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ARTS CAN HELP RECOVERY FROM ILLNESS AND KEEP PEOPLE WELL, REPORT SAYS

All-party inquiry demonstrates benefits to health and wellbeing of the arts, leading to fall in hospital admissions. Article by Mark Brown, Arts correspondent, The Guardian. Excerpt reproduced courtesy of Guardian News & Media Ltd (open licence).   David Shrigley’s ‘The arts’ teapot filling up a ‘lost soul’ cup. Illustration: David Shrigley   GPs prescribing arts activities to some … Continue reading ARTS CAN HELP RECOVERY FROM ILLNESS AND KEEP PEOPLE WELL, REPORT SAYS

Arts advocacy – stepping up a gear?

It looks as if arts advocacy campaigning in the UK will be stepping up a gear this year. Not only are the funding cuts forcing us all to look long and hard at the true value of what we do, and to get even better at collecting and sharing evidence and stories - but a … Continue reading Arts advocacy – stepping up a gear?

Advocating for music – sharing research more widely

I've been noticing for some time now how hard it is to find research evidence when you need it. Much of my work is about advocating for music, the arts, or a particular good cause. But although I often know there's research out there to back up a particular case, I struggle to find it … Continue reading Advocating for music – sharing research more widely

Healthy, social, creative – voluntary arts and long-term conditions

A new way of looking at creative activities and health - OTNews (professional magazine for occupational therapists) PrimaryHealthCare16-20JULY2011proof(1) - Primary Health Care (evidence-based journal for the nursing profession) Creative activities can change people's lives, giving them a chance to participate, learn, reach their potential, find meaning and purpose, improve their self-confidence and much more. It can also improve … Continue reading Healthy, social, creative – voluntary arts and long-term conditions

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YOUNG PEOPLE AND MUSIC EDUCATION Music Education in Wales - a warning for England? (Music Education UK, June 2011) A land with less music? (Sounding Board, May 2011) - the music education review in Wales Musical Futures (Sounding Board) - the government's Wider Opportunities scheme Making the connections(Sounding Board) - Youth workers, community musicians and … Continue reading Articles section