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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Voluntary Arts Briefings on online Gift Aid and Charitable Incorporated Organisations

Voluntary Arts has published two new VA Briefings – one describing how to claim Gift Aid online and the other on the new Charitable Incorporated Organisation form.


Healing Communities Through the Arts 2013 Conference Proceedings

Presentations from the Global Alliance for Arts & Health's 24th Annual International Conference which took place in April 2013 are now available to download.


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 contribution of the arts and culture to the national economy report published

Arts Council England has published The contribution of the arts and culture to the national economy, an independent report commissioned by the Arts Council and conducted by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR).

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.

New research links staff wellbeing to patient care

A new report published by the National Nursing Research Unit (NNRU) explains how good staff wellbeing links to a better patient experience.

Part of the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing & Midwifery at King's College London, the study focused on eight case studies (four acute and four community in four different trusts in England.

Singing for Breathing Audio CD

This practice CD was created by vocal leader Phoene Cave, who led the Singing for Breathing workshops at Royal Brompton in 2009 and 2010. The CD contains physical warm-ups, breathing exercises, vocal exercises and songs. It is not meant to be a substitute for Singing for Breathing workshops, but is designed for those who cannot attend or wish to practice at home.

Master of Music Therapy short film

Music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins has released a short film showcasing its music therapy training programme, the Master of Music Therapy (MMT). The film sees current music therapy students talking about why they chose the Nordoff Robbins course and what it is like to train with the music therapy charity.

Arts Council England Advocacy Toolkit

The new toolkit contains updated advice and guidance on how to raise awareness and demonstrate the value of public investment in arts and culture.

The Value of Presenting: A Study of Performing Arts Presentation in Canada

Presentation of the performing arts generates a wide range of benefits for Canadians, the communities in which they live and society at large, according to a report prepared by Strategic Moves and published by the Canadian Arts Presenting Association.

While You Wait, Fuel, Roundhouse and King's Cultural Institute

While You Wait is a new series of 12 podcasts by artists in collaboration with academics, each of which is a different meditation on the idea of waiting.

This month's podcast is by artist Lewis Gibson in collaboration with Debra Bick, Professor of Evidence-Based Midwifery Practice at King's College London and Sarah Beake from the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Lennox Castle Stories 1936-2002

Lennox Castle Stories is an online collection of memories and stories, told by the ex-residents and hospital staff of Lennox Castle Hospital in the form of creative images, videos and text.

The Effects of Music Therapy on Vital Signs, Feeding, and Sleep in Premature Infants

Joanne Loewy, DA, LCAT, MT-BCa, Kristen Stewart, MA, LCAT, MT-BC, SEPa, Ann-Marie Dassler, RN, MSN, FNP, IBCLCb, Aimee Telsey, MDb, and Peter Homel, PhDc

Free online cultural marketing resource CultureHive launched

A new free online knowledge hub, CultureHive has been launched which aims to support the arts and culture sector to produce successful marketing campaigns and develop audiences, as part of Arts Council England's Audience focus initiative.

Art in Prisons: a literature review of the philosophies and impacts of visual art programs for correctional populations

Djurichkovic, Alexandra

This review was commissioned by Arts Access Australia to examine evidence for the value of visual arts programs in Australian prisons and their impact on adult inmates. It considers current philosophies behind art programs, how they are implemented and how ‘success’ is measured, and includes an annotated bibliography of relevant literature.