Tagged with Health and Wellbeing

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

Networking: co|Create / Fresh Art@ Bath – a 5 year arts, health and heritage project

This free session is an opportunity to hear from partnership staff, project artists and participants about their experience and how this project supports mental health, wellbeing and reduces social isolation. We’ll also be experimenting with some creative collage techniques from the current exhibition. This session is aimed at socially engaged artists and anyone with an … Continue reading

Resource: Great British Creativity Test

According to research commissioned by BBC Arts, even the briefest time spent on a creative pastime such as painting, pottery or playing the piano has an impact on our wellbeing and emotions. Read more here. The findings have been used to create an online ‘Feel Good Test’, that will provide respondents with a personalised ‘feel … Continue reading