NSW Health Infrastructure Arts and Health Award

The Arts in Health MPS Pilot Project a collaboration between Murrumbidgee Local Health District, Health Infrastructure NSW and the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Project participants, resident Carol Land (centre) and Murrumbidgee Local Health District staff, Nicole Summers (left) and Kerry Menz (right), at Murrumburrah-Harden Health engaging with Margaret Preston’s artwork, Thea Proctor’s tea party 1924, photo: Brett Naseby
The Arts in Health MPS Pilot Project is a collaboration between Murrumbidgee Local Health District, Health Infrastructure NSW and the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Project participants, resident Carol Land (centre) and Murrumbidgee Local Health District staff, Nicole Summers (left) and Kerry Menz (right), at Murrumburrah-Harden Health Service engaging with Margaret Preston’s artwork, Thea Proctor’s tea party 1924, photo: Brett Naseby

Museums & Galleries of NSW are excited to announce a new award as part of the 2022 IMAGinE Awards.

The NSW Health Infrastructure Arts and Health Award will be awarded to an eligible cultural organisation, working in partnership with a Local Health District, and will demonstrate an innovative approach to an arts and health project.

The winner will be announced at the 2022 IMAGinE Awards and will receive $10,000 to carry out the project.

Nominations close –  5pm, Tuesday 4th October 2022.

Purpose

NSW Health Infrastructure Art and Health Award recognises the role galleries and museums across the State are contributing to wellbeing and health outcomes in across NSW. The Award aims to:

  • Build capacity for arts in health care across NSW Local Health Districts
  • Provide an opportunity for the development of a partnership between a museum, gallery or Aboriginal Cultural Centre and their Local Health District
  • Recognise the cultural collections across health services that celebrate the contribution of NSW Health staff to caring for our communities for more than 200 years.

The successful award will go to one proposal and receive a cash prize of $10,000 (GST Excl.) to support the project. The Award will be presented at the 2022 IMAGinE Awards and promoted online and via social media.

Eligibility

Who can enter?

You can enter the Arts and Health Award if you are a NSW public museum or gallery, Aboriginal keeping place or cultural centre, not-for-profit organisation such as an artist-run gallery or a volunteer run museum or gallery.

Organisations that present exhibitions or have collections that are additional to their primary function are not eligible to enter the award, such as tourist centres. Commercial organisations are also ineligible (such as consultancy or design groups).

In the case where a private or commercial organisation or an individual artist or consultant is working with a partner organisation or business, the applicant should be the museum, gallery, Aboriginal keeping place or cultural centre.

The applicant must be presenting a project or program in partnership with a Local Health District.

Projects MUST start between January 1 2023 – 31 December 2023 (but can continue on into 2024) and run for no longer that 18 Months.

The grant amount awarded under the NSW Health Infrastructure Arts and Health Award must be used in the delivery of program/s that engage with an objective/s of the NSW Future Health: Strategic Framework (2022-2032)

Nominations close –  5pm, Tuesday 4th October 2022.

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The Arts and Health Award is proudly supported by NSW Health Infrastructure