Encounters – FREE DOWNLOAD

ENCOUNTERS is a dementia inclusive art book designed to stimulate communication, spark the imagination and provide a focus for conversation and being creative. It was designed to provide new ways for people with dementia to interact with their carer or loved one, but we hope the publication is useful for anyone to use as a way into an artwork….

Leuchie House Project

Artist Emily Learmont reports on the art workshops she held in Leuchie House, a venue that hosts short breaks for people with long-term neurological and physical conditions. This project was funded by the Ecclesiastical Insurance Group….

Artist’s report: Hillside View care home Paisley

Read artist Jen Bradley’s report on the programme of Art in Healthcare art workshops she led for residents at the Hillside View care home in Paisley, sponsored by BTO Solicitors LLP….

Art in Healthcare’s Strategic Plan

Working with Board, the Art in Healthcare team developed a Strategic Plan in 2018 which has guided recent work and future planning. The full Plan is available on request. Please contact admin@artinhealthcare.org.uk to request your copy….

A Material World: making good use of the art materials provided by GreatArt Supplies

We talk to art workshop participants and artists leading the workshops about how they use art materials and what being able to access a wide range of art materials means for their work….

Why make room for art; using art works to stimulate discussion

We have been exploring some different evaluation techniques through our project ROOM FOR ART and using art works to stimulate discussion about personal experience has worked particularly well……..

Viewer responses: a dementia friendly tour of the recent Art in Healthcare exhibition

Art in Healthcare worked with two dementia friendly groups in Midlothian providing a series of art workshops over 16 weeks. One of the groups visited the recent Art in Healthcare exhibition – how did they respond to the art on display and what can that teach us?…

What are cultural needs and how do they relate to health and care needs?

It may be useful to understand the strategic importance of culture for Scotland by considering the concept of cultural needs. This submission argues that every individual has cultural needs and that these needs can be satisfied in a range of ways including engagement with the arts….

Making Room for Art

Our Outreach Manager Iona McCann tells us more about our Big Lottery Funded project ROOM FOR ART which is a series of visual arts workshops delivered throughout Edinburgh using a social prescribing approach….

How art can address health inequalities


Internship Experience at Art in Healthcare

Thank you to Alice Coulson for guest blogging about her experiences of working with Art in Healthcare as an intern from the University of Edinburgh….

All the Wonderful Things Exhibition Overview

A summary of the successes from Art in Healthcare’s June 2016 exhibition at Gayfield Creative Spaces supported by leading Scottish law firm BTO Solicitors LLP….