Expressions of Interest to participate in the Arterie Intern program for 2023 are now open. Arterie is an international award-winning art program designed to deliver the creative arts to marginalized communities, and operates in collaboration with established providers of healthcare. The program provides bespoke models of art engagement for all hospital stakeholders – patients, families, carers, staff, volunteers + visitors. The multi-pronged model supports a holistic approach to innovative health support by normalizing the hospital experience and easing the side effects of illness such as stress, pain, fatigue, isolation and depression. 

Arterie is delivered to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Chris O’Brien Lifehouse. It delivers 3 core programs to reach diverse locations and groups within the hospital;

  • Carterie Program on the Wards + Treatment spaces reaches Inpatients;
  • Workshop Program in Atrium space reaches Outpatients;
  • Artist in Residence Program in Hospital Foyer Entrances reaches patients, visitors + staff.

The training covers the design and delivery of all 3 programs, including Arts & Health administration experience. These observatory and participatory programs provide a distraction from treatment and a less clinical atmosphere with positive outcomes.

Research on Arterie Carterie program has demonstrated:

• 91% stated that it helped cope with stress (anxiety, worry, sadness)

• 89% stated that it took patients mind off treatments

• 89% stated that it helped patients cope with treatment

Source: Independent quantitative research survey of n=70 patients, carers, staff at Lifehouse. Pollinate.

Please note in addition to completing the application form attached to the EOI, you will be invited to an interview with Arterie as spaces are limited, and once accepted for training, you are required to complete a formal hospital application process. Hospital applications can take up to two months to be processed and approved, so please note key dates listed below. There is no charge for the training and all materials/resources are supplied. You are asked to dress in a uniform of black and white, and will be provided with an orange apron; black or white pants; classic white collared button shirt; black jumper in winter. Shoes must be closed, rubber soles and comfortable; sneakers are ideal.


• 11 October 2022 Expressions of Interest open.

• 17 November 2022 Expression of Interest close.

• 24 November 2022 Zoom Interviews.

• 25 November 2022 Letter of Offer and Application information.

• 15 December 2022 Application information due for both hospitals.

• 1 March 2023 Training program starts.

• 13 December 2023 Training program finishes.


• The training is delivered 9.30 – 3.30 pm every Wednesday.

• Interns are expected to attend weekly for the duration of the year to complete the training.

• You will receive a combination of theory and clinical practice.

• Holiday leave requires approval based on key training + presentations.

• Please note the 3 Assignment Presentation dates.

• Please note 90 % attendance is required to complete the training (39 of 42 weeks).


For more information please email:


Amanda Solomon

Manager Arterie@RPA|Royal Prince Alfred Hospital


Manager Arterie@COBLH |Chris O’Brien Lifehouse


Level 7, KGV Building, Missenden Road Camperdown 2050

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