Our Charity

Art in Healthcare is the leading arts provider for health organisations in Scotland. We lend high quality, original artwork to hospitals and other healthcare settings and provide fun-filled art workshops and talks for patients, care home residents and sheltered housing communities.
Find out more about our work at Art in Healthcare.
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Artworks in Collection


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A good painting to me has always been like a friend. It keeps me company, comforts and inspires. ~ Hedy Lamarr


Art in Healthcare

We are a non-for-profit organisation that has been lending original, Scottish artwork to healthcare settings for over 20 years. We believe in the healing power of art and we do all we can to support and promote artists and their work throughout the country.

Thanks to new technology and mobile scanning devices, for the first time Art in Healthcare is able to provide wonderfully descriptive write ups and information about the works of art in our collection and the artists who have so generously contributed to it. If you would like to learn more about our charity or if you are interested in supporting the work we do please visit our main Art in Healthcare website.

 

As I watch people move through arts programs, learning new skills, discovering new parts of themselves, finding creative ways of expressing their perceptions, I have no doubt about it – art heals. The arts provide preventative and integrative approaches to healthcare, building self-esteem and a sense of identity and belonging, connecting people and celebrating life. All these things are part of an individual’s healing process. ~ Susan Perlstein, National Centre for Creative Aging


Image credits from left to right:

1. Tugs by Alison Philp
2. Lemon by Lynsey Ewan
3. Whitescape by Emma Duncan
4. Music and Sound by Lynne Roberts

Since 1991 our charity has been assembling one of the largest and most prestigious Collections of original Scottish art in the country. These artworks are uniquely available for display in hospitals and other healthcare settings.


Art in Healthcare is truly committed to the important role that art plays in the healing environment but we need your help to properly maintain and build this unique Collection for the enjoyment and benefit of the hundreds of thousands of staff, patients and visitors who view it each year.


With your help we're able to:


Keep our Collection on display in hospitals and care homes
Support young artists at their degree shows
Buy artwork from professional artists
Provide fun-filled art workshops for patients and care home residents
Develop our training programmes for volunteers


Adopt an artwork from our Collection for just £3 a month and you'll receive:


Your name (or a loved one's) written next to your chosen artwork online
A certificate of adoption with a picture of the artwork
Invites to Art in Healthcare's special events
First to view our latest Prestigious Print
Our colourful e-newsletter


"My patients really enjoy looking at our collection. Sometimes they even do an 'art tour' around the premises." ~ Barron Dental Practice


You can adopt an artwork in the gallery, if it hasn't already been adopted, by clicking the 'Adopt Me' button below the picture of the artwork.


Our Charity

Art in Healthcare is the leading arts provider for health organisations in Scotland. We lend high quality, original artwork to hospitals and other healthcare settings and provide fun-filled art workshops and talks for patients, care home residents and sheltered housing communities.
Find out more about our work at Art in Healthcare.
Adopt an artwork
Donate with JustGiving


Supported by Edinburgh Art Fair