MK Arts for Health
Work in the community
MK Arts for Health
aim to make a
difference, by
improving and
enriching our
environment and
the local
community
MK Arts for Health aims
‘To enhance
health and
healing through
creativity’
What do we do?
introduce exciting
new artwork and
cultural experiences
to our local
community
place design and
art in health
care
environments
to improve the
quality of the
environment
and assist with
way-finding
improve health and
social well-being by
making healthcare
environments more
welcoming, and
even enjoyable
places to work, visit
or use
Highlights of completed
projects
Artists Training Residencies
Mentored Artists
residency/training scheme
within Milton Keynes
Hospital
Treatment Centre Commissions
specific artworks for
the newly constructed
£12m
Hospital Treatment
Centre
Healthy Heritage Phase 1
centred around a
collection of
watercolours of
Milton Keynes
landmarks, donated
to Buckinghamshire
County Museum.
featured as an exemplar project in the Department of Health/Arts Council
England commissioned publication: A Prospectus for Art and Health, 2007
Creative Courtyards Scheme
selected hospital courtyards
were re-designed through
collaboration with artists,
staff and volunteers
part of a series of practically
based research schemes
largely funded by the
Department of Health.
Current Projects
Creative Courtyards Scheme
Explorer Scouts
have taken over
maintenance of the
courtyard spaces
and are designing
their own garden
for the hospital.
Healthy Heritage Phase II:
Out of Clay
based around an
exhibition of historic
and contemporary
pottery from the local
area, exhibited in the
Cardiology Waiting
Area in Milton Keynes
Hospital
Falls Prevention Arts Programme
training care workers
about the role of
creativity within care.
Using a different
approach to
preventing falls, by
focussing on
relationships
between staff and
residents
Music in Milton Keynes Hospital
a series of concerts within the hospital
featuring a range of music
Milton Keynes Hospital
Teaching Hospital for the Arts
teaching partnership
with the School of
Health at
Northampton
University
Poetry for Waiting Areas in
GP surgeries in Milton Keynes
poetry produced
in creative writing
sessions with
patients is
displayed in 85%
of Milton Keynes
GP surgeries.
I joined a group
called Creative Writing
So scared I found it
frightening
One week, two weeks, three weeks
More
Lovely people I quite
Adore
Now this group called
Creative Writing
It’s not so bad,
Not so
Frightening
In fact I find it rather
Exciting
This wonderful
Creative Writing
Gary
Arts on Prescription
Arts on Prescription programme to be
rolled out inter-regionally with partner
organisations in Bedfordshire and
Northamptonshire
Capital projects
artwork is included
in programme of
expansion and
refurbishment at
Milton Keynes
Hospital.
Working with volunteers
•Intern programme
•Courtyard gardeners
•Project volunteers
•Art Trail Tour Guides
•Arts Volunteer Committee
•Opportunities for people who have been treated
under our ‘Arts on Prescription’ project
For further information
please visit our website
www.mkartsforhealth.org.uk
Helen Taylor, Director
01908 243284
[email protected]