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Investment in arts programs and initiatives engage people of all abilities and ages in creative experiences in hospitals, care facilities and within the community to support positive health and wellbeing outcomes.

 

Livingstone songwriters join forces in Songs from the Shire for an album of original music

Songs from the Shire brought together local musicians in Livingstone Shire to produce an album of original contemporary music. Read more...

Dance for Seniors - Gail Hewton

A study tour through the United Kingdom led Gail Hewton to expand and develop her career as a leader, teacher and trainer in the area of dance for seniors. Read more...

Young at Heart in aged care homes

The Young at Heart project is engaging residents at aged care homes in Queensland’s North Burnett region to promote health and wellbeing. Read more...

The Soldier's Wife

Using song, The Soldier's Wife Inititative is telling the stories of servicemen's families affected by war. Read more...

Calloused Hearts Short Film

Investment through Maranoa Regional Development Arts Fund, supported the professional colour grading and promotion of the award-winning short film Calloused Hearts. Read more...

Inspired in Isolation

The Channel Country Ladies Day supports women living in remote and regional areas to network, pursue goals and aspirations and improve emotional and social wellbeing. Read more...

 

Healthy communities

Regional Arts Development Fund

The Regional Arts Development Fund is a long-running partnership between the Queensland Government and local governments to support local talent, unite communities and celebrate the arts across the state. Projects funded through Regional Arts Development  Fund have supported the health of Queenslanders and their communities. 

 

Indigenous Regional Arts Development Fund (IRADF)

Part of the Backing Indigenous Arts initiative, IRADF is a partnership between the Queensland Government, through Arts Queensland, the Torres Strait Regional Authority and Aboriginal Councils and host organisations throughout Queensland.  Projects supported by IRADF have reported positive impact on the wellbeing of participants involved in the project.

 

Supporting individuals

Advancing Queensland: an age-friendly community grants program

The Advancing Queensland: an age-friendly community grants program provides seed funding for community projects involving partnerships between local government, community and other organisations to co-develop, implement and promote innovative age-friendly projects. 

 

Reminiscence program

The Queensland Museum’s Reminiscence program provides provide cultural stimulus and social contact to less active senior citizens in aged care facilities. It began in 2010 and has since been delivered on a regular basis to 10 aged care facilities within Toowoomba. The program is unique in its implementation – museum volunteers, working with diversional therapists, make regular visits to nursing homes and use Queensland Museum loan kits to encourage residents to share their life experiences and interact as a group. 

 

QAGOMA Tours

The Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art has a range of free services and programs for visitors with a disability. Free discussion-based tours are designed for visitors with dementia and their family member, carer or support worker. The 60-minute tour aims to support reminiscence, validation and socialisation.