Working with Public Service Commissioners

This quick guide for the arts and cultural sector documents learning from the Cultural Commissioning Programme’s work with five locality projects, based in Birmingham, Derby,…

Making Sense of Social Prescribing

‘Social Prescribing’ is a mechanism for linking patients with non-medical sources of support within the community, including cultural provision. Find out more about how it…

Art Therapy in Museums and Galleries

This is the website for the British Association of Art Therapists‘ Museums And Galleries Specialist Interest Group. We aim to be a positive and inclusive…

Age UK’s Wellbeing Index Summary

Looking for evidence to support advocacy or funding applications? The Wellbeing in Later Life Index, developed by Age UK and the University of Southampton, analysed…

Five Ways to Wellbeing

Foresight’s ‘Mental capital and wellbeing’ project considered how to improve everyone’s mental capital and mental wellbeing through life. Evidence suggests that a small improvement in…

Inspiring Impact

Inspiring Impact is a programme that aims to change the way the UK voluntary sector thinks about impact. Inspiring Impact aims to make high quality impact…

Arts Commissioning Toolkit

This toolkit will help you understand and engage with commissioning. Being commissioned provides an opportunity for the arts and cultural sector to deliver contracts for…

What Works Centre for Wellbeing

Together with the Economic and Social Research Council and Public Health England, the government is funding a What Works centre dedicated to understanding what national…

Age of Creativity

Age of Creativity is a national platform for everyone who believes that creativity can support older people to enjoy better health, wellbeing, and quality of…

Cultural Commissioning Resources from NCVO

The Cultural Commissioning Programme has collated a range of resources for those wanting to engage in public service commissioning and for commissioners such as local…

Aging & Mental Health article

The impact of community-based arts and health interventions on cognition in people with dementia: a systematic literature review by Rhea Younga, Paul M. Camica & Victoria Tischlerb…