In the HEartS project we explored the impact of the arts and culture on health and wellbeing, from individual, social, and economic perspectives. In addition to the analysis of secondary data from cohort studies such as the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing, this project involved the gathering of new data. We looked at:
- The effect of arts and cultural pursuits on health and wellbeing
- How the arts support health
- The financial value of engaging with the arts in relation to health
- How and why these effects might vary among different people
The project was delivered in partnership with the Centre for Performance Science, and a wide range of public health partners and arts partners.
Findings and publications can be found here.