has announced the publication of its second report, which builds on its 2011 study ‘Size Matters’ to offer new ways of evaluation and measurement in the art world.

Sound It Out Community Music closed on 31 August 2012.

A small archive of organisational and programme information, reports and evaluations and this electronic resource is now being housed by Sound Sense.

Third Sector Knowledge Portal

The Third Sector Research Centre, in partnership with British Library and Big Lottery Fund, has launched the Knowledge Portal, to bring together research on the voluntary, community and social enterprise sectors in one online searchable database.


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