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

‘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 the iceberg. For the full list of reasons and the actual indepth report, go to this website.

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Originally posted: March 30th, 2011


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