A doctors’ organisation and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) are partnering to allow physicians to write prescriptions for free museum visits.
An event in Alaska where community allies gathered to manifest a sculpture installation, shouldering stories of mental illness and resilience.
Researchers at the Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology in Japan found dance best of 16 forms of exercise to lower disability risk.
Resource: Impressions of the impact of the arts on quality of life and well-being in Ontario (Nanos/Ontario Arts Council)
Executive Summary from Nanos for the Ontario Arts Council on the impact of the arts on the day-to-day wellbeing of Ontarians.
Resource: The Creative Health: Arts for Mental Health & Well-Being (All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health & Well-being)
All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health & Well-being: This resource uncovers 9 key areas to demonstrate how the art impact our aid recovery / support longer lives better lived, to help with challenges facing health & social care: ageing, long-term conditions, loneliness& mental health as well as how the arts can help save money in the health service & social care.
Hill Strategies Report: The data in the report show that there is a strong connection between 18 cultural activities and eight indicators of health and well-being.
Resource: Singing for Better Breathing: Findings from the Lambeth & Southwark Singing & COPD Project
Over the last eight years there has been a growth of interest in the potential value of participation in singing groups for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (CODP) and other respiratory illnesses. This is shown by the increasing number of singing for breathing groups established across the UK over this period.
A white paper showing how arts interventions can contribute to positive clinical, experiential, and holistic outcomes.