Imagine East Greenwich: evaluating the impact of the arts on health and well‐being

Felicity Callard (Queen Mary, University of London)

Journal of Public Mental Health

ISSN: 1746-5729

Publication date: 1 December 2005

Abstract

This paper describes the qualitative evaluation of Imagine East Greenwich (IEG), a series of arts/health projects developed as part of a regeneration programme on two housing estates in a London borough. The evaluation seeks to identify (through consultation with various stakeholders) indicators for measuring the impact of arts/health on communities, and to itemise some of the key factors that appeared to influence the success of IEG's arts/health projects. The paper reflects on some of the challenges that attend arts/health evaluations and, in so doing, contributes to ongoing debates about the role and value of the arts, notably in deprived and fragmented communities.

Keywords

Citation

Callard, F. and Friedli, L. (2005), "Imagine East Greenwich: evaluating the impact of the arts on health and well‐being", Journal of Public Mental Health, Vol. 4 No. 4, pp. 29-41. https://doi.org/10.1108/17465729200500029

Download as .RIS

Publisher

:

Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2005, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Please note you might not have access to this content

You may be able to access this content by login via Shibboleth, Open Athens or with your Emerald account.
If you would like to contact us about accessing this content, click the button and fill out the form.
To rent this content from Deepdyve, please click the button.