Resources

Resources

Richmond's Arts Update 2017

The Arts Update 2017 summarizes the progress made towards achieving the goals of the current Arts Strategy. It profiles the year in the arts with particular attention to the programs and activities led by Community Cultural Development, Richmond Arts Centre, Richmond Media Lab, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond Public Art Program and Gateway Theatre.

Richmond Arts Strategy 2012 - 2017

In order to move forward, we need to look back. Take a look at the 2012-2017 Richmond Arts Strategy.

Creative Health: The Arts for Health and Wellbeing

The United Kingdom’s All Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health, and Wellbeing was formed in 2014. The above website hosts several resources including podcasts, videos, and reports on how the arts impact health and wellness in greater society.

Arts & Health: Healthy Aging Through the Arts

Based in Vancouver, Arts & Health: Healthy Aging Through the Arts is a working collaboration of seniors and professional artists, who work on the creative expression of ideas and issues that are important to them. The project provides a forum for expression and communication, exploration and imagination, which in turn fosters a sense of well being and belonging.

Arts Participation: The Individual and Society

In this exclusive video for the Guardian, philosopher Alain de Botton gives his top five reasons why art is such a vital force for humanity. Are we wrong to like pretty pictures? Why is some art painful to look at? Can art heal your feelings of urban alienation? Relax, watch and find out.

 Arts Health Network Canada

Arts Health Canada's goal is to bring arts and health activities into the mainstream of Canadian life so that all Canadians are able to engage in art for the health of it, as well as the joy of it.    

Make More Art: The Health Benefits of Creativity

In this reflective piece, author James Clear outlines the significant impact creativity and the arts have on health and wellness.

Bridging the Gap Between the Arts and Sciences

An article published in the Vancouver Sun's reveal how historic flair can help boost scientific discoveries.

Art For Life's Sake: The Health Benefits of Culture

National Post article on the relationship that exists between culture and good health.

The Connection Between Art, Healing, and Public Health: A Review of Current Literature

Published in the American Journal of Public Health, this review explores the relationship between engagement with the creative arts and health outcomes, specifically the health effects of music engagement, visual arts therapy, movement base creative expression, and expressive writing.

 Arts & Health: Healthy Aging Through the Arts

Based in Vancouver, Arts & Health: Healthy Aging Through the Arts is a working collaboration of seniors and professional artists, who work on the creative expression of ideas and issues that are important to them. The project provides a forum for expression and communication, exploration and imagination, which in turn fosters a sense of wellbeing and belonging.

5 Benefits of Arts and Culture

This Huffington Post blog post looks at the impacts Arts and Culture has at both the individual and societal level.

Hill Strategies: Social Benefits of Art

An extensive directory of academic articles related to the impact of the arts in both macro and micro societal spheres.

Benefits of The Arts

California Arts Council outlines the economic, health, arts education and social impacts of involvement in the arts.

Art 4 Kids – Why Does Art Matter

Artist and activist, Hilary Frambes explores the importance of having Art Education as a pillar in the Public School System.

The Guardian – Do The Arts Matter?

Do the arts matter? What is art? Can art make us better people? A panel of philosophers, poets, artists, and writers take a stab at answering some of these key questions.

Arts Ask For More

A list of key impacts of arts education as part of a nationals arts education public awareness campaign.

The arts are good for society (and business)

Americans for the Arts tcalls for understanding and “caring” about the role of the arts in society.

Why Should We Fund The Arts

Globe and Mail article by David Edgar that argues the crucial role that art can play in challenging the way society is run.

TEDTalks: How Playing an Instrument Benefits your Brain

When you listen to music, multiple areas of your brain become engaged and active. But when you actually play an instrument, that activity becomes more like a full-body brain workout. What’s going on? Anita Collins explains the fireworks that go off in musicians’ brains when they play, and examines some of the long-term positive effects of this mental workout.

The Correlation Between Arts and Crafts and a Nobel Prize

It turns out that even for individuals, the interaction between science and art is actually pretty complicated. It seems avocational creativity discoveries of professional scientists go hand in hand: the more accomplished a scientist is, the more likely they are to have an artistic hobby.