We use art to inspire better health and wellbeing for 2 million people around the UK.


The year our mission began at the National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery.


The number of world-class, museum-quality artworks in our collection.


The number of health and social care organisations we work with across the UK.

60th Anniversary Appeal

Art in healthcare is proven to reduce levels of sickness, anxiety and stress. Donate now to help make a difference in our anniversary year!

Own a Michael Craig-Martin print

We're delighted to introduce this limited edition by Michael Craig-Martin, created especially to raise funds for Paintings in Hospitals...


Author: Thomas Walshaw

Ben Rivers, Untitled (Lanzarote sketch 2), 2011

Our world-class art

Our art collection is one of a kind. We offer care sites artworks by world-famous artists including Bridget Riley, Antony Gormley, Maggi Hambling, Andy Warhol, Helen Chadwick, Anish Kapoor, Sonia Boyce, Josef Albers, Ben Rivers, Alexander Calder, Ian Davenport and many more.

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A Paintings in Hospitals art workshop

Art changes everything

Art can help us stay wellaid our recovery, and support us to live longer, better lives. But the benefits don't end there. And we can prove it!

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A Paintings in Hospitals family art workshop

Be inspired

Our art activities, art walks and workshops exist to empower patients and carers with the skills and confidence to talk about and engage with art.
They're also pretty fun!

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Upcoming events

  • Toy Box Tales: On Tour

    We teamed up with #ToyLikeMe to bring this touring exhibition of differently-abled toys to Scarborough Hospital... Read more

  • Connect 2019

    Following four sold-out years, our Connect networking evening has become a major feature in the arts & health calendar. Join us in June! Read more