Group singing is more effective than creative play at tackling depressive symptoms, according to a study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry.
A survey of 1,000 adults in each European Union country finds older and less educated UK adults place less value on Europe’s cultural heritage.
A heritage project celebrating stories from LGBTQ+ young people in Brighton has resulted in a digital archive, as well as new photographic work. Juliette Buss explains why the project has been so special for everyone involved.
1,000 people involved in creative groups have revealed why they participate and highlighted the challenges their groups face.
Subtle changes could help cultural organisations become more welcoming, attract more visitors and potentially increase donations.
When prisoners are actually requesting more arts activities, why are we not giving them what they want, asks Jess Thorpe.
Chrissie Tiller implores those working in participatory and social arts practice to embrace critical reflection.
The decline in young people participating in dance appears to be reversing, although the gender gap among children has never been wider.
New ‘Age-Friendly Standards’ launched by the Family Arts Campaign aim to complement existing standards for welcoming families.
People who engage with the arts are more likely to be charitable donors and volunteers, a new study has found.
Félicie Kertudo tells how she visited the South London Gallery to find out more about how it involves the local community in a range of inclusive projects.
A successful pilot of the ‘Fusion’ programme is credited with engaging nearly 5,000 people across Wales since its launch in 2015.
Arts organisations have a key role to play helping communities “come together, to learn, debate and celebrate” but they need more support, according to a new report from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.
The Canterbury Heritage Museum has attracted fewer and fewer visitors in recent years, but a rescue plan involving the Marlowe Theatre is set to revitalise it. Janice McGuinness tells the story.
Arts attendance among people living in the most deprived areas has grown, but the gap between these areas and those of least deprivation has widened over the past decade.
Why do boys tend to give up dance classes when they reach their teens? Kate Laho and Natalie Holasz discuss the findings of a recent survey conducted by The Place.
Only 8% of people regularly engage with publicly funded art, but every day people are creating their own versions of culture. Nick Wilson and Jonathan Gross report on research that makes the case for a new approach to cultural policy.
mac Birmingham’s outreach programmes are creating meaningful dialogue between the arts centre and local communities, artists and cultural organisations. Daniel Fountain spoke to those involved to find out how.
Don’t be afraid of fun, catch them early and remember that everyone loves LEGO – Michelle Lally shares her tips for engaging young people and families in the arts.
A week-long arts residency involving young NEETs was a far cry from some ‘old skool’ outreach projects. Ammo Talwar reveals what was needed to re-engage with them ‘street-style’.