In this section you will find all the research, guidelines, data and resources that we have included in the LAHF newsletter. You can filter these by type of resource, or by theme using the tags on the right hand side of this page.
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Presentation of the performing arts generates a wide range of benefits for Canadians, the communities in which they live and society at large, according to a report prepared by Strategic Moves and published by the Canadian Arts Presenting Association.
While You Wait is a new series of 12 podcasts by artists in collaboration with academics, each of which is a different meditation on the idea of waiting.
This month's podcast is by artist Lewis Gibson in collaboration with Debra Bick, Professor of Evidence-Based Midwifery Practice at King's College London and Sarah Beake from the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery.
Lennox Castle Stories is an online collection of memories and stories, told by the ex-residents and hospital staff of Lennox Castle Hospital in the form of creative images, videos and text.
Joanne Loewy, DA, LCAT, MT-BCa, Kristen Stewart, MA, LCAT, MT-BC, SEPa, Ann-Marie Dassler, RN, MSN, FNP, IBCLCb, Aimee Telsey, MDb, and Peter Homel, PhDc
A new free online knowledge hub, CultureHive has been launched which aims to support the arts and culture sector to produce successful marketing campaigns and develop audiences, as part of Arts Council England's Audience focus initiative.
Art in Prisons: a literature review of the philosophies and impacts of visual art programs for correctional populations
This review was commissioned by Arts Access Australia to examine evidence for the value of visual arts programs in Australian prisons and their impact on adult inmates. It considers current philosophies behind art programs, how they are implemented and how ‘success’ is measured, and includes an annotated bibliography of relevant literature.
A new report by an economist from the London School of Economics and Political Science has concluded that “visiting museums is positively associated with higher levels of happiness”.
Taking Part, the ongoing survey of cultural and sport participation in England, has released new figures for 2012 indicating some of the highest participation figures since the survey began 8 years ago.
This toolkit has been produced to support small and medium-sized arts groups who struggle to improve the support they offer volunteers. The Volunteering in the Arts Toolkit includes:
• ideas, suggestions and recommendations
• a range of checklists for those new to working with volunteers
Over eight months the Design Commission took evidence from leaders across the public, private and design sectors on where design is already contributing to public services and how more can be done.
A new paper published by the Royal College of Psychiatrists based on work led by Professor Sue Bailey, President of the Royal College, and drafted by Lucy Thorpe, Head of Policy, and Greg Smith, Policy Analyst, at The Royal College of Psychiatrists.
NAME and the Federation of Music Services (FMS) have announced that they have created The UK Association for Music Education - Music Mark, a single organisation to promote a joined-up approach across all sectors of music education. The organisation was officially launched on 19 March 2013.
Performance of music elevates pain threshold and positive affect: Implications for the evolutionary function of music
Evolutionary Psychology 10(4): 688-702 R. I. M. Dunbar, University of Oxford, Kostas Kaskatis, University of Liverpool; Ian MacDonald, Binghamton University; Vinnie Barra, University of Liverpool
Sara Houston & Ashley McGill
Department of Dance, Froebel College, University of Roehampton, London, UK
Using theoretical frameworks such as CBT, role theory, social learning theory and narrative therapy, Forensic Psychologist Rebecca Day explores women offenders’ experience of Geese Theatre Company’s one week project ‘Journey Woman’, which was delivered four times at HMP Foston during 2007/08.