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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
Clive Parkinson sees the danger of arts/health practice becoming a “bland cultural sub-species, offering the marginalised a transient feel-good factor”, watered down to fit the paymasters’ needs
By collaborating with staff at local doctors’ surgeries, Dulwich Picture Gallery has found a sustainable channel for reaching out to isolated elderly individuals. Madeline Adeane explains
Meg Attwood explains how enlisting the help of evaluation consultants helped arts-based Community Interest Company Light Box gain credibility and stay on the right track
Dr Alan Clarke shares what he has learnt from a career running arts projects in prisons across Europe
William Wong asks what can the arts do more of and differently to encourage mindfulness?
Hannah Hull discusses the paradox of being an arts and wellbeing advocate
Can personal wellbeing improve when we start to focus on others’ wellbeing? Matthew Taylor describes a mental health project that put this to the test
Bridget McKenzie makes the case for a more eco-conscious arts sector, working to help restore the biosphere and generate capital from it