Healthy, social, creative

21 May 2012

In 2010, as the health sector faced major changes and public sector cuts were about to bite, why did Voluntary Arts chose to target an advocacy campaign at healthcare professionals? Anita Holford outlines Healthy, Social, Creative

The happy museum

21 May 2012

Tony Butler describes a project which is encouraging cultural institutions to respond to the challenge of nurturing community wellbeing and improving environmental sustainability

Stepping out

21 May 2012

Mean Feet Dance’s One Step Forward pilot project offered creative dance tasters, short courses and performance opportunities to mental health service users in Somerset. Viv Gordon talks about the project

Transition town

21 May 2012

Transition initiatives help communities become stronger and happier and they are springing up all over the place. Hilary Jennings and Belinda Sosinowicz describe how Transition Town Tooting is using the arts to improve wellbeing in South East London

Floating the boat

21 May 2012

In the choppy waters of NHS reforms and government cuts, much is changing in the area of arts, health and wellbeing. Victoria Hume reports

If you treasure it, measure it?

21 May 2012

The wellbeing agenda is developing alongside a demand for evidence-based practice. Daniel Callcut explores what this means for arts organisations

There's magic in it

21 May 2012

Theatre has the potential to create profound and lasting wellbeing in young people. Emily Hunka explains how GLYPT is making a difference

Art on prescription

21 May 2012

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

Making the most of older workers

09 Apr 2012

Eleanor Deem explains how organisations can make sure they comply with recent legislation on older workers – and reap the benefits

A moving experience

19 Mar 2012

‘Wellbeing’ is the newest buzzword in the arts, and arts charity Salamander Tandem is proving that a programme of movement can help older people improve their quality of life. Esther Harris explains

Speak now or…

16 Jan 2012

Liz Hill urges the sector not to miss the wellbeing boat

A new route to wellbeing

16 Jan 2012

Katy S Austin examines the current barriers around creative therapies and talks to artist Stuart Semple about how his immersion in art healed him more than drugs ever could

Collective voice and collective will

16 Jan 2012

Richard Nutter explains how a consortium of Liverpool’s major cultural organisations has developed a comprehensive strategic approach that places the arts and culture at the heart of the city’s social agendas

Arts sidelined on wellbeing

16 Jan 2012

Deadline approaches to make the case for the impact of the arts and culture on wellbeing

Measuring wellbeing – no place for the arts and culture?

12 Dec 2011

If cultural activity is to be at the heart of future government agendas, it is vital now that the cultural sector starts to shout loudly about the contribution made by the arts to personal wellbeing. Hilary Jennings urges the arts sector to get behind the campaign and respond to the consultation.

No mention of cultural activity in proposed measures of wellbeing

12 Dec 2011

Time is running out for the cultural sector to make the case for the impact of the arts and culture on quality of life


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