Culture and Health

Centre for Cultural Value (CCV)

The CCV looks at evidence based impacts in assessing the value of the arts in society and on the health of persons and communities, the development of on prescription social activities for subjective wellbeing and in accompanying people along their treatment and rehabilitation pathways, as well as advocating for policies.

The Centre for Cultural Value is a national research centre based at the University of Leeds, Its core partners are The Audience Agency, University of Liverpool, University of Sheffield, University of York and the Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh. It is jointly funded by the UK Research and Innovation Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Arts Council England and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. The centre works on the topic of cultural value alongside professionals, cultural organizations, academics, funders, politicians and it helps the cultural sector in developing capacities for evaluation and critical reflection.