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The National Endowment for the Arts guide to community-engaged research in the arts and health
This new guide from the US outlines ways to reconcile the field-specific vocabularies used in the arts and health research; identifies study goals and methods for engaging community members as equal partners in a research project; and highlights the benefits of partnering for arts professionals and researchers.
Creative and credible evaluation for arts, health and well-being: opportunities and challenges of co-production
This paper reports findings from a one-year UK knowledge exchange project completed in 2015. Stakeholders’ experiences of evaluation were explored in order to develop online resources to strengthen knowledge and capacity within the arts and health sector
Arts, health & wellbeing: reflections on a national seminar series and building a UK research network
An article published in 'Arts & Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice' on 10th May 2016 on the development of a national UK research network in arts and health.
MECCA's Stigma Reduction Through the Arts Project
MECCA believes that a positive impact can be made on reducing mental health stigma through artistic exhibits/events by providing community members with “a different lens through which they view those with a mental illness”
Using theatre to address mental illness stigma: a knowledge translation study in bipolar disorder
This research report, available online, explores the impact of a one-woman theatrical performance on attitudes towards bipolar disorder (BD) on people with BD and healthcare providers.
Other sources of Research information:More national/international research is available via the National Alliance for Arts, Health and Wellbeing website: www.cultureandwellbeing.org.uk
One of the main centres of research for arts and health is the University of West of England and we have short summaries of the research available here.
Other main centres of arts and health research in England are:
Sidney de Haan Research Centre for Arts in Health - Canterbury Christ Church University
The Centre for Medical Humanities - University of Durham
Mental Health Research - Anglia Ruskin University
University of Nottingham
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