Participation

Fish art


Participation in the arts can contribute to patient wellbeing and staff enjoyment and motivation. Our arts projects will build on our successful work with partners and during the plan period we will increase the breadth and range of activities that we offer in this area.

Continuing to support arts projects in the Children's Centre and Oncology is vital. Oncology has been blazing a trail in developing a participatory arts programme for patients, carers and staff, including drop-in artist-led workshops. Over the next three years we will look to identify the particular needs of other departments and tailor programmes to fit accordingly.

Local programme ArtLift has shown that the creation of visual art can help patients with depression and music in particular has been shown to connect with dementia patients. There are many opportunities for us to explore and the challenge will be to secure funding to enable us to deliver these programmes.

Objectives:

-  “Showing your Age”

- Art volunteering

- Art therapy in stroke and elderly care areas

- Artworks - this staff art exhibition has proved a huge success inside and outside the Trust and has become an annual show

- Music therapy

- Embrace performing arts

 



equine art hanging robot

Creating a sense of place

Art and design can breathe soul into a building and help to create a healing environment.



Participation

Participation in the arts can contribute to patient wellbeing and staff enjoyment and motivation.


 

Working in partnership

Our gallery spaces provide an opportunity to work with artists and students living and working locally.



 

Exploring technology

Our ways of interacting with the world are changing incredibly rapidly with the onset of new technologies.