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Description of services and support

Vital Arts are the arts organisation for Barts Health NHS Trust, the largest Trust in the UK. We are charitably funded to deliver art projects that enhance the hospital environment and, in turn, improve the patient experience. With five hospitals in east London—The Royal London, St Bartholomew’s (Barts), Mile End, Whipps Cross and Newham University Hospital–and over 2.5 million patients, we see these important civic areas as ideal places to introduce new audiences to contemporary art.

Details of programmes

Vital Arts works in partnership with medical staff, artists and other cultural organisations to devise and deliver a multi-strand programme that includes

  • Music
  • Dance
  • Literature
  • Craft workshops
  • Artist-in-residencies
  • Exhibitions
  • Site-specific commissioned artworks
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