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Arts & Wellbeing: A review of the social value of place-based arts interventions

Neiva, R, Davies, L and Wilson, KM (2022) Arts & Wellbeing: A review of the social value of place-based arts interventions. Project Report. What Works Centre Wellbeing, London.

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In the UK, the instrumentalisation of art and culture to achieve socioeconomic outcomes and using an ‘evidence base’ to justify the value of public spending on culture is not novel[1]. Over the past thirty years, there has been a growing interest and research in the social value of arts and culture, particularly in improving health, wellbeing, and social inequalities [2]. Research in the field of creative health has focussed on the effectiveness of arts interventions in improving diagnosed health conditions. In contrast, little attention has been paid to the instrumentalisation of art and culture to improve wellbeing in healthy populations. High-quality impact evidence of those interventions on individuals (wellbeing) and community (social inequalities) is needed to inform future policy, identify new strategies for practice, and raise new questions for further research.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Divisions: Liverpool Business School
Publisher: What Works Centre Wellbeing
SWORD Depositor: A Symplectic
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2024 15:55
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2024 15:55
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/22385
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