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.
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.
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 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.
- Arts Health Network – Making the Case for Culture
- Arts Health Network – Economics, Social, and Health Benefits of the Arts
- Arts Health Network – Arts Research Monitor
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.