Projects and Information
- Arthur and Martha Stockport based Arts and Health project
- Arts and Health South West Raising the profile and influencing the development of the Arts and Health sector across the South West of England.
- Arts for Health Cornwall and Isles of Scilly
- Blue SCI Arts and Health based in Trafford, Manchester
- Bromley by Bow Healthy Living Centre
- Centre for Arts and Humanities in Health at the University of Durham
- Creative Remedies Arts and Health across the West Midlands
- Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Government organisation responsible for the arts, sport, tourism, libraries, museums and galleries.
- Department of Health Government organisation responsible for health and social care policy, guidance and publications.
- Lime Manchester based organisation that uses creative activity to impact on individual health, bringing culture and the arts into Greater Manchester's healthcare system via the work of a multi-disciplined group of professional artists.
- London Arts and Health Forum London based networking organisation for health and arts professionals and health related organisations.
- Mailout Magazine Quarterly magazine featuring participation in the arts across the British Isles
- More Music in Morecambe Community music organisation based in Morecambe in the North West.
- Music in Hospitals Aims to improve the quality of life for adults and children with all kinds of illness and disability through the joy and therapeutic benefits of professionally performed music live in hospitals, hospices, day care centres, special needs schools, nursing and residential homes.
- Paintings in Hospitals Founded in 1959 the organisation aims to improve the environment of hospitals and other healthcare establishments by providing original works of art on loan.
- Pioneer Projects Arts and Health charity based in Bentham on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. Uses the arts to promote the health and well being of communities.
- Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital Arts Project
- South East Arts & Health Partnership
- Start in Manchester
- Start in Salford
- Wear Purple Age Concern lead project giving people over the age of 55 the opportunity to work with professional artists to learn new skills and gain confidence in their creative abilities.
- Willis Newson Bristol based arts consultancy specialising in health care and the built environment.
Downloadable Reports and Documents
- Prospectus of Arts and Health A prospectus produced jointly by the Department of Health and Arts Council England. Promotes the benefits of the arts in improving everyone's wellbeing, health and healthcare, and in its role in supporting those who work in and with the National Health Service.
- The Arts Council Arts and Health Strategy The Arts Councils first national strategy for the arts, health and wellbeing.
- Invest to Save: Arts in Health Three year HM Treasury funded project aimed at strengthening the capacity of the North West regions Arts and Health community through networking and training opportunities and building the evidence base as to the effectiveness of creativity, culture and the arts on health and economic outcomes.
- Alan Johnson Speech Tuesday 16th September 2008: 'Open to All:' Mental Health, Social Inclusion and Museums and Galleries
- The Kings Fund Enhancing the Healing Environment
- The Nuffield Trust - Creative Arts and Humanities in Healthcare: Swallows to Other Continents.
- Peter Scher and Peter Senior (1999) The Exeter Evaluation: Evaluation Research Project of Exeter Health Care Arts.
- Rosalia Staricoff (2004) Arts in Health: a review of the medical literature.
- Voluntary Arts Network Artists in Hospitals: Guidelines for the voluntary arts
- Scottish Arts Council Catalysing Arts and Health: Evaluation of Strategic Arts and Health Post
- New Horizons: A Shared Vision for Mental Health
- The Baring Foundation Ageing Artfully: Older People and Professional Participatory Arts in the UK
- APU/UCLAN Research Team (2005) Mental health, social inclusion and arts: developing the evidence base.
Final report from Phase 1: The state of the art in England
www.socialinclusion.org.uk/publications/Phase 1 report.pdf
- Josie Aston Arts in Hospital: Handling the Media
- Liverpool 08 European Capital of Culture: Mental Well-Being Impact Assessment, Executive Summary
- John Angus and CAHHM Health Development Agency (2002) A review of evaluation in community-based art for health activity in the UK
- Clare Keating (2002) Evaluating Community Arts and Community Well-Being
An Evaluation Guide for Community Arts Practitioners
- Liverpool Capital of Culture State of the Art: Creative Health Talks
- Creative Alternatives (2009) Creative Alternative: Arts on Prescription in Sefton
CA Report 2009.pdf
- Madness in the Arts and the Art of Madness: The Transatlantic Research Network on Mental Health and
the Arts (TRAMHA)
- Configuring Madness, edited by Kimberley White
- Voluntary Arts Network Restoring the balance - the effects of participation on wellbeing and health
- Clive Parkinson's paper from 2009 International Conference on Arts and Health: The Arts, Popular Culture and
- Five Ways to Wellbeing A report presented to the Foresight Project on communicating the evidence base for improving people's well-being
Five Ways to Well-being Evidence 1.pdf
- European Capital of Culture Research Programme Evaluation of the Liverpool's year as European Capital of Culture 08.
- Creating Well-Being, Marketing Creativity as a Step to Well-Being A report from the Greater Manchester Arts and Health Network with research from Arts for Health at Manchester Metropolitan University
- Measuring the value of culture: a report to the Department for Culture Media and Sport
Dr Dave O'Brien, AHRC/ESRC Placement Fellow
- National Forum on Arts and Health Report Commissioned by the London Arts in Health Forum and the Regional Partners Group
- Part 1 of MANIFESTO
- A Brightly Coloured Bell-Jar by Clive Parkinson presented at The Art of Good Health and Well-Being, Sidney Myer Asia Centre, University of Melbourne, Victoria, 16 - 19 November 2010 and reproduced here as three guest features on the Centre for Medical Humanities online research blog.