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Governments in Australia and elsewhere are increasingly investing in the arts to improve individual and community health and wellbeing as empirical evidence grows about the cultural, social and economic benefits to be gained. Createplace's activities are informed by some of the following policies:

You can find a range of additional global Arts & Health strategies here 

National Arts and Health Framework, May 2014

This report recognises and presents empirical evidence of the arts’ role in ‘improving the health and wellbeing of all Australians’ through ‘all art forms and artistic media’ including ‘visual arts, craft and design, writing, literature and storytelling, music, performing arts, dance, theatre, film and digital arts’. 


Creative Brisbane Creative Economy 2013-22

The report focuses on strengthening Brisbane City’s liveability through creativity and highlights that ‘a complex creative economy requires supportive resource and knowledge hubs connected together to increase the flow of people and ideas’.


Brisbane City Council Access and Inclusion Plan, Part 4
Vibrant, Informed and Caring Communities

This report outlines objectives to improve social, cultural, physical and environmental mental and physical wellbeing, including plans for Brisbane residents and visitors to experience a city that is innovative and creative where they can actively participate in a range of cultural and arts programs that foster inclusion across Brisbane’s diverse communities.


Creative Health: The Arts for Health and Wellbeing, July 2017
All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing Inquiry Report, UK

This report lays out a compelling case for our healthcare systems to better utilise the creative arts in supporting health and wellbeing outcomes, building on a growing body of evidence in mental health, end-of-life care and in supporting those living with long-term health conditions.


Health Evidence Network Synthesis Report 67, Nov 2019
World Health Organization, Europe

This report, the largest of its kind to date, synthesises the evidence on the role of the arts in improving health and wellbeing, covering over 3000 studies.


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