How can the arts provide support during COVID-19? What does the existing research tell us?
Across the week, we will share a daily creative activity with you, that is partnered with a snapshot of research on the health benefits of engaging with that activity. Engaging with creative activities has an array of benefits and research has shown that it can support mental and physical health, as well as foster social connection. Due to the current challenges arising from our experiences of COVID-19, we want to highlight some of the ways the arts can support aspects of wellbeing. This feeds into our ongoing #CreativeConnections campaign, where we have been showcasing creative home-based initiatives that connect us to ourselves and others whilst physically distancing in lockdown. We will post daily threads on Twitter as well as on our website!