Generic Social Outcomes

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.


In this report the Arts Council of Wales sets out its policy agenda and strategic goals for 2019 - 24.  For more of their publications visit here.  Arts Council of Wales, 2019 

The Social Impact of the Arts in Liverpool

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 

Creative Health: The Arts for Health and Wellbeing

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 

Understanding the Value of Arts & Culture

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 

UK Government Culture White Paper

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 

Unlocking Potential Embracing Ambition

In this report Creative Scotland sets out its policy agenda and strategic goals for 2014 - 24.  For more Creative Scotland publications visit here.  Creative Scotland, 2014 

The Value of Arts and Culture to People and Society

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 

Ambitions for the Arts

In this report (free download) Arts Council Northern Ireland sets out its policy agenda and strategic goals for the 2013-18.  For more ACNI publications visit here.  Arts Council Northern Ireland, 2013