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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.
Fergus Early is excited about the funding Green Candle Dance Company has secured for a dance and exercise project for groups of older men.
Veronica Franklin Gould of Arts 4 Dementia discusses how partnership projects are benefiting people with dementia by reviving their creative skills and developing new ones.
‘Ageing artfully’ has introduced vulnerable older people to BollyWalking. Christina Christou and John Pinder of Akademi explain all.
Although there is increasing interest from health and social care providers in engaging older people in arts activity, a huge challenge is paying for it. Damian Hebron and Karen Taylor summarise a report they have written on this issue.
Paul Cann believes that the longstanding exclusion of older people from the arts will be changing thanks to a new online initiative which promotes everything from projects to resources to jobs.
Susan Oman says the measures for assessing national wellbeing will be irrelevant before we even begin measuring