We use art to inspire better health and wellbeing for patients, carers and communities.

We believe that great art and good health go hand-in-hand. Art can help us stay well, aid our recovery, and support us to live longer, better lives.

We think everyone should have the chance to benefit from art. That's why we're dedicated to bringing art to people through our artwork loans and art activities in spaces used by everyone.

We work alongside patients and carers to transform clinical environments into something meaningful to them. Working together, we create care spaces that encourage, enrich and empower everyone who uses them.

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Our team at work at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham


How we do it

As a national charity, our vision is a future in which nobody is forced to live a life without art. We aim to achieve this by:

  • Transforming care experiences: We will use art to help make people's time in care uplifting, reassuring, and inspiring, wherever possible.

  • Helping the well stay well: We will help create spaces that support care staff, friends and families, and other visitors to stay healthy and well.

  • Empowering people: We will empower people to have a say in their own care experience by putting them at the heart of our art activities and displays.

  • Removing social barriers: We will strive to reach people who are wrongly isolated or excluded from art due to mobility, situation or location.

  • Supporting care services: We will offer free advice and raise funds to provide subsidised art services that have the best interests of the care services at heart.

  • Pursuing excellence in art: We will pursue excellence in our art collection and projects. Striving for the best art lending services and world-class art, both tailored to people's needs and pushing the boundaries of what is expected.

  • Championing the power of arts in health: We will evaluate our work, contribute to the growing body of research, and advocate for all who believe in the power of art to support better health and wellbeing.

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