Paintings in Hospitals will mark 60 years of transforming the UK’s health and social care spaces with a unique event on the future role of visual arts in healthcare – to be held in London next month...

The Framing the Future panel will feature internationally acclaimed artist and author Edmund de Waal OBE; Dr Errol Francis, CEO of Culture&; Dr Val Huet, CEO of the British Association of Art Therapists; Prof. Victoria Tischler, Professor of Arts and Health at the University of West London; and Ed Vaizey MP, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing.

The panel will consider the past pioneers of arts in health, including Paintings in Hospitals as the first and only national art collection dedicated to improving health and wellbeing, as well as anticipated future innovations in the use of art to improve the lives of patients, service users and carers.

Ed Vaizey MP, former culture minister and chair of the APPG on Arts, Health and Wellbeing, said:

I am delighted to be part of this inspirational event. Art plays such a major part in all our lives, not least when we are at our most vulnerable, sick or in need of the emotional or spiritual comfort that art can provide. The future signals much change, both in healthcare and in the arts, so it’s crucial we talk about how the next 60 years of Paintings in Hospitals’ and the sector’s work can continue to benefit patients and their families.

Framing the Future is part of a series of events throughout 2019 to celebrate Paintings in Hospitals’ 60th anniversary and the difference our charity has made to the nation’s physical and mental health since its founding in 1959. The panel discussion will be followed by networking drinks.

Find out more about our Framing the Future panel and book your place now...

Framing the Future: a Paintings in Hospitals panel discussion on the past, present, future role of arts in health. Celebrating 60 years of Paintings in Hospitals in 2019