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New research examines the pressures on musicians’ mental health and wellbeing caused by unpredictable careers, a culture of self-criticism and the lack of time to relax.
The need for a cross-government approach to arts in health – including education reforms – has been highlighted by MPs at a Westminster Hall debate.
The two organisations have signed a three-year agreement to work together to raise awareness about the health benefits of arts participation.
The project marks a change in strategy for funder Sport England, which had signalled its willingness to consider how dance could tackle inactivity.
Help Musicians UK’s service will go live later this year and offer listening, advice, medical and welfare support to anyone working in music.
A cross-party parliamentary report says it is “time to recognise the powerful contribution the arts can make to health and wellbeing”.
Musicians responding to a major new study reported severe levels of stress and depression, and extremely severe levels of anxiety.
Jorge Lopes Ramos and Persis Jade Maravala take us on a whirlwind tour of a week in their hectic, colourful lives at ZU-UK.
Bedside theatre performances in hospitals are helping children escape from stress and anxiety. Persephone Sextou explains the work of a scheme currently operating in the Midlands.
Halton CCG’s manifesto for wellbeing commits the organisation to commissioning cultural activity, which it says can support wellbeing in ways that other methods cannot.
1,000 older people will benefit from the extension of a ‘Dance to Health’ programme involving arts partners including Yorkshire Dance and Birmingham Royal Ballet.
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.