Arts in Health: Book Review

by 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).   

17th January 2018 • comment

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.

10th September 2017 • comment

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,

17th October 2016 • comment

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. 

16th September 2016 • comment

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. 

26th August 2016 • comment

Case studies and tools for evaluating community engagement activities that engage through the arts.

11th April 2016 • comment

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.

6th April 2016 • comment

Evaluation report from the Wellcome Trust's Sciart funding programme

6th April 2016 • comment