The link between art and health outcomes around the world is well documented.  Hospitals internationally and across Australia recognise the importance of art in the psychology of healing and wellbeing.

Arts in health initiatives aim to enhance patient, visitor, staff and carer experiences, while promoting cultural safety and connections to health.

The arts and culture program for the new Griffith Base Hospital is about much more than just deciding what will hang on the walls; it aims to leave a positive lasting cultural legacy for the community and create a significant opportunity to celebrate the creative talent of the region.

Expression of Interest (EOI) for artwork commissions -  open 23 January 2023

Local artists are invited to be a part of the arts program with Expressions of Interest (EOI) for three new artwork commissions now open.

Artists with a connection to Griffith and the Murrumbidgee Local Health District are encouraged to apply, with opportunities specifically for artists who are members of the region’s First Nation and multicultural communities.

Artists are requested to submit an EOI, available here.

The closing date for submissions is 12pm on Monday 27 February 2023.

Local arts organisation, The Cad Factory, have been appointed as the Creative Producer for the project. Interested artists and community members are invited to find out about the arts opportunities at a drop-in information session to be held on Thursday 9 February from 2 – 6pm at the Griffith Community Centre.

This is an opportunity for artists to receive advice on how to prepare and compete the EOI.

No registration necessary, please call in and chat to the team to find out more. 

How does arts in health make a difference?

Check out this case study from the recent Macksville Hospital to find out how powerful arts in health can be.