The arts are a powerful tool for promoting health and wellbeing through building empathy and kindness, developing skills and self-efficacy, reducing prejudice, creating a sense of pride and belonging, and providing opportunities for physical activity.
With over 25 years of experience in arts for health VicHealth knows the value of presenting different points of view, underpinning our common humanity and shared concerns about living. Getting involved with the arts can draw us into a network of shared experiences and understandings while also broadening our horizons. Communities are created and celebrated.
Increasing access and exposure to the arts is not only beneficial for individuals and communities, but also for arts organisations, producers, and artists themselves.
VicHealth works in partnership with a broad range of organisations – large and small – to develop strategies for engaging those who face barriers to participating in the arts.
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