There is a growing evidence-base for arts in health evaluation and research. Yet, because this is a relatively new, rapidly expanding field of study, it can often be difficult to find and access research on this topic.

Research resources are published in a variety of outlets, such as:

  • academic publications: monographs, conference proceedings and journal articles;
  • magazines; and
  • grey literature, which is typically comprised of self-published, non-peer reviewed, open access, online publications – many third-sector organisations publish their case-studies, findings and reports in such a way.

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

For research resources on Arts in Health, visit:

 http://www.artshealthandwellbeing.org.uk/resources/research

http://creativeandcredible.co.uk/category/resources/ 

Currently, Teapot Trust researchers and analysts are undertaking literature reviews on early art therapy intervention models in paediatric hospital settings. As part of this work, we are building an in-house digital library of articles, resources and outcome measurement tools specific to this topic. To learn more, visit our current research programme page.