Our art and activities inspire better health and wellbeing for 2 million people around the UK every year.

We’re working to make sure everyone can access art for better health and wellbeing. Patients and carers need our support more than ever, and demand for our services is growing.

You can find out more about our work and our finances on our accounts & policies page. Below is just a snapshot of our work in 2016.

251 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. (A loan of art is a group of artworks for a particular unit or space.)

178 care organisations

We worked with 178 care organisations, including hospitals, hospices, mental health centres, GP surgeries and SEN schools.

431 people taking part in our activities

Over 400 patients, service users and carers took part in our art activities and creative workshops.

22 new care partners

We began working with 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 commission site-specific artworks for four GP surgeries.

A major networking event

As part of Creativity & Wellbeing Week 2016, we held 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 one of the biggest arts in health networking events 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.

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