Webinar recording 

Dr Karen Mak’s slide deck from the event.

Summary report, detailing findings from over 70 papers in this area

Essay in Creativity, Culture, Capital: How the arts can improve population health

Evidence briefings x 4

A new website for the Social Biobehavioural Research Group. 

Please also visit our new research papers library and select ‘arts and culture’ from the social topics filter to find the relevant research articles.

Event summary

Dr Karen Mak, introduced by Dr Daisy Fancourt, shared key findings from this work relating to the impact of arts engagement in three key life stages: childhood and adolescence, adulthood and older age. We also revealed what our analysis shows about which socioeconomic groups have access to arts and culture for public health, and how this might inform our thinking about health inequalities and local cultural provision.

We were also delighted to be joined by Dr Nils Fietje from the World Health Organization to reflect on what our findings may mean for global policy around arts and health.

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