Tagged with arts and health

Funding: The Donald Forrester Trust

The Donald Forrester Trust target their support where they believe it is most needed and are increasingly look towards UK registered charities that are dependent upon volunteer support and a small amount of money will go a long way. The Trust also favours organisations where both overheads and fund raising costs are kept to a minimum. Grants are made twice yearly … Continue reading

Resource: Artists Practising Well

Artists Practising Well is a research report by Nicola Naismith, which focuses on the topic of affective support for creative practitioners working in participatory arts in health and wellbeing. The research was supported by a grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council via the Clore Leadership Programme. More information and download the report here. … Continue reading

Resource: Changing Lives: the social impact of participation in culture and sport – a DCMS report

The DCMS Select Committee’s report Changing Lives: the social impact of participation in culture and sport finds that opportunities to reap major benefits in criminal justice, education and health are being missed. In particular the select committee found evidence that: Reoffending rates can be reduced through access to sport or cultural programmes Involvement in the … Continue reading

Resource: Dementia-friendly Craft

Resource: Dementia-friendly Craft

The Crafts Council teamed up with the Garden Museum and put together this resource full of top tips to help your Craft Club engage people living with dementia. Creativity can play an important role in people’s lives for years after the onset of dementia and is a great way to stay active and stimulated. The … Continue reading