Helium Arts, in partnership with Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts, hosted a seminar in June 2014 on Art and Design Strategies in Healthcare with Jackie Sands (Arts and Health Improvement Senior with the NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde) and Vicky Charnock (Arts Coordinator at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool).
The seminar took place in Dublin and Cork and focused on the importance of early integration and planning strategies in the design of new healthcare facilities. The two guest speakers outlined and shared their experiences in a variety of hospitals and healthcare settings, involvement in capital programmes and conditions for building arts and health within a hospital setting. Both flagged the importance of allocating funds, not only for artworks and integration into design, but also for ongoing arts programmes for spaces once they are open and highlighted the need for arts coordinators.
Presentations can also be downloaded:
Link to the Dignified Spaces Project featured in Jackie Sands’ presentation: http://designingfordignity.co.uk/#Dignified-Spaces
This event was funded by the Arts Council.