Paintings in Hospitals works to transform the UK's health by using world-class art to inspire wellbeing. Our artworks and creative workshops make a difference to the lives of millions of people every year. Here's just a snapshot of our very busy 2019 in numbers...

  • 179 care sites organisations benefitted from our work

    We worked with patients and carers in 179 care organisations, including hospitals, hospices, mental health centres, GP surgeries and SEN schools, to bring the benefits of world-class art into their daily lives.
  • 941 people engaged in our art workshops and activities

    Over 940 patients and carers worked with our team to develop their knowledge, skills and confidence to talk about, criticise and make decisions about art and their care environment through our hands-on art activities.
  • 2,476 artworks on public display

    We worked hard to get over 70% of our art collection out into public care spaces, providing inspiration for patients and carers across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
  • Three major collaborative projects

    • We partnered with the National Gallery on the Artemesia Visits... project to bring a masterpiece by Artemisia Gentileschi, the most famous female painter of the 17th century, to Pocklington Group Practice in East Yorkshire.
    • We brought together artist Edmund de Waal; 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, to mark 60 years of Paintings in Hospitals at Framing the Future - a unique event on the future role of arts in health. 
    • We completed our three-year partnership with internationally-renowned art school Central Saint Martins on our student mental health project Art in Large/Larger/Largest Doses.
  • Sector advocacy and knowledge sharing

    • We shared 60 personal stories about the difference art makes to our lives from our diverse community of artists, arts professionals, health professionals, museum and gallery professionals, Patrons, patients, carers, and more in our 60 Years, 60 Voices blog series.
    • We are a Strategic Alliance Member of the Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance, aiming to develop and promote the role of arts and culture in supporting the country’s health and wellbeing.
    • As part of Creativity & Wellbeing Week 2019, we held our sold-out networking event Connect. Jointly hosted with London Arts in Health Forum, over 150 arts in health professionals took part. Connect is now the biggest arts in health networking event in the calendar.
  • 2,000,000 patients, carers and visitors reached

    Our art loans, art projects, workshops and events reached communities across the country, bringing world-class art into the lives of two million people.

Find out more about our impact in cases studies of our recent work...