ArtCare is the arts in health service for Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust. ArtCare brings colour and inspiration to the Trust by delivering a quality arts programme, which is accepted as a vital element to the healing process. ArtCare achieves this by:
- organising temporary exhibitions and acquiring permanent artworks for display around the hospital site
- organising visual, performing and participatory arts activities to inspire staff, patients and visitors to the hospital
- advising on interior design in the hospital
Arts in health is widely recognised as a valuable asset to the quality of care provided in hospitals. In all its activities ArtCare is looking to reinforce the link between the arts and healthcare and to raise awareness of the importance of a creative hospital environment to patient and staff well-being.
ArtCare will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2012 and to date has successfully completed over 300 creative projects.
ArtCare is a registered charity. An annual donation from Salisbury Health Care Charitable Trustees allows ArtCare to carry out core activities. Additional funds are also raised through donations, exhibition sales and grants for specific projects.
ArtCare is currently supported by: ArtCare Friends, the Independent Hospital Trust, the League of Friends of Salisbury Hospital, Wiltshire Council and Southern Spinal Injuries Trust. Find out how you can support the project.
ArtCare Strategy 2008-2013
The ArtCare Strategy document entitled 'Inspiration for Health and Wellbeing' is linked to the Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust Arts Policy and sets out the overall direction for the ArtCare project up until 2013. Read the ArtCare Strategy Document