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The Queen's Green Canopy, a nature-themed abstract painting and creative writing project
Artist Marion Cheung's workshops enable MHM staff to learn new skills, deliver art techniques independently and enhance patient and staff well-being at St. David's Hospital by co-creating artwork
Author: Marion Cheung, Visual Artist, Arting Wales
Making Movement Irresistible (MMI)
MMI is a collaborative arts and health project that aims to create a playful, adaptable, wearable technology for encouraging people in residential homes to experience the joy of moving together.
Author: Wendy Keay-Bright, Professor of Technology and Inclusion, Cardiff Metropolitan U
Cardiff Royal Infirmary
People Place Future
We demonstrated how the creative arts can enable better engagement with marginalised, vulnerable and multi-cultural communities in Cardiff and the Vale, reframing our NHS services for the future
Author: Simone Joslyn, Head of Arts & Health Charity, Cardiff & Vale Uni Health Board
Evaluation of the Arts and Health Coordinator Capacity Building Programme
impact of the arts and health coordinator roles within health boards across Wales.
UK Research & Consultancy Services Ltd evaluation of the impact of the Arts and Health Coordinator roles within Health Boards across Wales.
Author: Welsh NHS Confederation
The need for robust critique of research on social and health impacts of the arts
Stephen Clift, et al. (2021): The need for robust critique of research on social and health impacts of the arts, Cultural Trends, https://doi.org/10.1080/09548963.2021.1910492
Author: Stephen Clift, Kate Phillips and Stephen Pritchard
From Surviving to Thriving
Building a model for sustainable practice in creativity and mental health
The report follows a 6-month project to understand how we might help more people and organisations using creativity to support mental health to survive and thrive.
Author: Culture Health & Wellbeing Alliance
HARP research included in Public Health Wales research and evaluation conference
Art in the time of Covid: how did creative innovation support people’s health and wellbeing during the pandemic in Wales?
The HARP programme's researcher Dr Sofia Vougioukalou was invited to share interim outcomes from the HARP programme. .
Author: Sofia Vougioukalou
How creativity and culture are supporting people in institutions during covid-19
A new report, recommendations and collection of case studies of work reaching people resident in hospitals, care homes, hospices, prisons and other instutions during the pandemic
Author: Culture Health and Wellbeing Alliance
Using art to capture a sense of self during antidepressant treatment
This was a collaboration between professional artists, clinical researchers and people suffering from depression; to extend the exploration of experiential effects of antidepressant treatment.
Author: Dr Susan Liggett, Dr Karen Heald
Dance Delivery during Lockdown, Dance and Health for Families
An exploration of online dance delivery from NDCWales during the Lockdown.
NDCWales created a range of online activity during the Lockdown. Titled Kin Connected. Amongst this activity was project led by Angharad Harrop one of our Dance Ambassadors, targeted at families.
Author: Guy O'Donnell
Touch A Flower, Talk to Me
An interactive textile arts project for University Hospital Llandough
This project was commissioned to capture the essence of Rookwood Hospital via memories to support the transition of services from Rookwood Hospital to University Hospital Llandough.
Author: Marion Cheung
Live Music Now case study on the impact of live music in social care and care homes
Health & wellbeing benefits for residents, staff and setting at Woffington House
A study on the impact of live music activities delivered by LMN Wales musicians on the health and wellbeing of the residents, staff and setting, at Woffington House, Tredegar, between 2016 - 2019.
Author: Douglas Noble & Claire Cressey
Pathway to Hope
Site specific art project in Traumatic Brain Injury Unit, Morriston Hospital.
Many traumatic brain injury patients experience feelings of isolation and hopelessness. This project involved patients co-creating artwork, contributing to a sense of belonging and a positive outlook.
Author: Heather Parnell, Capital Arts Manager
English National Ballet/National Dance Company Wales Dance for Parkinson’s Class
Dance for Parkinsons Class, Dance House, Cardiff and Blackwood Miners Institute
Dance for Parkinson's classes are a fun, informal way to discover the themes of our dance pieces. Class has been proven to support people with Parkinson’s in everyday life.
Author: Guy O'Donnell
'Reconstructing Ourselves' - An arts and research project improving patient experience
Swansea Bay University Health Board and Swansea University visual arts and storytelling project with women undergoing complex breast reconstruction.
Author: Prue Thimbleby, Swansea Bay UHB and Sarah Wright, Swansea University
Remote Choir / Côr Pellenig
Singing, technology and connection in Pembrokeshire
Participatory singing project piloted by Span Arts, for isolated, housebound people in rural West Wales. Singing and digital technology were used to increase wellbeing and reduce loneliness.
Author: Rowan Matthiessen (Span Arts)
cARTrefu: Creating artists in residents. A national arts in care homes participatory and mentoring programme. Evaluation report 2015-2017.
The cARTrefu project is delivered by Age Cymru, funded by the Baring Foundation and Arts Council of Wales. This evaluation by DSDC Wales, Bangor University was launched in the Senedd in October 2017.
Author: Katherine Algar-Skaife
Dementia and Imagination: a mixed-methods protocol for arts and science research
Dementia and Imagination is a multidisciplinary research collaboration bringing together arts & science to address current evidence limitations around the benefits of art activities in dementia care.
Author: Dr. Gill Windle