Musical singing and dementia

A new study has found that patients with dementia who spend time singing songs from the musicals experience a boost in their cognitive function.

Study into benefits of the arts

A joint study by the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Education and Social Work and the Australia Council for the Arts has found that engagement in the arts benefits students not just in the classroom, but also in life.

Music and the brain

A new study by researchers at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland has concluded that people who practice playing musical instruments have sharper brains because they pick up mistakes in their performance and fix them more quickly than other people.


Arts for Health and Special Collections at Manchester Metropolitan University have received an award from the Wellcome Trust to commission an archivist and a conservator to assess the extent and condition of archives relating to arts and health, and to make recommendations as to how best to pres

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.


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