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Arts and health

The contribution of the arts to physical and mental health and wellbeing is well recognised within the arts sector, and is now beginning to be widely acknowledged within the health sector.

Clowndoctor Dr Pavlova and patient, Edinburgh; Photo Colin Dickson

In partnership with the Scottish Executive, we have developed ArtFull, a national initiative with the aim of articulating, developing and promoting the arts and the role they play in improving the mental health and well-being of people living in Scotland.

Did you know?

  • We are currently supporting research into new policy areas and advocating for improved evaluation of arts projects to better understand the benefits.
  • An Arts Officer post has been created in partnership with a large urban health board to develop arts and health projects.
  • Find out more about arts, mental health and wellbeing on the ArtFull website.
See also
* Arts and health links
* Arts and health briefing
* Well?
* Breathing Space
Indepen-dance dancers at Future Perfect? conference; Photo: Pascal Saez.
Dancing at Dance Base, Edinburgh; Photo: Douglas Robertson
Age of Creativity; Photo: Graham McIver
engage exhibition at Future Perfect? conference; Photo: Pascal Saez
Deck of cards from engage exhibition; Photo: Pascal Saez.
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