Enhancing Healthcare Environments

Location: National Dance Company Wales, Cardiff   |  Date: 13th May 2020

Summary: Learn how to work with artists to create distinctive and welcoming healthcare environments, rooted in people and place, that make patients and staff feel valued. Discover how to commission artworks that provide distraction, enable reflection and support wayfinding across a range of healthcare environments. 

Sensitive and appropriate use of art provides distraction, enables reflection and supports wayfinding.

But how do you achieve this on a tight budget?

• How do you decide what kind of artwork is best for your context?

• How do you find and commission the right artist?

• When should you consider art within the development process?

• What budget should you set for a commission?

• How do you brief and manage an artist so that they deliver their best work? 

• How can you engage patients, staff and the wider community in the process?

Willis Newson’s Enhancing Healthcare Environments Training is aimed at architects, capital project managers and health clients who want to better understand how to work with artists as part of the development process.
Aimed at enabling you to find, commission and successfully brief artists to deliver patient-centred, integrated artworks to enhance healthcare environments, this training will take you through a step-by-step process supported by document templates and good practice guidance based on 20 years’ experience of delivering award-winning arts in healthcare commissions.

For more information about future training dates, or to arrange tailored in-house support, contact Jane Willis, Director, Willis Newson - Jane@willisnewson.co.uk
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‘Patient Patients’ by Laura Ford create a welcoming entrance to Southmead Hospital Bristol; produced by Willis Newson; Photo Max McClure