Latest resources

In this section you will find all the research, guidelines, data and resources that we have included in the LAHF newsletter. You can filter these by type of resource, or by theme using the tags on the right hand side of this page.

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People Dancing online learning programmes

People Dancing (the Foundation for Community Dance) has produced a series of online learning programmes, covering topics including dance with older people and dance for Parkinson's.

Access the programmes here

People Dancing online learning programmes

People Dancing (the Foundation for Community Dance) has produced a series of online learning programmes, covering topics including dance with older people and dance for Parkinson's.

Access the programmes here

Sounding Out toolkit for music with deaf children

This is the first of a series of online resources being developed by Creative Futures. Sounding Out is a comprehensive resource to support music leaders and school teachers who work with deaf children, and draws on experiences and learning from across a 3-year programme in specialist schools for deaf children funded by Youth Music.

Sustaining Great Art and Culture, Julie's Bicycle/ACE environmental report

Julie’s Bicycle and Arts Council England have released Sustaining Great Art and Culture, Arts Council England's Environmental Report 2017/18.

Julie’s Bicycle has been working in partnership with Arts Council England since 2012 to inspire environmental action across the arts and culture sector, with a focus on the National Portfolio Organisations.

Art and Well-Being: Toward A Culture of Health

The US Department for Arts and Culture has produced this guide for artists, creative organizers, healthcare providers, educators, funders, policy-makers, and communities responding to threats to wellbeing.

A Society of Readers

The new Demos report (commissioned by The Reading Agency) describes the evidence that reading can help to combat loneliness, and acts as a tool to protect future generations from the loneliness epidemic. The report recommends greater government investment in reading.

The Executive Summary is attached here.

Research report recommends music in care

A new national report from Live Music Now and the University of Winchester recommends suggests that live music is 'essential' to all UK care homes. The report presents evidence on the benefits of music to people living and working in care, and provides practical guidance about how music can be introduced affordably and sustainably.

Making Common Cause

Voluntary Arts has published a series of essays and podcasts called "Making Common Cause", exploring the possibilities of 'cultural commoning' - the cooperative pooling of cultural and creative resources.

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RSPH SIG Research Corner November 2018

Each month the Arts in Health Special Interest Group at the RSPH curates a short collection of recent peer-reviewed papers that may be useful for practitioners and researchers working in this area. Where possible we try to link to open-source papers that anyone can read, without needing university access.

Creative arts support mental health in child refugees

APPG press release on social prescribing, culture and health

The All Party Parliamentary Group for Arts, Health and Wellbeing has created a press release on social prescribing, culture and health that brings together case studies from arts-on-prescription schemes and quotes from the Secretary of State's recent speech on social prescribing and the cultural sector.

Summary of evidence on wellbeing and sporting/cultural activities

The What Works Centre for Wellbeing has a new blog detailing the key findings from NatCen social research, based on linked data from the four waves of Understanding Society surveys of adults and young people that included questions on cultural and sports participation, undertaken between 2010 and 2015.

RSPH SIG Research Corner October 2018

This is the first of the Royal Society for Public Health's Research Corner series for the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance.

NOAH's new ethical code for arts in health

The US National Organization for Arts in Health has developed a new code of ethics for arts in health professionals.

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Arts Professional special issue on older people and the arts

This recent special edition of Arts Professional explores a number of programmes designed to support older people, and describes creative ageing as a 'flourishing field'.

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ST40 report from Spare Tyre theatre

ST40 is an online heritage project collecting the history of the participatory arts movement and the role Spare Tyre has played within it. It offers resources to understand how the participatory arts movement has developed in response to social and political changes, and is a useful tool for educating current and future generations of practitioners.

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