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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.
A pilot programme by National Museums Liverpool has successfully used drama to train health care professionals to support people to live well with dementia.
Running a successful arts workshop is not easy, but remembering to be pragmatic and as collaborative as possible is key, says Nicky Goulder.
At Sussex Recovery College, arts-based courses are boosting students’ creativity and self-esteem. Kate Davey reports on this promising new model.
A cross-party group is gathering evidence of the arts improving people’s health and wellbeing for a new study.
From arts on prescription to recovery colleges, there are a range of ways for arts organisations to engage with public service commissioning. Jessica Harris explains exactly how each model works.
Arts projects and performances are hugely popular among prisoners, staff and governors, and should be used to motivate wider learning, according to a new report.
Two years after hosting its first dementia friendly performance, West Yorkshire Playhouse has released a best-practice guide to putting on similar shows.
Spend some time chilling out in a supermarket car park, arts and health project manager Katherine Brown tells herself at 22.
The benefits of commissioners working with the arts sector have been highlighted by pilot schemes in Kent and Gloucestershire. Jessica Harris shares the details.