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The Cultural Commissioning Programme (CCP) has issued a call for organisations interested in receiving support to strengthen cultural commissioning.

Arts Council England has launched a new Research Grants Programme, which aims to provide opportunities for the arts sector to engage in collaborative research to explore the impact that arts and culture can have on social outcomes.

Campaigning organisation Time for Change has designated Thursday 5 February 2015 as Time to Talk Day in an effort to encourage conversations about mental health.

Age UK has produced a social care ‘score card’ that shows that the amount spent on social care services for older people has fallen nationally by £1.1 billion (14.4%) since 2010/11.

Arts Council England has published a research study to assess the connection between arts engagement and people’s happiness. The research analyses data from Mappiness– an iPhone app that allows users to record their own wellbeing.

A new report has drawn together a range of research to identify the most promising approaches to tackling the problem of loneliness in older people.

The Bethlem Gallery and Museum is moving into a new tailor-made home incorporating a permanent exhibition space, a temporary exhibition space for the Bethlem museum’s collection and a contemporary art exhibition space for artists who ha

Arts and Minds and Arts & Health South West with the support of the National Alliance for Arts, Health and Wellbeing are bringing people together to discuss Arts on Prescription and arts-based Social Prescribing.

People Dancing and Dance for PD have created an online learning programme designed to help dance practitioners gain some of the background knowledge needed to provide dance sessions for people with Parkinson's.

The Government has announced a call for nominations for a new scheme to raise awareness of the different ways people can support those experiencing mental ill health.

Following a number of funding and operational issues, the American Arts & Health Alliance has ceased daily operations.

Arts Council England has appointed Darren Henley to take over as Chief Executive from Alan Davey. Henley has been in charge of Classic FM for the past 15 years and has also led two reviews into music education for the government.

A new report for the Department for Culture has called on Government to make the most of libraries by enabling communities to run them as wellbeing hubs.