Evidence

Poems in the Waiting Room: Research Notes

Arts in health charity Poems in the Waiting Room has published seven research notes, covering research undertaken by the charity over 13 years.

LSE festival on arts and health – video

Watch the LSE’s literary festival from 23 February 2016, focused on the arts and health – and making the economic case for arts interventions in health.

Watch here

Age of Creativity: call for evidence bank

Age of Creativity are building an online evidence bank around the impact of the arts and culture on reducing loneliness in the UK, and are looking for any research, evaluation, case studies and reports that could help with this work.

Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: Music beneficial for early-stage dementia

Researchers led by Dr. Teppo Särkämö at University of Helsinki, Finland have revealed that caregiver-implemented musical leisure activities, particularly singing, are cognitively and emotionally beneficial especially in the early stages of dementia.

Dance and Parkinson’s

A new research study into the mark Morris Group’s Brooklyn Dance for PD programme has found that participants experienced significant improvement in overall movement, particularly walking.

Using a loneliness scale: benefits, drawbacks and good practice

A discussion paper from the Campaign to End Loneliness about the benefits and challenges of evaluating the impact of services and activities on loneliness in older age, based on their own recent publication:

Measuring wellbeing handbook (New Economics Foundation)

A short handbook on measuring well-being from the Centre for Wellbeing at the New Economics Foundation – designed primarily for voluntary organisations and community groups delivering projects and services, to help them kick-start the process of measuring wellbeing outcomes.

International impacts of performing arts

The International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts has published an evidence review of the impacts of performing arts on society.

The review assesses the range of different research methodologies in assessing the impact of this work.

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