Art as Therapy
We had a start at this one and the beauty of Alain de Botton is that it reads so easily.
Haven't seen it in a HK bookshop yet but easy to order online. Of course you can always pass the office and have a sneak peak. More here.
A collection of international research studies producing an evidence base for the health benefits of participating in the arts. Visit the website for all articles
Arts & Health Journal
Arts & Health, An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice
It says what it does on the tin. A very good resource not only for research but also for practice.
For more information, please go to www.tandfonline.com
The Healing Presence of Art
Richard Cork's book The Healing Presence of Art: A History of Western Art in Hospitals.
An overview and review of artworks in hospitals.
Art for health
Art for Health - A review of good practice in community-based arts projects and initiatives which impact on health and wellbeing,
A review commissioned in 1998 but still very relevant. For more information, click here.
The Cultural Leaning Alliance (CLA) did a study in cultural learning, best practice and delivery.
A very interesting report grouped in 5 key research findings:
1. Learning through arts and culture improves attainment in all subjects
2. Participation in structured arts activities increases cognitive abilities
3. Students from low income families who take part in arts activities at school are three times more likely to get a degree
4. Employability of students who study arts subjects is higher and they are more likely to stay in employment
5. Student who engage in the arts at school are twice as likely to volunteer and are 20% more likely to vote as young adults
For more information, click here.
A public art information site which provides guidance and examples of public art practice from around the UK and internationally.
You can find the latest essay of Mike White on Arts & Health. Visit the website for the full article.
Singing for Health Guides
The Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health at the Canterbury Christ Church University is leading the researching into the potential value of music in the promotion of well-being and health of individuals and communities. They have now published four Singing for Health guides on:
Arts and Health Australia
Arts and Health Australia has a yearly The Art of Health and Wellbeing Conference. All talks you can find on their website and are downloadable.
For more information, go to their website www.artsandhealth.org
Community Arts Impact
Community Arts Impact - Evaluation Model and Toolkit - Evaluation Report to the Arts Council of Wales
This has a good reference of a evaluation toolkit. For more information, click here.
A look at how and why arts in community health has come about, the characteristics of its practice and the challenges it poses for evaluation.
For more informaiton, click here.