Artists & Our Arts for Health Programme

Our Arts for Health programme primarily takes place within our inpatient facilities across the Trust; St George’s Hospital, Stafford; The Redwoods Centre, Shrewsbury.  Engagement activities can involve our healthcare service users of all ages, carers, families, visitors and healthcare staff.

  • Arts for Health can include any artform such as visual art, photography, music, dance, drama, creative writing, reading for wellbeing, poetry.
  • Arts for Health engage professional artists and musicians to deliver the programme often in collaboration with external arts organisations in order to maintain quality and excellence.
  • Our programme and projects considers the wellbeing of the participants involved. Each participant’s contribution is highly valued and encouraged in a manner that is fair, equitable and inclusive.

Midlands Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust – Arts for Health are always looking for freelance artists to help us deliver exciting arts activities and creative delivery of high quality, inclusive engagement, aimed at bringing benefits to our service users, carers and staff.

We are looking for freelance artists with the following skills - 

  • A proven track record of delivering workshops and producing participatory artwork
  • Experience or an interest in delivering work on wards, or in healthcare settings
  • Experience of working with adults and young people with additional needs and/or adults with mental health difficulties or dementia
  • A passion for creative wellbeing 

If you are interested in working with us, please email details of your work, to:

Arts for Health Contact Details

Arts for Health - General Enquiries

Jessica Kent - Arts for Health Lead

Redwoods Centre, Somerby Drive,
Shrewsbury SY3 8DS 
01743 210048 / 07814 752783

Helen Wilson - Project Worker

St. George's Hospital, Corporation Street, Stafford ST16 3AG                  07964208542 / 01785221328

Owen Hurcombe - Digital & Communications Project Worker

St, George's Hospital, Corporation Street,
Stafford ST16 3AG

Diana Buckle - Administrator

Redwoods Centre, Somerby Drive,
Shrewsbury SY3 8DS