Articles and News on research into the impact of the arts

LEAN are collating any articles and news items which capture the positive impact of the arts (all forms)

This ongoing list aims to provide a resource point for arts and culture research and evidence. We well come suggestions from our community. Do you have something to add? Please email



CultureCase - from Kings College (including social, health, economic and neighboroughood)

Culture Case is an experiment in research communication. It aims to bridge the gap between academic research and its potential users and beneficiaries, by translating academic research into a form that is easily accessible by practitioners and advocates in the cultural sector.

Cultural Learning Alliance - is a collective voice working to ensure that all children and young people have meaningful access to culture. Includes 'The Case for Cultural Learning: Key Research Findings'.


Why is dancing so good for the brain? Psychology Today, 1st Oct 2013


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