Aesop 1: A framework for developing arts in health programmes

Published3rd June 2014

Developed in collaboration with 40 professionals in the field (practitioners, researchers and arts and health funders), this framework is designed to help bring arts activity into the mainstream of health research and discourse. It provides specific support to those seeking to develop services.


The framework allows organisations to gauge their progress in the journey through developing and researching arts in health programmes. Numerical scales provide a sense of current progress and steps that need to be taken to improve the strength of research.


The website provides access to the framework, worked examples, a glossary of terms, a discussion forum and interviews with artists and health professionals.

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