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Arts & Health a Growing Focus for NSW Arts Sector

The intersection of arts and health has proven to be a growing focus for the arts sector, with key events by the Australian Centre for Arts and Health, Theatre Network NSW and University of New South Wales taking place in Sydney in the coming months.

The Big Anxiety

20 September – 11 November
Produced by the University of New South Wales, The Big Anxiety brings together artists, scientists and communities to question and re-imagine the state of mental health in the 21st century. A radically new kind of international arts festival, The Big Anxiety includes ARTLANDS Dubbo speakers Clive Parkinson, and Vic McEwan.
For tickets and details head to

Art of Good Health and Wellbeing Conference

30 October – 1 November
The 9th Art of Good Health and Wellbeing international arts and health conference, presented by the Australian Centre for Arts and Health (ACAH) explores “Mental Health and Resilience through the Arts”, as the overarching theme, with areas of focus including:

To book tickets and view plenary speakers, visit

How Can The Show Go On? Performing Arts Wellbeing Summit

13 November
Produced by Theatre Network NSW with support from the NSW Performing Arts Wellbeing Working Group, Create NSW, and the Sydney Opera House is a one-day summit to be held at Sydney Opera House on the 13th November 2017. Acting as a call to action, the program is designed to ask how individuals, organisations and collaborations can make effective wellbeing changes. It is a summit not just for performing and screen artists but also for arts managers, production, significant others of performing arts workers and those who are able to make a difference individually and collectively. Those located in regional or remote NSW wanting to attend the summit are eligible for a travel subsidy. Deadlines for the super-quick application have now been extended until 5pm Friday 6th October.
For tickets and details head to To apply for the travel subsidy click here.