Evidence

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.

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

Performance of music elevates pain threshold and positive affect: Implications for the evolutionary function of music

Evolutionary Psychology 10(4): 688-702 R. I. M. Dunbar, University of Oxford, Kostas Kaskatis, University of Liverpool; Ian MacDonald, Binghamton University; Vinnie Barra, University of Liverpool

A mixed-methods study into ballet for people living with Parkinson's

Sara Houston & Ashley McGill
Department of Dance, Froebel College, University of Roehampton, London, UK

Ground-breaking report published on health benefits of singing

A report has been published from the world's first randomised control trial on singing and older people. The study, which started in January 2010 and finished at the end of 2011, involved over 200 participants over the age of 60.

Waiting list-controlled evaluation of a participatory arts course for people experiencing mental health problems

Kerrie L Margrove, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Anglia Ruskin University, Kirsten Heydinrych, South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust, Wickford, Jenny Secker, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford, UK

The use of Structural Funds for Cultural Projects

Commissioned by the European Parliament, this study considers the importance of Structural Funds (SFs) in European cities, regions and countries developing their economy and improving their social fabric through culture.

Short and Longer Term Effects of Musical Intervention in Severe Alzheimer's Disease

This study examined short and longer term effects of musical and cooking interventions on emotional wellbeing of severe Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients.

Research indicates art aids stroke recovery

Stroke survivors who like art have a significantly higher quality of life than those who do not, according to new research. Patients who appreciated music, painting and theatre recovered better from their stroke than patients who did not.

Arts and Music in Healthcare: An overview of the medical literature: 2004-2011

Chelsea and Westminster Health Charity have published a report by Rosalia Staricoff and Stephen Clift which updates the review of arts and health research conducted by Rosalia Staricoff for Arts Council England in 2004.

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