Young curators with tate

Between 2009 and 2011, Paintings in Hospitals developed a new loan scheme adapted to the needs of younger patients: the Children and Young People Loan Scheme. More specifically, the charity was keen to work collaboratively with young people to develop a dedicated collection of artworks and build a sustainable framework for this new loan scheme.

© Animate Projects

The charity worked with Tate Youth Forum and recruited a panel that helped develop collecting guidelines and commission artworks. Throughout the project, the panel selected a series of animations from the Animate Projects library and commissioned three drawings by professional doodler Jon Burgerman.

Collaborating with young people has given great strength to the Children and Young People Loan Scheme, which has already enabled 15 health and social care facilities across the UK to create more comforting and engaging environments. We estimate that 15,000 young people will benefit from the artworks borrowed through the scheme in 2012.