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Continuing the cultural impact of London 2012 by funding inclusive arts projects which improve individual and community wellbeing.

Arts and cultural participation has a significant role in creating happier people and happier places, but how?

Music Research & Learning Wellbeing

Carers Music Fund

On June 23rd 2021, Spirit of 2012 hosted a virtual summit to share practical guidance on how to design and implement music programmes which improve wellbeing and reduce loneliness for unpaid female carers

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Cohesion Connected Communities Loneliness Project evaluations Wellbeing

Creative Arts East: Our Day Out

An evaluation report from Our Day Out, a participatory arts project which brought wellbeing and connection to people in Norfolk with dementia and long-term heath conditions.

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Arts & Culture Disability Inclusion Legacy of Events Project evaluations

Birmingham 2022: Critical Mass

An evaluation report from Critical Mass, an inclusive dance project which featured as part of the Birmingham 2022 Cultural Festival

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Carers’ Music Fund


The Carers’ Music Fund put women and girls with caring responsibilities front and centre, providing opportunities for fun, creative expression and self (re)-discovery through music making.

Older People Wellbeing

Our Day Out

England Norwich

Spirit funded Creative Arts East to deliver Our Day Out, a unique dementia-friendly programme of creative arts for rurally-isolated older people in Norfolk.

Arts Disabled people


England Newcastle upon Tyne

Beacon Film’s Viewfinder programme was a talent development initiative that supported filmmakers with disabilities, autism and additional needs