Australian Cultural Fund

Opportunity to Support Music in Hospitals

Pictured is Inscape musician, Will Parsell with Marion Hayes, who both featured recently in an ABC feature about Inscape  https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-05-05/art-therapy-trial-helping-hospital-patients/11077120

Pictured is Inscape musician, Will Parsell with Marion Hayes, who both featured recently in an ABC feature about Inscape https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-05-05/art-therapy-trial-helping-hospital-patients/11077120

Announcing the launch of our new funding campaign for Instrumental; a unique Tasmanian art program that is making a tangible difference to patients, families and health professionals in our hospitals. We would invite you to view the campaign which is registered with the Australian Cultural Fund, find out more about Inscape and our programs, and would welcome a tax deductible donation if you have capacity.

Instrumental is delivered by Inscape, a not for profit organisation established in 2015 following a successful pilot project. Since then Inscape, which began on one ward, is now operating across the entire Royal Hobart Hospital, as well as the Repatriation Hospital, Breast Screen Tasmania and Milbrook Rise Hospital in New Norfolk. The demand for our program is fantastic, however, we need to find the funds to support this demand. As a not for profit we rely entirely on donations, philanthropy and funding. 

Every dollar that is donated, directly funds a Tasmanian musician to be in Tasmanian hospitals, working one on one or in groups, to improve the experience and the environment for everyone. We know that Art and Music is so important for physical and mental health and the increase in demand for Inscape programs is testament to the value and support of our programs. Dr Anna Johnston is one of the many health professionals who has witnessed first hand the impact of the Inscape programs.

"I think this is a marvellous program. I am a doctor at the hospital and can see how much patients appreciate this. Many are scared, lonely, bored and in pain. The chance to enjoy, make and appreciate art and music is an incredible gift. I hope when I am on receiving end - in the bed and not beside it you are there for me too."

Stay in touch via the Inscape Tasmania Facebook page and our new Instagram account which both give you weekly insights into the interaction between our Arts Health Facilitator, the professional artists and musicians and the patients, families and health professionals.

Share the campaign with your colleagues, friends and family and please contact us if you’d like further information.