Arts and Health Mapping
CS commissioned a study to understand the scale and scope of the current involvement of professional artists working in the area of health and wellbeing. We wanted to know more about this as well as the role we can play in supporting their activity, as well as those who may wish to develop their ski…
Creativity, climate and health: Accelerating impact
In 2021-22 Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance led a consortium with London Arts in Health, Arts & Health South West and the NPAG for Arts, Design & Heritage in Healthcare as part of a Julie’s Bicycle Accelerator programme “to advance …sustainable practice and share insights with peers and the wider sector”. We worked with indepe…
Arts Health Early Career Research Network
The Arts Health ECRN brings together early career researchers working on projects that lie at the intersection of the arts, humanities, health & medicine. The network is based in the UCL WHO Collaborating Centre for Arts & Health.
Resources | The Social Prescribing Network
We endeavour to make key resources for social prescribing accessible including papers, reports and presentations.
Training and development of healthcare students By Robyn Dowlen, Centre for Cultural Value
There are growing examples of cultural organisations and practitioners working with healthcare students (including medical, nursing, midwifery, dental students) to help them develop their practice beyond core clinical skills. In this research digest, we assess the evidence for the value of culture i…
Art boxes supporting parents and infants to share creative interactions at home: an art-based response to improve well-being during COVID-19 restrictions
This article seeks to demonstrate the impact of distributing boxes of art resources and guided activities for vulnerable parents and infants to do tog…
National Centre for Creative Health
The National Centre for Creative Health will advance good practice and research, inform policy and promote collaboration, helping foster the conditions for creative health to be integral to health and social care and wider systems.
Ongoing results from culture, health and wellbeing survey
In April and May 2020, 220 culture, health and wellbeing organisations and practitioners responded to a survey about their work, coordinated by: The Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance The Wales Arts, Health and Wellbeing Network Arts, Health, Culture, Health and Wellbeing Scotland Arts Care,…
Evidence summary for policy: The role of arts in improving health and wellbeing
This evidence summary draws together literature on the role of arts in improving health and wellbeing. DCMS commissioned this report by Dr Daisy Fancourt, University College London, in response to the 2019 World Health Organisation report entitled “What is the evidence on the role of the arts in improving health and wellbeing?”
Get the Picture: Culture, Health and Wellbeing
Key messages from the Voluntary Health Scotland 2018 annual conference. The conference aimed to bring together people from health charities, other voluntary and community health organisations, health boards, health and social care partnerships, local authorities, culture trusts and arts organisations to explore the relationship between culture, health and wellbeing.
Useful Facts on Health | Culture Counts
Culture Counts is the collective voice of Scotland’s cultural sector. The useful facts section offers access to a wealth of research reports on health and social impacts of arts and culture.
Creative Health: The Arts for Health and Wellbeing
The Inquiry Report, Creative Health: The Arts for Health and Wellbeing - Second Edition, presents the findings of two years of research, evidence-gathering and discussions with patients, health and social care professionals, artists and arts administrators, academics, people in local government, ministers, other policy-makers and parliamentarians from both Houses of Parliament.
ACASA | Exploring the relationship between Arts & Wellbeing
The project Art &Well-being involves four leading European institutions with varied experiences, missions, audiences and geographic focus. The goal of this project is to develop new processes, activities and networks to support cultural institutions in partnering with other stakeholders in order to create new innovative projects, engage new audiences, and raise awareness on the challenges that urban dwelling and a fast paced contemporary life pose to the physical, emotional and mental health.
Research | Arts Health and Wellbeing
The evidence-base for arts in health is growing all the time, and the even the hundreds of resources here only scratch the surface. We have trawled the web and are following up on suggestions and publicly available links all the time but we need your help. Please don’t be offended if we haven’t fo…
Repository for Arts and Health Resources
This site is for anyone interested in the field of arts, health and wellbeing, but particularly academics and researchers; policy-makers in central and local government; health and social care managers, and creative arts professionals engaged directly in using their artistic skills in healthcare and…
Arts and Health | Evidence Search | NICE
Evidence-based information on arts and health from hundreds of trustworthy sources for health and social care.
NHS Networks | Arts in Health
Arts in Healthcare aims to promote, share and encourage the use of art and creativity in the healthcare environment. Our network is for all those interested in Art, creativity and how it can impact on our health and well-being. We aim to share up-to-date information on research, opportunities, …
Royal Society for Public Health | Arts, Health and Wellbeing Beyond the Milleneum
The burgeoning interest in arts and health in the last century was part of a swing away from the reductionist medical model, to once again considering mind, body and spirit when treating disease. With the current emphasis on primary prevention and health promotion, the arts and health field is flourishing.
World Health Organisation Europe | What is the evidence on the role of the arts in improving health and well-being?
The reviewed evidence included study designs such as uncontrolled pilot studies, case studies, small-scale cross-sectional surveys, nationally representative longitudinal cohort studies, community-wide ethnographies and randomized controlled trials from diverse disciplines. The beneficial impact of the arts could be furthered through acknowledging and acting on the growing evidence base; promoting arts engagement at the individual, local and national levels; and supporting cross-sectoral collaboration.
More information about the work of Tayside Healthcare Arts including recent evaluation reports.
Artlink Edinburgh | The Ripple Effect: Relational Social Care through Art
Research report on the impact of contemporary arts practices on people with profound and multiple learning disabilities by The University of Dundee and Pamis.
Sistema Scotland Research Studies
Recent independent research has found convincing evidence of positive change to children’s lives and concluded the programme represents a good investment for society.
The MARCH Network | Transforming understanding of how social, cultural & community assets can support mental health
MARCH focuses on social, cultural and community assets – which includes the arts, culture, heritage sites, libraries, green spaces, community centres, social clubs, community associations and volunteer groups – and the role they play in enhancing public mental health and wellbeing, preventing mental illness, and supporting those living with mental health conditions.
Creative homes: how the arts can contribute to quality of life in residential care - The Baring Foundation
This is a joint publication with our partners NCF (the National Care Forum – the umbrella body for not for profit care providers) and NAPA (the National Association for Providers of Activities for Older People). It is intended to celebrate existing good practice in the use of the arts with and for o…
Ageing artfully: older people and professional participatory arts in the UK - The Baring Foundation
Report by David Cutler. To accompany the Foundation’s core costs grants programme for arts organisations working with older people, we have published the first UK wide mapping study of this work. 120 case studies of organisations were identified and numerous examples of all art forms; especially dan…
Wants public services work in equal partnership with local people rather than ‘to’ or ‘for’ them using collaborative and community based approaches. They provide support, ideas and strategies for the pioneers and innovators who want to adopt a new way of working.
The Polyphony is a web platform which aims to stimulate, catalyse, provoke, expand and intensify conversations in the critical medical humanities. It is also the relaunch and reinvention of the Centre for Medical Humanities blog, which has served the field since 2010.