NSW Health Infrastructure Arts and Health Award

The NSW Health Infrastructure Arts and Health Award is aimed at supporting cultural organisations working in partnership with the health sector to deliver positive health and wellbeing outcomes for the community through arts and cultural projects.

Now in its third year, the NSW Health Infrastructure Art and Health Award is a partnership between Museums & Galleries of NSW and NSW Health Infrastructure.

The Award aims to:

  • Support cultural projects and activities that provide accepted health and wellbeing outcomes to the community
  • Build capacity for arts in health care across NSW Local Health Districts
  • Encourage the development of partnerships between a museum, gallery or Aboriginal cultural centre and their Local Health District
  • The Award also acknowledges 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 award of $10,000 (GST Excl.) to support the project.

The Award will be presented at the 2024 IMAGinE Awards and promoted online and via social media.

Who can enter the Award?

NSW based public museums, galleries, Aboriginal cultural centres, artist-run galleries, or volunteer-run museums or galleries that are open to the public are eligible to be the primary applicant for nominations.

Other cultural organisations, including RADOs, would need to partner with one of the above.

If you have any questions related to the award please take a look at the frequently asked questions.

Frequently asked questions

To assist you in developing your potential project, we have compiled a number of case studies of Art and Health projects developed within New South Wales.

Case Studies

Nominations open: Wednesday 29 May 2024
Nominations close: 5pm, Monday 9 September 2024

Download – Guidelines and Application form



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

Artists commissioned as part of the Tweed Valley Hospital Arts project in front of GARDEN | Healing Together by Hiromi Tango, commissioned by Health Infrastructure and NNSWLHD for the new Tweed Valley Hospital, 2024

Webinar – NSW Health Infrastructure Arts and Health Award

Join us for an informative webinar where we delve into the details of the NSW Health Infrastructure Arts and Health Award, offering insights and guidance for potential partners interested in nominating.

This webinar brings together experts and practitioners in art and health to help you navigate the language of health and explore pathways to partnerships.

This engaging session will provide a comprehensive overview of the award’s objectives, eligibility criteria, and benefits of participation, emphasising the vital intersection between arts and health initiatives within the NSW community.

Whether you’re representing a public museum, gallery, Aboriginal cultural centre, or a local catchment NSW Health Service eager to collaborate, this webinar will equip you with the knowledge and resources needed to navigate the nomination process effectively.
12pm  – 12:45pm, Thursday 20 June 2024

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