Brigid Palin

A ground breaking regional arts entity known as Base Art Inc. is linking the arts with a major health infrastructure project as part of Stages 1 & 2 of the Dubbo Hospital Re-development. The Arts in Healthcare Program will contribute significantly to increasing the exposure of regional people to the arts by showcasing art in the public space of the hospital and linking this to improving the patient experience. The current program is the result of more than two years of work by Base Art Inc. and the group has entered into a successful mix of commercial and community based partnerships, successful government grants and networks within the broader artistic community of Dubbo and the surrounding regions. The program which was launched by Deputy Premier and Minister for the Arts Troy Grant in May 2015. The art program received high acclaim at the official opening of stages One and Two on Tuesday January 12, attended by the Premier, Deputy Premier, and Minister for Health and CEO of Health Infrastructure. Feedback included the extent that various projects within the program resonated with the community and the potential for program to have a transformative impact on the patient experience.

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