Between 2009 and 2011, we developed a new loan scheme adapted to the needs of younger patients: the Children & Young People scheme.

More specifically, we were keen to work collaboratively with young people to develop a dedicated collection of artworks and build a sustainable framework for this new loan scheme.

Carolina Melis & Susanne Flender, As the Crow Flies (still), 2005. Part of the Paintings in Hospitals collection.

The charity worked with Tate Youth Forum and recruited a panel that helped develop collecting guidelines and commission artworks. Throughout the project, the panel selected a series of animations from the Animate Projects library and commissioned three drawings by professional doodler Jon Burgerman.

Jon Burgerman, Untitled (Orange), 2010. Part of the Paintings in Hospitals collection.

Collaborating with young people has given great strength to the Children & Young People loan scheme, which has already enabled hundreds of health and social care facilities across the UK to create more comforting and engaging environments for thousands of younger people.

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