Paintings In Hospitals Pop-Up Shop
Paintings in Hospitals online charity shop range is now available, from calendars and cards to brooches and bedding: everything has been chosen to make the perfect gift for a loved one. To view their online shop, click here.
Not only are they aiming to raise funds to create happier and healthier patients but they want great contemporary design to be accessible to everyone.
They have also turned their online gift shop into a pop-up shop. They offer the pop-up shop to local businesses as something for staff (perhaps to get presents for special occasions) in foyers for a few hours on weekdays. If you would like a table sale in the foyers of your businesses, please contact sak [at] betterbankside.co.uk (subject: I'm%20interested%20in%20hosting%20a%20pop%20up%20shop%20for%20Paintings%20in%20Hospitals%20) (Sile at Better Bankside).
About Paintings in Hospitals
Paintings In Hospitals use visual art and creative activities to improve the health and wellbeing of patients, service users, carers and the public.
They have developed a diverse art collection of almost 4,000 artworks and, as well as four artwork loan schemes, they now deliver art engagement projects and creative activities. They do more than simply put paintings in hospitals. They believe that art has an important role to play in the healing process. Their research is contributing to the growing body of evidence that art improves wellbeing, and they are continually evaluating the impact and reach of their work.
Paintings In Hospitals help health and social care providers introduce art into their environment, using their loan schemes and partnering with national collections such as the Arts Council Collection and the V&A. They make health and social care sites more stimulating, comforting and supportive spaces and help patients, visitors, and staff to engage with art and artists to improve their health and wellbeing. They also advocate for all who believe in the benefits of the arts to health and wellbeing.
Every year their work brings comfort and reassurance to over 1.8 million people across the UK, from London to York, Cardiff to Belfast. They work across the health and social care sectors, including in hospitals, hospices, care homes, GP surgeries, cancer centres and Special Educational Needs schools. As they receive no funding from the Government, they depend entirely on the support of charitable trusts, individuals and businesses to continue their unique and important work.