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Music-making sessions for young people with mental health issues have had a recognised impact, and commissioning an independent evaluation has enabled the knowledge and experiences gained to be shared, explains Miriam Steiner.
A new survey will inform how the Arts Council of Wales encourages the arts sector to make a greater contribution to health and wellbeing.
As she prepares to step down from the company she founded over 30 years ago, Avril Hitman reflects on her career at the forefront of inclusive dance.
Applied theatre and social inclusion: Acting Now’s Artistic Director Marina Pallares-Elias takes us through a week in her working life.
A strategic collaboration between One Dance UK and People Dancing will focus first on encouraging primary schools to spend more on high quality dance.
Drama can boost the wellbeing of homeless people, but engaging them is not without challenges. Jon Randall shares his experiences producing and touring theatre with Lancaster’s homeless community.
Aesop’s falls-prevention classes were both an enjoyable artistic challenge and faithful to their healthcare objectives.
16 cultural organisations have been awarded funding by Arts Council England to create work for and with people over 75 years old.
The work that artists do in education, health and social care settings has long been undervalued, but Nick Ponsillo is hopeful that changes are on their way.
Manchester Camerata’s work with people with dementia recently took its musicians to Tokyo to deliver training. Lucy Geddes reveals what they shared and what they learned.
Firmly held core values and an awareness of potentially excluding behaviour have been key to the success of Pallant House Gallery’s community work, says Sandra Peaty.
The new programme is the second collaboration between the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the Public Health Agency.
Public Health England has issued a new publication to help commissioners gather robust evidence of the effectiveness of arts projects.
Be prepared to make mistakes and consider reaching out to other organisations running relaxed events, says Kate Lovell.
West Yorkshire Playhouse’s commitment to dementia-friendly theatre has enhanced Barney Bardsley faith in humanity. She reveals how it came about.
Older people’s dance classes encourage long-term engagement, but artists face challenges developing relationships with doctors, a survey has found.
Anti-social hours, lack of pay and exhaustion lead to a ‘profound difficulty’ in sustaining a living in the industry.
Sound and lighting will be adjusted and movement between the auditorium and the foyer will be encouraged to welcome people living with dementia to the theatre.
Age shouldn’t be a barrier to dancing or performing, says Vicky Thornton. She shares the story of DANCE SIX-0, a contemporary dance company for the over 60s in Salisbury.
Looking to measure the impact of their work in hospitals, Air Arts found that pre-existing evaluation methods didn’t work. Laura Waters describes their bespoke approach.