Archive for the Generic Research – also of interest category

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Arts on Prescription in Folkestone

June 21st, 2011

The Sidney De Haan Centre is exploring the possibility of an ‘Arts on Prescription’ scheme in Folkestone. Folkestone Forward, established by Kent County Council, is a programme designed to raise the self-esteem and confidence of communities and individuals. The programme is based in East Folkestone and aims to make adult education, library services, sports and […]

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Scottish Arts Therapies Forum calls for contributors for arts and health conference

April 5th, 2011

Scottish Arts Therapies Forum – Call for conference contributors – posted 05.4.2011 deadline: 30 April 2011 Taking place on 8th October, ‘Talking together – Working together: Exploring Arts and Health’ is a conference designed for arts workers/artists/therapists, service users and carers. Presented by the Scottish Arts Therapies Forum (SATF), in collaboration with Voluntary Arts Scotland, […]

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Videos showing Cumbrian health professionals talking about Art and Wellbeing

April 4th, 2011

Video case studies of Cherrie Trelogan (Arts Participation Officer at Cumbria County Council), Dr Jane Mathieson (Public Health Consultant, NHS Cumbria) and Paul Musgrove (Cumbria Public Health Network Manager) describing how they developed a culture and sport outcomes framework. Watch or download the videos here.

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Art therapist Vicky Barber’s views on art as therapy

March 30th, 2011

Vicky Barber currently teaches art therapy to children with behavioural problems. As well as helping kids, she says  “Using art as therapy gives me a different perspective of myself. My doubts and worries become so much less important … I learn to accept myself as I am … ” To practise art as therapy, she […]

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Report on ‘The social impact of participation in the arts’

March 30th, 2011

‘Use or Ornament?’ a report of a research project carried out by François Matarasso of Comedia in the 1990s, demonstrated that arts participation is thoroughly beneficial for very many reasons.  For example, participation in the arts can: Enhance confidence and self-esteem Help build new skills Strengthen social solidarity But this is only the tip of […]

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‘Guidelines to Art’ by Society for All Artists

March 28th, 2011

Since the SAA (Society for All Artists) created its ‘Guidelines to Art’ method (you can see the full evaluation done by Nottingham University at it has now trained activity organisers in nearly 600 care homes in the UK, including BUPA, the Order of St John and many others. This has proved very successful and […]

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Job Opportunity for NHS Hull: Arts and Dementia Project

March 24th, 2011

NHS Hull invites applications for arts and health commissions, for creative projects in any artform working with older people in care homes in Hull, including those with dementia. The programme aims to improve quality of life, increase skills and creativity; improve physical/mental wellbeing and raise awareness of the benefits of creative activity. Looking for original […]

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Competition for celebrating the creativity of people with Parkinson’s!

March 21st, 2011

Parkinson’s UK are holding their Mervyn Peake Awards 2011, where anyone suffering from Parkinson’s can enter artwork into the following 4 categories of the competition, which are Photograph, Poetry, Art or Digital art (films up to 2 minutes or digital images), with the chance of winning some top prizes and recognition of your work. The […]

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Campaign on Promoting Square Dancing

March 21st, 2011

A committee are currently working to promote dancing (primarily square dancing, but a bit of round dancing too) and training throughout the UK, as well as hoping to persuade doctors to prescribe dance lessons. For more information on this type of  danicng, visit and, as well as the Facebook page.

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Author Joyce White’s website with tips on writing as a way of healing

March 15th, 2011

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