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Call for evidence: The arts for refugee health and well-being.

If you or your organisation works with refugees or asylum seekers using the arts, please read on to see if your work meets the evaluation criteria and could contribute to this systematic review. This call is for work that has not been published academically. Deadline: 1st November 2017

1. Is engaging in visual/ tactile art based activities associated with improved health and well-being in refugees and asylum seekers?

2. Are specific art based activities or modes of engagement associated with specific effects or experiences?

 

 

Kate Phillips, from the University of Derby, is carrying out a systematic review of the evidence. The review is registered with PROSPERO, you can find more details HERE.

 

This call is for work that has not been published academically.

 

If you or your organisation works with refugees or asylum seekers using the arts, and have any evaluations that meet the criteria below, please send it to Kate at k.phillips@derby.ac.uk

 

 

Evaluation criteria

• The participants group must be all or partly refugees and asylum seekers.

• The evaluation may use qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods.

• The activity may be art therapy or any other art based activities.

• The art type must be plastic/visual art such as drawing, painting, printmaking, mask-making, sculpture, knitting, sewing, woodwork, collage, installation and photography.

• The activity must have a health or well-being objective.

 

 

Image: from Parsley Pie, taken at a free art class they held for Syrian children in Manchester.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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