Aesop and BOP Consulting launch Active Ingredients, a new approach to aid practitioners and commissioners, working across the arts and social sectors, to understand more about how arts interventions actually work.
The Active Ingredients Project aims to deepen our understanding of the ways in which arts interventions in health and social contexts work – and to improve the ways these are designed and their impacts measured.
The Project and its first report were launched on 11 September 2018. It uses the medical/pharmaceutical metaphor of the ‘active ingredient’ to emphasise that there is something particular in the arts experience itself which enables certain outcomes to occur. It presents a way to describe what is going on in an arts experience and the changes that arts experiences achieve – which does justice to their power and richness.
Source, more details and download the report on AHSW website