Here you’ll find links to all the research in CultureCase, ordered under the themes below.


Health and wellbeing impacts of arts and culture

Treating dementia using arts interventions
Managing dementia through object handing in museums
Frequent attendance at cultural events associated with reduced cancer mortality
The benefits of arts engagement for people experiencing mental health issues
Singing and dancing in groups is associated with increased wellbeing
Making art can help reduce stress
Using art to develop a workforce
Music and audio books can enhance the rehabilitation of stroke patients
Music training can help children cope with stress
How much arts engagement is needed to enhance wellbeing?
The many benefits of group drumming for mental health service users
The effect of choral singing on wellbeing
Concert attendance reduces stress and improves immune function
Music listening enhances recovery and mood after stroke
Music activities benefit dementia patients and their carers
Group singing improves the mental health of older adults
Music reduces stress during medical procedures
Choral singing can help people living with aphasia
Using culture in local development to increase wellbeing
Dance raises your pain threshold and aids social bonding
Using contemporary art to facilitate remembering and enhance wellbeing
The health benefits of arts interventions in a primary care setting
Social activities protect against health literacy decline in older age
Engagement with contemporary visual art can improve the lives of older people
Contemporary dance enhances physical fitness and psychological wellbeing
Participating in cultural activities is associated with higher levels of life satisfaction
Choral singing has a soothing effect on heart rate
Cultural activity can improve the health of older people
Lifelong musical experience can offset the effects that ageing has on the brain
Helping Parkinson’s sufferers through ballet
The arts may improve health, wellbeing and vitality
Music can be used as a way for people to control their mood and environment
Singing can help the immune system and improve mood
Theatre training can improve cognitive function and psychological wellbeing of older people
Theatre and performance can improve the social skills of ‘at-risk’ youth
Singing can sustain psychological wellbeing
Arts engagement has a positive effect on quality of life
Art therapy improves stroke victims’ quality of life
Art therapy makes dementia patients more alert and engaged
People who frequently attend cultural events tend to live longer
An active cultural life helps people live longer
Playing music and singing can help your immune system
Cultural engagement can bring you psychological wellbeing


Developing new audiences in arts and culture

How people acquire new tastes in music
How a school museum visit helps create cultural equality
Using ‘bundling’ to increase attendance and loyalty
Factors that shape the frequency of attending arts and heritage activities
Delving into the ways that education shapes cultural engagement
Understanding the audience at a jazz and blues festival
How tourism impacts on performing arts attendance
Museum visitors: two types of motivation
Using social media to promote reading
Living near museums and galleries is important for overall cultural engagement
The barriers that prevent older people engaging with contemporary visual art
Reach migrant audiences by increasing education
Using Theatre Talks as an audience development tool
Education (not status or class) determines arts participation
Exploding the myth of the musical ‘omnivore’
Mobile technology will not widen the audience for live classical music
Perception of value, not simply price, attracts young people to arts events
Why do more women participate in highbrow cultural activities?
Entrance fees deter people of low socio-economic status from visiting museums
How parents shape the reading habits of their children
The role of the family in shaping adolescent cultural engagement
Engagement with contemporary visual art can improve the lives of older people
How seasonality and segmentation affect the demand for live theatre
Using mega events to increase profile and reach audiences
Attracting new audiences to contemporary classical music
Profiling visitors to contemporary art museums
The viability of a theatre depends on the character of its local population
Increasing young people’s attendance at performing arts events
Cultivating theatre audiences through online activity
A familiar repertoire will attract concert audiences, at least in the short term
Reducing stigma for disabled arts patrons
Why do music aficionados use online forums?
Digital broadcasts of live events do not reduce audience numbers
What shapes demand for opera?
How do people decide whether or not to visit a museum?
Children can be key decision-makers in whether or not families visit museums
Authenticity is a complex issue when marketing classical music
Most people do not have eclectic music tastes
Arts marketing needs to integrate a social impact dimension to satisfy stakeholders
The artistic experience is not created for the consumer, but co-created with them
Word-of-mouth and reviews make the biggest difference to people’s theatre-going choices
Education levels determine theatre attendance
Concert-going has a strongly social aspect that complements the music