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Social, health and wellbeing impact

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Resources for understanding the impact of arts and culture on social, health and wellbeing.

Arts activities improve mental health

Mental health, social inclusion and the arts: developing the evidence base - Anglia Ruskin University and University of Central Lancashire, 2007

Review of the evidence of the benefits of the arts to health

Arts health and wellbeing beyond the millennium: how far have we come and where do we want to go? - Royal Society for Public Health, 2013

Impact of arts activities on specific conditions

Cochrane Reviews 

Evidence of the value of music in the promotion of wellbeing

Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health - Canterbury Christ Church University 

Quantifying the social impacts of sport and culture

Quantifying the social impacts of sport and culture - Department for Culture Media and Sport, 2014

Quantifying the wellbeing impacts of sport and culture

Quantifying and valuing the wellbeing impacts of culture and sport - Department for Culture Media and Sport, 2014

An evidence review of community-based arts in health initiatives

Arts in health: a review of the literature - Bournemouth University, 2014

Exploring the relationship between engagement with the creative arts and health outcomes

The connection between art, healing and public health - Heather Stuckey and Jeremy Nobel

Exploring the influence and effects of the arts on health

Arts in health: a review of the medical literature - Arts Council of England, 2004

Update of the arts in health review conducted for Arts Council England

Arts and music in healthcare: an overview of the medical literature: 2004-2011 - Chelsea and Westminster Health Charity, 2011

Recreational dance improves fitness and reduces obesity in children

The effects of recreational dance interventions on the health and well-being of children and young people: A systematic review - Arts & Health, 2012

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