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Andy Wild gives an artist's perspective on how his work has had a positive impact on his life since he was diagnosed with cancer.
Dance workshops, courses and events in Somerset have allowed over 400 people with mental health issues to ‘escape their troubled minds’. Viv Gordon discusses their impact.
A shared set of values to assess quality and outcomes needs to replace providing evidence of clinical effectiveness for arts interventions, believes Jane Willis.
A withering letter signed by senior academics raises serious concerns about the recent ACE review of the impact of the arts and the lack of scholarship and consultation with researchers in the field.
Demonstrating the effectiveness of arts interventions in dementia treatment will be key to unlocking funding, says new report.
Yvonne Farquharson believes that academic research and evaluation are essential to demonstrate the clinical impact and cost-effectiveness of arts in health interventions.
A new threat to arts funding is emerging as the Health Lottery partners with the betting industry in its battle to take a bigger slice of the market.
Gillian Taylor looks at how festivals can involve communities in making site-responsive works that create a sense of pride in lost and forgotten places.
Trystan Hawkins reveals his career path from Charity Officer and Administrator to Art Director.
Group singing brings many benefits to people living in areas of disadvantage, according to a new report by Evan Dawson and Kathryn Deane.
A survey in Scotland has found that people who engage in culture are more likely to report good health and life satisfaction than those who do not.
Better evaluation and wider sharing of research findings is seen as a priority for developing the most effective and efficient arts in heath interventions.
A review of the criteria for tracking the nation’s wellbeing sees arts participation included for the first time.
The new Executive Director of Citizens Theatre, Glasgow, Judith Kilvington, guides us through her career to date.
Kate Massey-Chase discusses the impact of personal budgets on participants at CoolTan Arts.
Hospitals do not have to be about sterile rooms, uncertainty and isolation as Mark Norbury has proved at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.
In the second of three edited extracts from 'Fireworks', his book of provocation essays, Dan Eastmond quantifies a disconnect between the public arts sector and the population.