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Culture Dose for Kids

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Murray Art Museum Albury is inviting children - aged 9-12 - who are experiencing mild anxiety to take part in this 8-week art program in a small group setting at the Museum. After the successful 2023 pilot at MAMA, Culture Dose for Kids returns in 2024 as a free subsidised program for their parents and caregivers.

Culture Dose for Kids is an arts engagement program aimed at improving wellbeing in primary school-aged children who experience mild anxiety. Parents/caregivers will also participate in this calming and engaging program in both separate and combined sessions.

Engagement with the arts can help young people connect to their feelings, thoughts, and imagination. It can build self-confidence and resilience, foster social connections and improve mental health and wellbeing.

The program will provide a safe, structured space for young people and their parents/carers to engage with and respond creatively to three curated artworks led by an experienced team.

What to expect

Participants (adults and children) will visit the Museum each week for a 2-hour workshop over 8 weeks. It is important to note that the program has been designed for adults and children to participate in together. The sessions at MAMA will not be part of the research study, but will continue to follow the structure and content of the pilot program.

Who can participate?

Young people (with their parent/carer) will be eligible to participate if they:

Are between the ages of 9 to 12 in primary school.

Are able to travel to the Museum.

You (the parent or caregiver) believe your child experiences mild anxiety*

*Anxiety itself is a normal emotion. However, some young people worry more than others, either through a greater number of worries or more frequent or intense worries.

Term 2: 11 May – 29 June, 9.00am – 11.00am (FULL)
Term 3: 3 August – 21 September 2024
Term 4: 26 October – 14 December 2024


Read more:
Black Dog Institute website Culture Dose for Kids - Black Dog Institute | Better Mental Health
Art Gallery of NSW website Culture Dose for Kids | Art Gallery of NSW

Please direct any enquires to
Andy McLean, Engagement Officer Public Programs
andrea.mclean@alburycity.nsw.gov.au