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Regional Arts Development Central West NSW
ARTS & HEALTH
Award winning programs integrating arts into health outcomes

Arts and health has been a key priority area of Arts OutWest over the last two decades.

In our strategic plan we aim to:

  1. Extend the work in hospitals (includes MPS and MPU facilities) through a range of artforms and across many aspects of health (including dementia and disability)
  2. Advise and support health sector workers to develop their programs and support strategic development
  3. Build links with other service providers in the health sector
  4. Support arts practitioners to be trained and aware of best practice approaches to working in health settings
  5. Continue to take a leadership role in the sector (Eg. participation in the NSW/ACT Leadership Group).
Partners

Arts OutWest has a memorandum of understanding and a long term partnership with Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLDH).

Individual project partners are listed with each project overview and case study (below).

AWARD WINNING PROJECTS

In both 2011 and 2012 Arts OutWest won the Arts and Health Australia International Award for ‘Arts and Health in Regional and Rural Australia’. Christine McMillan accepted the 2012 award at the Arts and Health Conference in Freemantle, WA, where she had also been invited to present on the Look Art Talk project. In 2013 Bathurst Regional Art Gallery won a Museums & Galleries NSW IMAGiNE Award for the partnership project with Arts OutWest, Look Art Talk.  In 2016 Arts OutWest and Lachlan Health Service’s Mali Marambir Ngurang: to make better place Lachlan  Aboriginal language signage project won the Chief Executive’s Award at the Western NSW Local Health District’s annual Living Well Together Health and Innovation Awards.

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Steven Cavanagh
Arts & Health Projects
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Kate Smith
Arts & Health Projects and Research Officer
Current Activities
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Hospital work
Hospital work
Virtual Art Snacks
Virtual Art Snacks
Hospital exhibitions
Hospital exhibitions
Dog Puppet
Dog Puppet

Latest news

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Brewing Ballads

TARANA starts Friday 12 July 2024.  Join us for storytelling and songwriting workshops in July & August! Your stories will then be transformed into a musical snapshot of the region. Hosted by Rural Adversity Mental Health Program – RAMHP.

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Pride ‘n Stride Bathurst has a terrific turnout

On the streets of Bathurst a family friendly crowd strode from Bathurst Railway Station to the Library Forecourt on Kepple Street as Part of the Pride ‘n Stride Parade on Saturday 13 April.  Prior to the Stride performances had graced…

past project case studies

A selection of arts and health projects and activities from recent years. Many of these projects have ongoing threads that connect to our current work.

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Yaganda Bulabul
Yaganda Bulabul
Hospital work
Hospital work
Not Another Brick
Not Another Brick
Salvage
Salvage
Garden of the Mind
Garden of the Mind
JOY: Kids art for Trundle MPS
JOY: Kids art for Trundle MPS
Wattlegrove workshops
Wattlegrove workshops
Hospital signage
Hospital signage
Dementia Art Group
Dementia Art Group
Lachlan Health Service
Lachlan Health Service
Spread the Word
Spread the Word
Men’s songwriting in Grenfell
Men’s songwriting in Grenfell
Wellbeing Projects
Wellbeing Projects
Sweet Dreams
Sweet Dreams
Jemalong Art Programs
Jemalong Art Programs
Musicians in Hospitals Training
Musicians in Hospitals Training
Look Art Talk
Look Art Talk
Colouring Books for Hospitals
Colouring Books for Hospitals
The Artists and the Farmer
The Artists and the Farmer