Latest resources

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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Bringing the Arts to Life

The American Global Alliance for Arts and Health has published a new online resource aimed at giving examples of arts engagement with communities of older people in the USA and also offering guidance to artists seeking to work in this area.


Clinks new partnership finder

Clinks, the charity which supports voluntary and community organisations working in the criminal justice sector, has launched an online directory to bring together commissioners and the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector.

Museums on Call

The American Alliance of Museums has published a recent snapshot of the ways in which museums have been working to address the health needs of local communities.

Community singing and COPD

New research has been published assessing the impact of group singing on the lives of people living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

Research into choral singing and heart rates

Researchers at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden have published an article in the Journal Frontiers in Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience examining the impact of singing in choirs on wellbeing. The research indicates that choral singing can help control and synchronize breathing, lowering heart rates and improving wellbeing.

Paying Artists Survey

The first set of results of a survey by AIR: Artists Interaction and Representation reveal that the majority of artists receive no fee at all for exhibiting work and 72% earn less than £10,000 a year from their practice.

AHRC publishes Health and wellbeing, The contribution of the arts and humanities

A new publication highlighting the contribution of the arts and humanities to enhancing health and wellbeing has been produced by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

New service to make the case for the arts

A new database aimed at helping those working in the cultural industries to make the case for funding the arts has been launched by the umbrella body for London’s boroughs.

Greenhouse of Hearts, Portugal Prints working with the Royal Academy of Arts

As part of Disability Arts Online’s Diverse Perspectives programme, funded by Arts Council England, film-maker Dolly Sen was commissioned to produce a short documentary exploring the relationship Portugal Prints has with the Royal Academy of Arts access programme.

A Bird in a Gilded Cage

Clive Parkinson, Director of Arts for Health at Manchester Metropolitan University and Chair of the National Alliance for Arts, Health and Wellbeing.

Reawakening the Mind, London Arts Challenge 2012-13 evaluation results

Reawakening the Mind brings together research undertaken as part of Arts4Dementia’s pilot, London Arts Challenge (LAC) which was awarded the London 2012’s Inspire mark.

Young Doctors Dialogues Podcasts, Dragon Cafe

During three sessions, trainee Psychiatrists took part in open discussions at The Dragon Cafe as part of the We Need To Talk About... series. The first one (13 May) focused on Medication, Diagnosis and Mental Illness; the second (20 May) looked at Psychiatric Wards and Mental Health; and the final session (27 May) discussed Psychiatric Training and Mental Health.

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.

Nesta publishes crowdfunding resources

An online directory of websites offering crowd funding platforms in the UK has been launched by Nesta. With 31 sites currently listed, uses filters to help users assess which sites are best for their project, and includes the category ‘Arts-creative’.

Writing for your health and wellbeing; 'Writing Exercises that Work', Pen and Tonic

A guide book for using writing for health with community and health groups and for personal development.

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