Willis Newson has been a leader in the field of arts & health for over 10 years. Our work is based on evidence of the benefits of art and design for health and wellbeing.
We are committed to furthering knowledge and understanding of the effectiveness of arts practices for healthcare providers.
Evaluation is built into Willis Newson art and design projects to assess their impact and value.
For 10 years we worked in partnership with the University of the West of England to promote and carry out research into the developing field of arts & health. We also worked with partners across the South West to deliver evaluation services and training for the sector.
The learning, research, evidence and resources from this work has been collected together to form Creative and Credible - a knowledge repository for arts & health evaluation – funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. The Creative and Credible website was launched at the Arts & Health South West Annual Conference in November 2015.
For more information about past evaluation-based projects visit our Arts and Health Evaluation projects page.