Parliament calls for ‘case studies’ on social impact of culture
In a new inquiry the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee is to investigate ways in which taking part in the arts, cultural activities and sport can have a positive impact on health, community and education.
Participation in cultural activities has been linked to a wide range of individual and community benefits including health, education and community engagement. Despite this, there is no single cross-Government strategy of support for this work. While music making, for example, has been shown to have benefits for participants’ health, opportunities to take part are mostly provided by charities, non-profits and private organisations with little joined-up government assistance (beyond funding through governmental bodies like Arts Council England) to extend their reach and influence.
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The inquiry is currently calling for case studies of success from individuals and organisations with ‘relevant expertise’.
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