A selection of Arts for Health projects, intended to give a snapshot of the variety and depth of the work that takes place as part of the programme.
Less easy to document is the work undertaken on an ongoing basis alongside the projects. Work that facilitates individual creative explorations, bed-side support, and studio time where people can follow their own artistic lead. Playful or studious, participants can work independently, supported by a well resourced environment and skilled artist facilitators.
In March 2020, the programme pivoted and work began to be conducted remotely and/or at a distance. This method of practice was supported by the healthcare professionals playing a more active role on-site, working to support the artist’s delivery, ensuring the work remained meaningful and relevant. With the gradual reopening of society throughout 2021 and 2022, the Arts for Health programme developed further, regaining its original in-person projects, while now also offering an array of inclusive, remote options.