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Resource: The art of being healthy: a qualitative study to develop a thematic framework for understanding the relationship between health and the arts (University of Western Australia)

Guided by the biopsychosocial model of health and theories of social epidemiology, the aim of this study was to develop a framework pertaining to the relationship between arts engagement and population health that included outcomes, confounders and effect modifiers.

Resource: Using New Metrics to Assess the Role of the Arts in Well-Being (Office of Research & Analysis or the National Endowment for the Arts)

There is implicit consensus that the arts play a positive role in most societies, with good reason. They can have positive social externalities by generating events for social gatherings and creative exchange. They enhance our visual and auditory environments. They are as old as human existence and the most notable works far outlast the lifetimes of their creators. But how can we measure the contribution that the arts make to society and to human well-being?