2014-2017 Last updated: 27 Jul, 2018

The VicHealth Active Arts Strategy, effective from 2014 to 2017, aimed to encourage physical activity and improve mental wellbeing for the benefit of all Victorians. It is presented here for reference.

Download: Active Arts Strategy

VicHealth has a long and proud history of working across sectors to promote health and advance our illness prevention efforts.

The health benefits of participating in the arts are well documented—from supporting individual mental wellbeing by providing an opportunity for people to gain new skills, confidence and self-esteem, to building social connection and reducing isolation by participating in an activity with others while engaging in a creative process.

The new Active Arts Strategy aligns our approaches with the National Arts and Health Framework and builds on our considerable experience in working across the arts and health sectors.