- Arts & Health
- Case Studies
- Innovation & Critical Thinking
- Publications & Resources
Arts and Health Evaluation Approaches
Annabel Jackson Associates 2004, ‘Evaluation toolkit for the voluntary and community arts in Northern Ireland’, Arts Council of Northern Island. http://www.artscouncil-ni.org/departs/all/report/VoluntaryCommunityArtsEvalToolkit.pdf
Appleton, J 2006, ‘Who owns public art?’ in Culture vultures: Is UK arts policy damaging the arts, pp. 53–69, England, Policy Exchange.
Georgeff, N, Lewis, A & Rosenberg, M 2009, ‘Bridging the gap: towards a framework for evaluating art and health’, Australasian Journal of Arts and Health, vol. 1, pp. 31–39.
Jackson, MR, Harranz, J & Kabwasa-Green, F 2003, ‘Art and culture in communities: a framework for measurement’, Creativity and communities program, The Urban Institute, Washington. http://www.urban.org/publications/311008.html
Keating, C 2002, ‘Evaluating community arts and community wellbeing’, Arts Victoria and VicHealth. http://www.arts.vic.gov.au/Research_and_Resources/Resources/Evaluating_Community_Arts_and_Wellbeing
Kelaher, M, Berman, N, Joubert, L, Curry, S, Jones, R, Stanley, J and Johnson, V 2007, ‘Methodological approaches to evaluating the impact of community arts on health’, UNESCO Observatory E-Journal, vol. 1, pp. 1–18. http://www.abp.unimelb.edu.au/unesco/ejournal/pdf/evaluating-community-arts.pdf
Rosenberg, M 2008, ‘The evaluation game: determining the benefits of arts engagement on health’ in Proving the practice: evidencing the effects of community arts programs on mental health, DADAA Publishing, Perth, Western Australia.
Smith, T 2003, ‘An evaluation of sorts: a common knowledge report’, Durham, Centre for Arts and Humanities in Health and Medicine (CAHHM).
White, M 2006, ‘Establishing common ground in community-based arts in health’, Journal of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health, vol. 126, no. 3, pp. 128–133.
Arts and Health Evaluation Debate
Baum, M 2001, ‘Evidence-based art?’ Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 306–307.
Belfiore, E 2006, ‘The social impacts of the arts – myth or reality?’ in Culture vultures: Is UK arts policy damaging the arts? pp. 20–37, England, Policy Exchange.
Belfiore, E & Bennet, O 2010, ‘Beyond the “toolkit approach”: arts impact evaluation research and the realities of cultural policy-making’, Journal for Cultural Research, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 121–142.
Galloway, S 2009, ‘Theory-based evaluation and the social impact of the arts’, Cultural Trends, vol. 29, no. 2, pp. 125–148.
Hamilton, C & Petticrew, M 2003, ‘Arts for health: still searching for the Holy Grail’, Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, vol. 57, no. 6, pp. 401–402.
McCarthy, K, Ondaatje, E, Zakaras, L, Brooks, A 2004, Gifts of the muse: reframing the debate about the benefits of the arts, RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA.
McQueen-Thompson, D, Zingaras, C & James, P 2002, ‘Promoting mental health and wellbeing through community and cultural development: a review of literature focusing on community arts practice’, VicHealth and the Globalism Institute. http://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/~/media/ProgramsandProjects/MentalHealthandWellBeing/Publications/Attachments/PromotingMentalHealthCommunityCelebrationsFestivals.ashx
Merli, P 2002, ‘Evaluating the social impact of participation in arts activities’, International Journal of Cultural Policy, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 107–118.
Newman, T, Curtis, K & Stephens, J 2003, ‘Do community-based arts projects results in social gains? A review of the literature’, Community Development Journal, vol. 38, no. 4, pp. 310–322.
Staricoff, R 2006, ‘Arts in health: the value of evaluation’, The Journal of the Royal Society for Health Promotion Research, vol. 126, no. 3, pp. 116–120.
Arts and Mental Health
Callard, F 2005, ‘Imagine East Greenwich: evaluating the impact of the arts and wellbeing’, Journal of Public Mental Health, vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 29–41.
Hacking, S, Secker, J, Spandler, H, Kent, L & Shenton, J 2009, ‘Evaluating the impact of participatory arts projects for people with mental health needs’, Health and Social Care in the Community, vol. 16, no. 6, pp. 638–648.
Howells, V & Zelnick, T 2009, ‘Making art: A qualitative study of personal and group transformations in a community arts studio’, Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, vol. 32, no. 3, pp. 215–222.
Lewis, A & Doyle, D (Eds.) 2008, Proving the practice: evidencing the effects of community arts programs on mental health, DADAA Publishing, Perth, Western Australia.
Parr, H 2006, ‘Mental health, the arts and belonging’, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, vol. 31, issue, 2, pp. 150–161.
Secker, J, Hacking, S, Kent, L, Shenton, J & Spandler, H 2009, ‘Development of a measure of social inclusion for arts and mental health project participants’, Journal of Mental Health, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 65–72.
Secker, J, Spandler, H, Hacking, S, Kent, L & Shenton, J 2007, ‘Empowerment and arts participation for people with mental health needs’, Journal of Public Mental Health, vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 14–23.
Secker, J, Spandler, H, Kent, L & Shenton, J 2007, ‘Mental health, social inclusion and arts: developing the evidence base’, Anglia Ruskin University, London. http://www.socialinclusion.org.uk/publications/Phase%201%20report.pdf
Secker, J, Spandler, H, Hacking, S, Kent, L & Shenton, J 2007, ‘Art for mental health’s sake’, Mental Health Today, July–Aug, pp. 34–36.
White, M 2003, ‘Mental health and the arts: a discussion paper’, Department of Culture Media and Sport, London. http://www.ippr.org/uploadedFiles/events/2003/Mike%20White%20Paper.pdf
Vichealth 2003, ‘Creative connections: promoting mental health and wellbeing though community arts participation’, Victorian Health Promotion Foundation. http://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/en/Resource-Centre/Publications-and-Resources/Social-connection/Creative-Connections.aspx?p=1
Arts and Social Inclusion / Social Capital
Barraket, J 2005, ‘Putting people in the picture? The role of the arts in social inclusion’, Brotherhood of St Laurence, Melbourne, Victoria. http://www.bsl.org.au/pdfs/barraket_arts_social_inclusion_1.pdf
Belfiore, E 2002, ‘Arts as a means of alleviating social exclusion: does it really work? A critique of instrumental cultural policies and social impact studies in the UK’, International Journal of Cultural Policy, vol. 8, issue 1, pp. 91–106.
Goodlad, R, Hamilton, C & Taylor, P 2002, ‘Not just a treat: arts and social inclusion’, Scottish Arts Council and University of Glasgow. http://www.scrsj.ac.uk/media/media_7761_en.pdf
Jermyn, H 2004, ‘The art of inclusion’, Research Report 35, Arts Council of England. http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/publication_archive/the-art-of-inclusion/
Parr, H, 2006, ‘Arts and social capital’, Mental Health Today, June, pp. 23–5.
Ruiz, J 2004, ‘A literature review of the evidence base for culture, arts and sport policy’, Edinburgh, Scottish Executive. http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2004/08/19784/41507
Williams, D 1996, ‘Creating social capital: a study of the long-term benefits from community-based arts funding’, Community Arts Network, Adelaide, South Australia.
Williams, D 1997, ‘How the arts measure up: Australian research into the social impact of the arts’, Stroud, Comedia. http://www.artshunter.com.au/communityarts/papers/Commedia.htm
Wright, P & Palmer, D 2007, ‘People know me now for something positive: an evaluation of Big hART’s work at the John Northcott Estate’, Murdoch University, Perth. http://www.abp.unimelb.edu.au/unesco/ejournal/pdf/Palmer-060709.pdf
Community Arts and Health
Angus, J 2002, ‘A review of evaluation in community-based art for health activity in the UK’, Health Development Agency and Centre for Arts and Humanities in Health and Medicine (CAHHM), Durham University. http://www.nice.org.uk:80/aboutnice/whoweare/aboutthehda/hdapublications/review_of_evaluation_in_communitybased_art_for_health_activity_in_the_uk.jsp
Everitt, A & Hamilton, R 2003, ‘Arts, health and community: a study of five arts in community health projects’, Centre for Arts and Humanities in Health and Medicine (CAHHM), Durham University. http://www.dur.ac.uk/resources/cahhm/reports/Arts%20Health%20%26%20Community.pdf
Kelaher, M, Dunt, D, Curry, S, Berman, N, Joubert, L & Johnson, V 2009, ‘Evaluation of the Community Arts Development Scheme, improving health and wellbeing through social connections and the arts’, VicHealth & Arts Victoria. http://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/~/media/ResourceCentre/PublicationsandResources/Mental%20health/CADS/CADS_Final_for_web.ashx
Matarrasso, F 1997, ‘Use or ornament? The social impact of participation in the arts’, Stroud, Comedia. http://www.institutumeni.cz/res/data/004/000571.pdf
VicHealth 2003, ‘Creative connections: promoting mental health and wellbeing through community arts participation’, Victorian Health Promotion Foundation. http://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/en/Resource-Centre/Publications-and-Resources/Social-connection/Creative-Connections.aspx?p=1