The art of future-building

21 May 2012

Bridget McKenzie makes the case for a more eco-conscious arts sector, working to help restore the biosphere and generate capital from it

Life stories

21 May 2012

Kate Massey-Chase sees storytelling as fundamental to wellbeing because it helps us to understand who we are

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

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

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

Speak now or…

16 Jan 2012

Liz Hill urges the sector not to miss the wellbeing boat

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

Healthy spaces

13 Jun 2011

Kathryn Dempsey and Angharad Williams on how art can help to keep people calm during long waits

Healthy prospects

09 Jun 2011

Amidst public funding cuts and the turmoil of health reform, Tim Joss sees a big future for arts in health

Forging an alliance

09 Jun 2011

Russell Wallis and Ann Wallis outline a route to supporting those working to deliver the arts and health agenda


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