Why art matters Our impact Our impact We're working to transform the UK's health, using world-class art to inspire hope and boost wellbeing. Our artworks and creative activities make a difference to the lives of over 2 million people every year. Below is just a snapshot of our work last year: 254 loans of art We provided support to at least two million people, including patients, service users, carers and the public, through 251 loans of art from our collection. 177 care organisations We worked with 178 care organisations, including hospitals, hospices, mental health centres, GP surgeries and SEN schools. 433 people benefiting from our workshops Over 400 patients, service users and carers developed their knowledge, skills and confidence through our art activities. 23 new care partners We began working with over 20 new care partners, including Maggie’s Centres, HM Prison Winchester, the British Association of Art Therapists and C&C Housing Trust. A major new partnership We delivered an innovative project called Works Like People II with renowned national museum the Wallace Collection. We commissioned site-specific artworks for four GP surgeries, pushing the boundaries of what is expected of art in care. A major networking event As part of Creativity & Wellbeing Week 2018, we held yet another sold-out networking event: Connect. Jointly hosted with London Arts in Health Forum, over 100 arts in health professionals took part. Connect is now the biggest arts in health networking event in the calendar. A pioneering project We delivered Beside the Sea, a touring exhibition of works from the Ingram Collection of Modern British Art. The pilot project was designed to provoke reminiscence for older people in care homes. This year is Paintings in Hospitals' 60th anniversary, can you help us achieve even more..?