Department for Culture, Media & Sport
Quantifying and Valuing the Wellbeing Impacts of Culture and Sport
From Chapter 2:
Summary of findings
Arts engagement was found to be associated with higher wellbeing. This is valued at £1,084 per person per year, or £90 per person per month.
A significant association was also found between frequent library use and reported wellbeing. Using libraries frequently was valued at £1,359 per person per year for library users, or £113 per person per month.
Sport participation was also found to be associated with higher wellbeing. This increase is valued at £1,127 per person per year, or £94 per person per month.
These three were the only statistically significant 'wellbeing impacts' discovered in the research.
(My thanks to Worldcat email linking to article, April 29, 2014))