Art of Good Health Partnership Grant

Date/Deadline: 24 Feb, 2020

The Art of Good Health Partnership Grant harnesses the power and potential of the arts to engage individuals and communities in activities that improve their health and wellbeing by:

– activating new strategic funding partnerships across arts, cultural and community organisations, and their local councils
– trialling and delivering new projects to improve health and wellbeing, using arts and creative approaches
– building new evidence.

The Art of Good Health program will provide support for councils to design new projects that address health problems or enhance health promotion strategies by introducing the role of arts and creative approaches within them. Our aim is to increase the use and application of arts and creative approaches within local health promotion strategies and programs.

What’s on offer?
VicHealth will fund up to ten $10,000-$15,000 grants commencing in May 2020, to support planning for up to $150,000 of additional funding available in late 2020.

Funding stages
Stage 1: An initial $10,000-$15,000 over a four-month period in early-mid 2020, to support development of new innovative and strategic partnerships between local councils, arts and creative agencies, and other health and community agencies in order to jointly develop a detailed project plan that can be delivered in Stage 2.

Stage 2: Potential for up to $150,000 of additional funding. The project plans from Stage 1 with the greatest potential for impact will be funded over a two-year period, from 2020-2022. VicHealth will establish a separate process for this selection during 2020.

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