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New Publication ‘Taking Risks’

By Ovalhouse, evaluation conducted by Centre for Urban and Community Research Published on by Ovalhouse

As a sector leader in arts inclusion, Ovalhouse's creative methodology is based on principles of equality and social justice. A combination of techniques like role-play, forum theatre, storytelling and physical theatre are used to engage young people emotionally, intellectually and imaginatively.​

On 10th February at Goldsmith's University, Ovalhouse launched their report 'Taking Risks' which is a three-year evaluation report commissioned by Ovalhouse and conducted by Centre for Urban and Community Research, about participatory arts with disadvantaged children.

Please click here for more information or to download the report please click here

If you would like to be sent a hard copy of the publication please email Cat Lee at Ovalhouse (cat.lee@ovalhouse.com)

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Creative and Credible

How to evaluate arts and health services Published on by Creative and Credible

Creative and Credible is a new resource to support evaluation activity across the arts and health sector, guiding people through arts and health evaluation, answering questions such as 'What is evaluation?' and 'How will evaluation benefit me?' The website explains different methods of evaluation including quantitative, economic, qualitative and arts-based approaches, which can be used to generate robust results to demonstrate the value of the arts to healthcare. 

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The art of philanthropy: making the most of your giving to the arts

The art of philanthropy: making the most of your giving to the arts

From libraries to theatre, dance classes to galleries and museums, the arts play a crucial role in our lives. But as government budgets tighten, arts organisations are increasingly looking to philanthropists for support. A New Philanthropy Capital paper explores the important role philanthropists have to play in ensuring the future of the arts, and outlines some considerations for anyone seeking to support an arts charity. Click here to read the report. 

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The transforming power of art

A note from the NAACJ'S new chair Published on by National Alliance for Arts in Criminal Justice

Dr Alison Frater is the new Chair of the National Alliance for Arts in Criminal Justice (NAACJ). Alison is an independent public health consultant with a strong interest in the arts. She recently retired from the NHS as Head of Public Health and Health in the Justice System in London and her past work has required expertise in research and implementation of evidence, with a strong focus on advocacy for social justice and reducing inequalities. In this blog post, Alison tells us about her first couple of months in post, and what she has learned so far from NAACJ members. Click here to read the blog. 

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British Youth Council’s recommendations for young people‚Äôs mental health

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The Youth Select Committee, part of the British Youth Council, have put forward recommendations for young people’s mental health in a report launched in Parliament on Tuesday night.

The report, which was compiled after taking evidence from young people, mental health charities including YoungMinds and medical practitioners, provides recommendations on how to improve the mental health of children and young people in the UK.

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