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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The role of public online forums in mental health

A new King's Fund report (attached) investigates the large amounts of mental health related discussion taking place on public online forums, and explores the potential for the use of computational techniques to provide robust, actionable insight from these conversations.

Events checklist: Disability and access

A Voluntary Arts briefing (attached) created with the support of Euan's Guide (the disability access review website and app), and including information on different disability and access requirements, and practical guidance on how to remove barriers and provide additional support.

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Social prescribing: London mapping, and UK network

The London Voluntary Service Council has published outcomes and learning (attached) from a project to map social prescribing activities in London as part of relating to the Five Year Forward View.

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Toolkit: Commissioning for the Arts Sector in Sussex

A new toolkit from Creative Future, summarising all commissioning information for the region and explaining the commissioning process.

 

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 evalution was conducted by Dr Alison Daubney and Gregory Daubney MSc, covering the period 2013 to 2015 and services across Surrey, Sussex and Kent.

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Creativity4Wellbeing: Resources for workshops

C4W is a free art resource site for parents, facilitators, and groups. C4W is designed to encourage creativity in the community, co-production and purposeful activity for health and wellbeing and to create a sense of belonging.

ReThe aim of the site is to share ideas and make it easier for people to start their own activity group or art workshop in their community.

Is this the best it can be? Toolkit from ArtWorks Scotland

A new toolkit for anyone delivering arts and creative learning through collaborative or participatory projects and programmes. The ideas and approaches have been developed through collaborative engagement with artists, professionals from other sectors and participants working in this area.

Creating Together: Participatory, Community-Based, and Collaborative Arts Practices and Scholarship across Canada

The contributors to Creating Together explore how the process of creating together generates and disseminates collective knowledge, in an arts-based approach to scholarship which makes use of aesthetic, experiential, embodied, and emotional ways of knowing and creating knowledge in addition to traditional intellectual ways.

LMN conference materials: Music for children with special education needs and disabilities

Live Music Now's 2016 conference at the Royal Society of Medicine focused on the impact of music for children with special educational needs and disabilities.

The Short Guide to Accessible Music Education in the UK

From Drake Music and Drake Music Scotland, the Short Guide (attached) brings together information on organisations, initiatives, research documents and more for disabled musicians, their parents and carers, music teachers and anyone else concerned with accessible music education.

Open Conversations: Developing strong, effective connections to Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities

A report produced by the Voluntary Arts BAME Advisory Panel to support other organisations working to increase their diversity.

 

Dementia & Imagination: Research Informed Approaches to Visual Arts Interventions

The handbook from the Dementia and Imagination Research Programme features ideas and recommendations for developing visual arts projects with and for, people affected by dementia. It is designed to be as accessible as possible.

Age UK Wellbeing in Later Life Index

The Wellbeing in Later Life Index from Age UK and the University of Southampton is based on a survey of 15,000 people aged 60 and over. It highlights taking part in creative activities as the biggest influencing factor on wellbeing in later life.

The activities cited include dancing, playing a musical instrument, visiting museums, photography, singing, painting and writing.

Createquity summary of the benefits of arts participation

A summary of how arts participation can improve lives, highlighting the ways in which:

Exhibition payment guide for artists and arts organisations

a-n/AIR's Exhibition Payment Guide (attached) provides advice for organisations applying for activity where artists’ work is being presented to the public in exhibitions. From 2017, Arts Council England expect organisations applying for funding to budget for and demonstrate fair payment to artists.

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