Paintings in Hospitals is the UK's leading national arts in health charity; the charity has 60 years' experience using art to improve wellbeing for over 300 healthcare and social care organisations. Paintings in Hospitals aims to transform the UK's wellbeing by using world-class art to inspire better health for patients, carers, and communities.
Studies show that art can help us stay well, aid our recovery from illness and injury, and support us to live longer, more fulfilling lives. Paintings in Hospitals believes that everyone should have the opportunity to experience these benefits. Its work is founded on Cultural Democracy: a democratic approach to arts and culture which actively engages everyone in determining what is classed as culture, where it happens, who makes it, and who accesses it. Paintings in Hospitals is committed to bringing art to everybody by providing artwork loans and art activities to all types of healthcare and social care.