Why Art Matters

Why Art Matters

When times are tough, art helps us to see the world differently. It can also help us feel better and inspire us to make change. By focussing on new skills with others who care and understand, we can increase our confidence and wellbeing.

Artlift uses various methods of quantitative and qualitative evaluation, from questionnaires to focus groups and art.

Since 2007, Artlift has collected a huge database of evidence showing the positive impact creative health interventions have.

Find out more about Why Art Matters.

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What Artlift Participants Say

It started as just a concrete plan in my week, something I knew I had to get up and out for. Then my confidence in my creativity grew and my confidence that I could cope with my life grew.

I realised that the only person judging me so harshly was me, and being gently encouraged to “have a go” by a wonderful Artlift artist and a supportive group was a great vehicle for letting go of that.

Artlift Participant

Are you a Gloucestershire or MPCC GP or health practitioner?

GPs and other professionals can refer people for an art course either alongside or instead of medication and other interventions.

Please contact us if you are a medical or other professional and would like to host an Artist in Residence.