Arts engagement supports social connectedness in adulthood: findings from the HEartS Survey

Authors: Rosie Perkins, Adele Mason-Bertrand, Urszula Tymoszuk, Neta Spiro, Kate Gee, and Aaron Williamon



How art & culture practices can contribute to the health & healing processes of Aboriginal peoples in Loneliness is a public health challenge, associated with premature mortality and poorer health outcomes. Social connections can mitigate against loneliness, and there is evidence that the arts can support social connectedness. However, existing research on the arts and social connectedness is limited by focus on particular age groups and arts activities, as well as a reliance on typically small-scale studies.

Published by: BMC Public Health

Publication Date: 2021

Country: United States

Language: English

Type: Reports/Papers