about our program

Leah_B-artworkcrop_886x468.pngArts and health refers broadly to the practice of applying creative, participatory or receptive arts interventions to health problems and health promotion settings to create health and wellbeing across the spectrum of health practice from primary prevention through to tertiary treatment. It includes all artforms: heritage, literature, visual, performing and dramatic arts.

The Ryde Hospital Redevelopment is progressing the next stage of project planning and the project team is exploring how arts can help deliver exciting, welcoming and dynamic spaces for patients, carers, staff and the community.  

Beautiful artistic spaces can also help with wayfinding and ensure indoor and outdoor spaces complement health service delivery.

Following a successful Expression of Interest process, the Arts and Culture Working Group for the Ryde Hospital Redevelopment was established in April 2022. The group includes key representation from staff and the community.

The Arts Working Group is responsible for advocating the successful integration of arts for wellbeing, inclusive of heritage elements into the Ryde Hospital Redevelopment project

The Redevelopment team, in partnership with Northern Sydney Local Health District, are working together to implement an arts in health strategy for the redevelopment.

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