Arts and Health Foundation

Suite 3, Level 3 50 Pitt Street, Sydney   (02) 8259 4400
Overview

The Arts and Health Foundation is an Australian non-profit organisation formed to promote and expand the knowledge and evidence of these benefits in order to increase arts practices in health settings and so improve the health of all Australians.

In Brief
  • Organisation Type: Not-for-profit
In Detail
The value of the arts to health and wellbeing is now well known. There is increasing evidence that participation in creative activities directly improves the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities - in both the short term and long term.

The Arts and Health Foundation is an Australian non-profit organisation formed to promote and expand the knowledge and evidence of these benefits in order to increase arts practices in health settings and so improve the health of all Australians.

The Arts and Health Foundation aims to improve individual and community health and wellbeing in Australia. We plan to do this by increasing the knowledge, evidence and capacity of arts activities in all health settings.

The Arts and Health Foundation plans to obtain long term support for arts and health practices by promoting the evidence of what works and so increasing investment in this sector. In addition, we invite all interested persons to become part of developing the Australian arts and health sector and its community base.

We support:

arts programs aiming to improve patient and staff health and wellbeing in all health settings
community-based programs that promote arts activities that improve health
activities and research which develop the knowledge and understanding of the benefits of the arts to individual and community health and wellbeing.