The Arts & Health Award is one of the categories of the Health & Wellbeing Awards.

This Award recognises organisations whose work has furthered the contribution of the creative arts to health and wellbeing.

Award criteria

Entered projects and programmes should demonstrate:

  • High quality creative arts and music provision that addresses significant health and wellbeing issues affecting individuals, families and the wider community

  • Supporting patients, families and healthcare staff involved in the planning and delivery of creative arts and music provision for health and wellbeing

  • Strong partnership working between creative artists, musicians, the NHS, public health professionals and other stakeholders

  • Attention given to sensitivity towards issues of cultural diversity and social inclusion

Enter the Health & Wellbeing Awards 2017

The Health & Wellbeing Awards 2017 are now open. To enter, you first need to request your application pack which contains the application form and guidelines.

Entering will provide your team and organisation with the chance to gain formal recognition for their contribution to public health. The deadline for applications is Friday 28 April.

Category winners will have the opportunity to be selected for the prestigious Public Health Minister’s Award, while finalists will also be considered for two special commendations to be given by Public Health England (PHE).

2016 winner

Centre for Performance Science. A partnership of the Royal College of Music and Imperial College London

Project: Making music for health and wellbeing

The Royal College of Music’s Centre for Performance Science is recognised internationally for its contributions to the field of music, wellbeing and health. This project rigorously explored how active engagement with the arts can support and enhance mental and physical health in community and NHS more.

Find out more about previous winners.