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Norwegian study discovers evidence that culture may improve health

June 21st, 2011

The aim of this study was to analyse the association between cultural activity and perceived health, anxiety, depression and satisfaction with life in both genders. The study is based on the third population-based Nord-Trøndelag Health Study (2006–2008), including 50,797 adult participants from Nord-Trøndelag County, Norway. Data on cultural activities, both receptive and creative, perceived health, […]

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City Arts Nottingham and University Nottingham publish research on the Arts on Prescription Service

May 3rd, 2011

City Arts Nottingham (CAN) and the University of Nottingham have published a research report into the ground-breaking Arts on Prescription (AOP) Service.  AOP is a community based arts project designed to promote mental health and delivered by CAN. The AOP service exists to help ameliorate social and personal difficulties experienced by people with mental health […]

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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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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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