ARTS IN HEALTH

Our award-winning arts in health programme combines visual and performing arts with live music and dance; participatory music, art and craft workshops; film screenings at the CW+ MediCinema; innovative design and green spaces; as well as our collection of over 2,000 works of art and digital installations to transform the hospital environment for patients, families, volunteers and staff.

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  • ARTS FOR ALL

    In partnership with staff, patients, artists and partners, we designed our Arts for All programme to provide meaningful cultural opportunities, which offer distraction, entertainment and social interaction.

  • DESIGN AND ENVIRONMENT

    Our Design and Environment programme transforms and enhances clinical spaces. We work with renowned partners who specialise in health, technology and environmental design, bringing together the healing power of art and the latest innovations in design to create a patient-focused environment.

  • FUTURE HOSPITAL

    We work with a diverse range of health technology partners with the aim of further investing in healthcare technology to elevate patient care, empowering our staff and enhancing patient experience.

  • COMMISSIONS

    An essential part of our arts in health programme includes working with emerging and established artists to produce unique commissions for our sites, transforming the hospital environment for patients.

  • ART COLLECTION

    Research has shown that visual art has a positive effect in healthcare settings. Our visual and digital hospital arts collection, displayed at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, is made up of over 2,000 artworks, many of which are bespoke commissions.

  • 'THE HEALING ARTS' BOOK

    We are delighted to have published a book to celebrate our pioneering arts in health programme which we have been running for over 25 years.

  • RESEARCH AND EVALUATION

    Underpinning all of our work is an objective to grow a robust body of evidence that clearly demonstrates the impact on patient outcomes, care delivery and cost effectiveness of these programmes and enhancements. We work with a group of academic partners on project evaluation and, through the dissemination of our findings, are now collaborating and sharing knowledge with sister organisations in Japan, Korea, Australia, Europe and the US.

  • SHARING OUR WORK

    We are delighted to be a part of both national and international networks of arts in health professionals. As a leader in the sector, we are keen to share resources with our colleagues in the NHS and further afield, including our research, guidelines, and a selection of digital artworks free of charge.

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