Richmond Arts Strategy 2012 - 2017

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.

Life | National Post – Art For Life's Sake

Huffington Post – Benefits of Arts and Culture

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.

Hill Strategies – Social Benefits of Art

CAC – Benefits of The Arts

Art 4 Kids – Why Does Art Matter

The Guardian – Do The Arts Matter?

Arts Ask For More

Arts USA – The Arts Are Good for Society (and Business)

The Guardian – Why Fund The Arts

TED Talks – How Playing An Instrument Benefits Your Brain – Anita Collins

Priceonomics – The Correlation Between Arts and Crafts and a Noble Prize

Create: A journal of perspectives on the value of art and culture