"our patients wander the wards looking at the artworks; nurses use it as a tool for engaging patients. we chose works to help them reminisce."

Siobhan McElroy, Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

How it works

We work to make it easy and affordable for health and social care providers throughout the UK to display works of art in their premises for the benefit of patients, service users, visitors and staff.

If you are interested in displaying art in your site, our expert team is here to guide you through the process. Contact us to get started.

1. Site Assessment

Your Regional Coordinator will meet with you and visit the areas in which you are planning to display art. They will explain how our charity’s loan schemes work and any costs involved. They may take photographs and measurements to help with the selection process.

2. Artwork Selection

We are keen to work with you, your patients/service-users and your team to help you select artworks that are right for your site. We regularly hold group artwork selection exercises and are more than happy to come to you to do this. Your Regional Coordinator will invite you to view the available collection at your closest regional centre, so you can see the size and scale of the artworks in person. All our artworks are provided framed under glass or acrylic and can comply with infection control guidelines.

3. Contract and Delivery

We will draw up an image shortlist of artworks and compile a quote. Once this has been agreed, we will send you a contract and organise delivery of your artworks.

4. Security and Insurance

Once we have received your signed contract, your chosen artworks will be delivered ready to hang with secure fixings and information labels to help people to engage with the display. For an additional charge, we can also arrange to have the artworks hung. All our artworks are covered by our own insurance.

5. Swapping

Artworks can be exchanged after 6 months at no additional cost, apart from delivery charges.

6. Renewing Your Loan

Approximately three months before your loan is due to end, your Regional Coordinator will contact you to see if you would like to renew your loan with us. The renewal process can be quick and easy as all you will need to do is return your signed contract.

7. Contact Us

We pride ourselves on being flexible, friendly and supportive – so please don't hesitate to contact our team with any questions, or to get the borrowing process started.