Mapping Arts and Health Across the Midlands

Mapping Arts and Health Across the Midlands Report 

The key question underlying this research was “How can we collaborate better?” The question touches on a range of issues from funding sources and business models, through modes of engagement and choice of art forms, and onto the vital follow up question, “in order to achieve what?”

This research was concerned with mapping a landscape of practice and provision – a picture of what is done and how it is delivered. This involved teasing out a complex ecosystem of people, agencies, resources, policies and understandings. Our purpose in mapping this ecosystem was to answer the key question: “how can we collaborate better?” Effectively, our purpose in this research was to understand how the different parts of the ecosystem work together, and how we can change the way they work together to create an effective and sustainable arts/health sector across the midlands