What we do 

Arts for Health Milton Keynes uses arts and creativity to improve health and well-being. 





We deliver innovative and inclusive arts activities, events and exhibitions in health care and community settings.

We are based at Milton Keynes University Hospital where we care for the art collection, organise an annual programme of temporary exhibitions, events for staff, and manage the Creative Courtyards.

Arts for Health grew out of the voluntary Hospital Arts Committee who had the vision to develop an art collection at the hospital when it first opened in 1984. The Collection currently has around 400 artworks and is the largest permanent collection in Milton Keynes.

In the wider community we deliver a series of art workshops for many different groups of people facing health challenges, including people with dementia and young people going through a difficult time.

Our longest running programme is Arts on Prescription, which offers free 12 week art courses for adults with mental and physical health issues. Since the start of the Arts on Prescription programme, over 300 people have participated and evaluation of the programme shows that participants report improvements to their health and wellbeing through taking part.






Trustees



Our trustees are a group of volunteers who have overall control of the charity and are responsible for making sure it’s doing what it was set up to do. You can read more about the role of trustees on the Gov.uk website.

If you would like to contact a member of the board please email us on info@artsforhealthmk.org and we will direct you to the right person.



Maria Wogan (Chair)
Fionnuala Boyd

Peter Reed
John Cove


Jon Macpherson
Linda Bartram


Katharine Sorensen
Corinne Brown

Heather Chandler
Tayo Kufeji
Simon Lloyd




Funders

We are hugely thankful to all our funders past and present, that have helped us to develop and deliver our programmes.







Opportunities








At Arts for Health Milton Keynes we are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

Volunteer with us

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Staff






To contact a member of staff please email info@artsforhealthmk.org.uk with the person you wish to contact.




Stuart Isaac
Artistic & Programmes Director


Roisin Callaghan
Curator (Part-time)



Sarah Hunt
Project Manager (Part-time)


Susan Robinson
Programmes Administrator (Part-time)

Our Regular Artists:
We are priviledged to work with a number of professional artists and workshop leaders.

Currently those include:

Emma Wilde
Sophie Bennett





Staff






To contact a member of staff please email info@artsforhealthmk.org.uk with the person you wish to contact.




Stuart Isaac
Artistic & Programmes Director


Emma Barford
Collection and Exhibitions Manager (Part-time)


Susan Robinson
Programmes Administrator (Part-time)

Our Regular Artists:
We are privileged to work with a number of professional artists and workshop leaders.

Currently those include:

Emma Wilde
Sophie Bennett
Gabrielle Rodiguet




Volunteer with us






We have a number of volunteer opportunities to work with us both at the hospital where our offices are based, and also at our arts workshops in the community.

We have all sorts of Volunteers:
  • People who’ve been participants on our courses and want to support others through what they have experienced
  • Students (aged 17 years up)
  • Those who are now retired
  • People with mild learning disabilities
  • People wanting to get back into work
  • Those who want to make friends and gain in confidence
  • And many, many more!

Brief descriptions of the volunteer opportunities we have available at this time:


︎ Associate Artist
3 courses available to support on:

  1. Arts on Prescription – assisting the artist in preparing, running and clearing up arts sessions, being supportive to participants.   These are delivered sessions.
  2. Art Club – assisting the artist in running and clearing up arts sessions, being supportive to participants.These are drop in sessions.

︎ Gardener
Updating and maintaining the Hospital Courtyards

︎ Assistant Curator
Working with arts collections/Exhibitions, helping out at project events and exhibitions, as and when projects arise.


Apply here
For further information about volunteering and to apply, please get in touch:

01908 996124
info@artsforhealthmk.org.uk





Work with us







We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

Vancancies

Multi-disciplinary Arts Workshop Leader – Freelance
Download the details and application form here.

Applications and any questions to be submitted by email to stuart.isaac@mkuh.nhs.uk
Deadline for receipt of applications 5pm on Monday 8 April 2019.

Collection and Exhibitions Manager
Download the details and application form here.

Applications and any questions to be submitted by email to stuart.isaac@mkuh.nhs.uk
Closing date for applications: Monday 15 April 2019, 5pm. Interviews are likely to be on Wednesday 24 April 2019.



01908 996124
info@artsforhealthmk.org.uk

Office
Arts for Health Milton Keynes
Facilities Directorate
Milton Keynes Hospital
Standing Way
Eaglestone
Milton Keynes
MK6 5LD
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Arts for Health Milton Keynes is the working name of MK Arts for Health charity number 1107625  company number 0513769