We've partnered with Air Arts, the art charity of Derby Teaching Hospitals, to make Royal Derby Hospital the new home of our East Midlands showcase.

We know that art can help us stay well, aid our recovery, and support us to live longer, better lives. Air Arts share our belief that everyone should have the chance to benefit from art. Our new showcase will launch alongside Air Arts’ BrighTEN exhibition, celebrating their 10th anniversary, and will feature a new display of over 70 artworks.

Just a small section of our new East Midlands showcase displays at Royal Derby Hospital

All artworks in the showcase will be available for loan to any health and social care organisation in the East Midlands. The showcase will launch at Royal Derby Hospital, Tuesday 10 October, 4.30 - 6.00pm. Royal Derby Hospital joins our six other regional showcases in hospitals across the UK: Birmingham, London, Cardiff, York, Bristol and Bury St Edmunds.

Amisha Karia, our Head of Collections & Programming, said:

Art can make a real difference to the lives of patients, visitors and care staff. It is wonderful to work with a supportive partner like Air Arts who also advocates for the benefits of visual culture and understands our mission to inspire wellbeing.

Celebrating Air Arts' 10th anniversary

Air Arts was established in 2007 at Derby Teaching Hospitals with the aim of create a calm and welcoming environment, providing support and reassurance for patients, staff and visitors. In 2017, they won the Big Lottery’s Peoples Project and were awarded £50,000 for their innovative Whiffle while you workshop project.

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