Previous Events

Previous Events

    Economic and Social Research Council’s seminar series on the Arts, Health and Wellbeing commenced in March 2013. The final seminar in the series was held at the Royal Society of Medicine on 15 September 2014 and featured Arts and Minds. You can hear the presentation and read our slides.

    The seminar focused on the ‘trials and tribulations’ and what we have learned from larger-scale research projects including how we might measure the economic value of arts and health interventions and programmes.

  • Culture Health & Wellbeing Conference Bristol, June 2013
  • www.culturehealthwellbeing.org.uk
  • The conference will inform international perspectives on:
  • Healthy and Creative Ageing
  • Global Health Inequalities and Culture
  • Culture and the Social Determinants of Wellbeing
  • The latest research and new methodologies
  • The dissemination of international research and evaluation
  • Local, regional, national, and international policy development
  • Developing national and international collaborations and networks
  • Museums and Health
  • Arts in healthcare settings

Arts and health promotion/prevention

Arts and Minds contributes to Parliamentary Inquiry into Dementia care.
The inquiry will seek to identify good practice examples that providers and commissioners of dementia care in the UK can draw on. The number of people living with dementia in the UK is set to increase from 750,000 in 2010 to over a million by 2025. The financial cost of dementia in the UK is estimated to be £20 billion a year, and is estimated to grow to over £27 billion by 2018.

  • At oral evidence sessions in the House of Commons on 15th and 16th March 2011, members of the APPG heard a summary of the written evidence provided by Sam Sharp, Senior Policy Officer at Alzheimer’s Society.
  • Read the evidence submitted to the inquiry from people with dementia and their carers and organisations with an interest in dementia care.
  • The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia (APPG) is a cross party group made up of MPs and Peers with an interest in dementia. Its aim is to raise awareness of dementia amongst parliamentarians and to influence legislation and policy making in order to improve the lives of people with dementia and their carers.