Published Literature: Learning From Participatory Visual Methods in Marginalized South African Communitiesby gillblack, Pam Sykes
In this paper from Frontiers in Public Health, Steps Toward Engagement Integrity: Learning From Participatory Visual Methods in Marginalized South African Communities (2022), authors Gill Black and Pam Sykes describe their 'Bucket Loads of Health project in South Africa.
Published Literature: Report on investing in Kenya's creative economyby The Mawazo Institute
The Nairobi Ideas Exchange by The Mawazo Institute hosted a roundtable discussion on the opportunities and challenges of scaling Kenya’s creative economy. This report will share key insights and potential next steps for individuals and practitioners looking to attract more funding.
Published Literature: Actor-doctor partnership for theatre-based public health educationby kartiksharma, Shivani Mathur Gaiha, Sanghamitra Pati, Mallika Sarabhai
This paper from the Health Education Journal describes an evaluation of the Actors & Doctors: Staging Public Health Matters project. The authors assesed the feasibility, acceptability and impact of the Actor–Doctor project, which was an intervention involving theatre professionals and medical specialists to jointly deliver street theatre based public health education.
Arts in Health: Book Reviewby Mesh Editorial Team
A useful and comprehensive overview of how to undertake research and practice in arts in health. Contains practical advice for the management of a collaborative arts and health project (including how to manage a tender process, plan and evaluation and write a research protocol).
Participatory Theatre and Health Behaviours in Informal Settlements, Gujurat, Indiaby Mesh Editorial Team
An overview of a project which used participatory theatre methods to disseminate messages about health promoting behaviours within informal settlements in Gujurat, India. The project was evaluated using 'quasi-experimental' quantitative methods.
Project Report: Village Drama against Malariaby phaikyeong, Lim Renly, Tom Peto, Rupam Tripura
Village Drama against Malaria used Cambodian drama, art, music workshops and village concerts to mobilise rural communities to eliminate malaria. This report reflects upon the operations, successes and challanges of the project,
Art is a powerful medium for communication and engagement with science. To create a collaborative project that melds art with research creative practitioners and scientists must be brought together, but these individuals may think differently, have different priorities and work in different ways. This account of Genome Adventures, gives a little insight into the process of bringing different disciplines together and the challanges and benefits that result.
Project Report: Art in Global Health: Report and Video giving Insights and Considerations for Future Artist Residenciesby Sian Aggett
In 2013, Art in Global Health set up artist residencies in six Wellcome Trust-funded research centres as a way of teasing out some of the more personal, philosophical, cultural and political dimensions of health research. This exciting project was born out of Wellcome Collection's desire to engage the curious public globally with the health research that the Trust funds - in Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam and the UK.
Case studies and tools for evaluating community engagement activities that engage through the arts.
Benchmarks for quality of community dance projectsby Ken Bartlett
A summary of research and consultation with the community dance sector in the UK designed to address the ‘quality’ of artistic practice, and highlight the criteria that people were using in practice in their work, rather than seeking to define a prescriptive evaluation approach.
Literature: Insight and Exchange: An evaluation of the Wellcome Trust’s Sciart programmeby Wellcome Trust
Evaluation report from the Wellcome Trust's Sciart funding programme