The following notes accompany our feature article Everything We Know About Whether and How the Arts Improves Lives, published on December 19, 2016: Methodology for Rating Evidence We use the following definitions for placement on the graph and for describing benefits in the document. Does the evidence indicate that the benefit exists? Yes: the majorityRead More
The research could still use an upgrade in many areas. But what we know so far should cheer any arts advocate.
Overall findings begin to suggest that cultural arts and psychosocial interventions may be viable alternatives to drug treatment.
A review of the literature on the health benefits of active arts participation among older adults ages 60 and older in good general health.
In fact, the best evidence we have of the arts’ impact is that they make older adults feel better.