Support opportunities for artists to work in health programs.
Support health outcomes.
The benefits of participation and engagement with arts activities in health settings is well documented. However, the Western Australian government has no dedicated arts and health strategy.
Funded programs would create employment opportunities for many artists and creative workers.
Our call to action: Invest in an arts health pilot program. A $1 million investment over 4 years will establish pathways for artists qualified to work in health programs and deliver physical and mental health outcomes for Western Australians.
Image Credit: WASO Hospital Orchestra Project at Princess Margaret Hospital. Image Credit: Nik Babic.