Methods used in health and social sciences that assess momentary changes in immediate experience, such as experience sampling and ecological momentary assessment may be usefully applied to the arts and health. This provocation will explore the advantages of such methods (e.g., reducing problems with retrospective recall) and consider how these could be innovatively applied in evaluation, drawing upon recent work with Bristol Culture and Bristol Arts on Referral Alliance, which has piloted tracking moods over time. Consideration will also be given to how these methods could be developed further, in order to monitor physiology or to develop mobile arts interventions.
Holt, N. (2017, November). Taking snapshots of immediate experience in the evaluation of arts for health interventions: Challenges and possibilities. Paper presented at Arts and Health South West Annual Conference, Bristol, England