Distanced Arts: Investigating the design, delivery, and impacts of Entelechy Arts’ Staying Connected Programme

About the project

Led by a research team at Queen Mary University London and Entelechy Arts, this research explored how a programme of remotely provided arts and creative activities provided through Entelechy Arts’ Staying Connected programme might mitigate the negative health and wellbeing impacts of the pandemic for older people.

Programmes were co-created with participants. Interviews and a survey were used to understand the experiences of all those involved, to assess the impact of the programme on older people’s connection, health, and wellbeing, and to develop guidance and recommendations for delivery of future similar programmes.