De Montfort University and Arts Council England are embarking on an ambitious research project to track the impact of regular engagement with arts activities over time - from birth to age 25 years. The project Talent25 will provide rigorous evidence of what works and doesn't work when it comes to arts and cultural development policy.
The scheme will recruit 100 babies and their families in 2019 and track them for the next 25 years and consider activities such as being read to and reading, listening to and learning music, going to the cinema, theatre, libraries and museums. Another 100 will be recruited in 2020, and so on for at least two more years.
Further details on the project are available at: www.dmu.ac.uk/current-students/hot-topics/2019/january/talent25-collaboration-between-dmu-and-arts-council-england.aspx