Art in Hospital delivers an ongoing visual arts programme for patients in the healthcare areas of Medicine for Older People, Stroke Rehabilitation, Acute Rehabilitation, Palliative Care and Community and Mental Health across the NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde region of Scotland.
The organisation provides a permanent presence in hospitals and care homes, which brings the visual arts into the context of health and medicine. We respond to each particular health context through an integrated approach with nursing, clinical and care staff. We make the patient and artist central to the programme, with each artist working to facilitate patients in articulating their personal creative expression.
Alongside the core programme, Art in Hospital undertakes residencies, collaborations and strategic partnerships in wider initiatives, generating opportunities to develop work in new art and healthcare contexts.
An exhibitions programme presents the work to a wider community both within and outside healthcare settings; from exhibitions in galleries in the city to site-specific works in care homes, to presentations in the Scottish Parliament.