A suite of resources from Arts Council England aimed to help artists provide evidence on the wider benefits of arts and cultural activities, focussed on Health & Wellbeing, Stronger & Safer Communities and Strengthening Public Life.
A detailed description and analysis of practice, impact, policy and funding of all aspects of arts, health and wellbeing in the UK today. All Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing, 2017
This report gives an introduction to what social impact in the arts means and draws on Liverpool City Council funded case studies to illustrate how the arts can help meet strategic social agenda. Annette Burghes & Sarah Thornton, 2017
This comprehensive academic report presents findings from the Cultural Value Project, one of the most in-depth attempts to understand the value of arts and culture to people and society. Geoffrey Crossick & Patrycja Kaszynska (AHRC), 2016
The first culture white paper since 1965 sets out the UK government’s position on the role of the arts and culture in 21st century Britain. Cultural democracy and community engagement are central. DCMS, 2016
This Arts Council report reviews the evidence re the contribution of arts and culture to the economy, health & wellbeing, society and education. Contains useful advocacy information for participatory arts. Arts Council England, 2014