The Arts Council of Wales has awarded £324,572 to nine projects across all parts of Wales from its new Arts, Health and Wellbeing fund.
The Arts, Health and Wellbeing fund is a new National Lottery fund designed to support high-quality creative projects that deliver health and wellbeing benefits for the people of Wales. It is open to applications from organisations working together across the arts, health, social care and third sectors.
Commenting, Arts Council of Wales Chair, Phil George said:
“Thanks to National Lottery players, and the money they raise each week for good causes, we’ve been able to create this new fund which supports innovative responses to opportunities in arts, health and wellbeing. This is an area that is becoming increasingly important to the health sector and is a strategic priority for the Arts Council of Wales. We’re delighted that we’ve been able to take a step forward with this first round of awards to some really exciting partnership projects.”
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board has been awarded £52,351 to progress a project at Cardiff Royal Infirmary: People, Place, Future places artists and creative engagement at the heart of connecting vulnerable and marginalised communities with NHS services.
It brings together an exciting mix of arts, health and third sector partners including artist, John Rea and a team of community artists; Cardiff Women’s Aid; Oasis Centre for refugees and asylum seekers; Four Elms GP practice; National Museum Wales and Cardiff Health Access Practice.
Find out more on the Arts Council of Wales website: https://arts.wales/news-jobs-opportunities/arts-council-wales-awards-ps300000-9-projects-new-arts-and-health-fund