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1 April 2011

An evidence review of the impact of participatory arts on older people

The evidence base for the effects of participating in artist-led creative projects on older people.
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This was the first synthesis review of the evidence base for the effects of participating in artist-led creative projects on older people. It concludes that ‘it is evident that engaging with participatory art can improve the wellbeing of older people and mediate against the negative effects of becoming older.’ It explores these impacts in terms of mental and physical wellbeing and the broader effects on communities and society.