Call for Freelance Artist Facilitators

Art in Healthcare has a vision for art in every healthcare setting in Scotland and uses visual art to improve people’s health and wellbeing. The organisation’s work is achieved through an ambitious programme of artwork rental from the extensive Art in Healthcare collection, participatory art activities and site-specific art commissions.

Art in Healthcare is delivering a series of visual art activities throughout Edinburgh for 3 years using a social prescribing approach with funding from the Big Lottery Fund. We are also developing art workshop projects with other partners in the West of Scotland. We are looking to expand our pool of freelance artists and would like to hear from artists that have experience of planning and delivering participatory visual art activities and of working with a broad range of audiences. If you are interested in being considered please see our Artist Facilitator role description and send your CV and any relevant links or material relating to your experience to

Deadline: Friday 31st March

Art in Healthcare colouring-in packs now available

Bring your creativity to Art in Healthcare's first colouring-in pack. Artists Emily Learmont, Ali Glanville Jones, Olivia Irvine, Lauren Bowman and David Marr have each filled simple shapes with detailed line drawings for colouring, and these are collated in a presentation folder. Also inside the folder are some empty shapes, so that you can add your own designs. When you finished, you can send your colourful creations to us, and we will use them to create displays at events and in healthcare settings, along with a panel of names crediting all participants.

To order your colouring-in packs, please go to our shop to order online or give us a call on 0131 555 7638.

Art in Healthcare and BTO shortlisted for Arts & Business Scotland award

We are excited to announce that Art in Healthcare, together with our sponsors BTO Solicitors LLP, have been shortlisted for an Arts And Business Scotland award in the category of 'Enterprise'. It is a great recognition of our relationship with BTO, which made possible the 'All the Wonderful Things' exhibition in June 2016, funded the creation of Ann Oram's beautiful print 'Summer' for us (of which copies are still available - see below), and allowed us to attend the Edinburgh Art Fair 2016 in November.

The winner will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on 23rd March 2017.


New Ann Oram print for Art in Healthcare

We are honoured that Artist Ann Oram has added to our range of prestigious Art in Healthcare prints with the beautiful screenprint 'Summer'. 'Summer' was printed by hand at Edinburgh Printmakers from 11 screens, and is available in a signed and numbered limited edition of 75. To claim your print before they're all gone, please visit our shop or drop us an email at

Thank you to leading Scottish law firm BTO Solicitors LLP for sponsoring the creation of this edition.  

Become a Friend of Art in Healthcare

Art in Healthcare brings art to healthcare environments, improving the quality of life for patients, visitors and staff. Many people admire the work we do, and by becoming a Friend you can become part of our community and receive advanced information about our activities and special events. Becoming a Friend is a really important way of showing your support and provides an important source of income for Art in Healthcare. Join today!

If you would like to become a Friend, please print and complete the form and Direct Debit instructions. Then please post the form to

Art in Healthcare
32-36 Dalmeny Street

or you can email a scanned copy to

Adopt an artwork

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.