There is a growing evidence-base for the impact of arts on health and wellbeing. However, because this is still relatively new work, it can be a challenge to access research on the topic.

Research resources are published in a variety of places, including:

  • academic publications
  • ‘grey’ literature – typically self-published, non-peer reviewed, online publications – many third-sector organisations publish their case-studies, findings and reports in this way

Fortunately, organisations such as The National Alliance for Arts Health and Wellbeing and Creative and Credible are striving to consolidate and provide easy access to these resources.

Teapot Trust has undertaken literature reviews on early art therapy intervention models in paediatric hospital settings. As part of this work, a digital library of articles, resources and outcome measurement tools is being built.