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


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.



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.

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