Arts on Prescription

Artist led courses for adults living with health challenge.

What is Arts on Prescription?

FREE arts workshops aimed to improve health and wellbeing.

Our Arts on Prescription programme offers local access to high quality professionally led arts activities in a low stress, supportive environment, free of charge to participants at times and places to suit them. Through focusing on hands-on art activities we provide relaxation and distraction, giving participants personal space away from day to day life.


How can Arts on Prescription help?

  • Increased confidence
  • Learning new skills
  • Distraction from pain and problems
  • Having something enjoyable to do
  • Making friends

We currently offer the following Programmes:

︎AoP Art:

Each programme is made up of 12 weekly 2 hour art workshops. Workshops are small groups of up to 12 people led by professional artists and usually take place in local arts centres. Activities include drawing and painting, print-making and simple sculpture.


This Mindfulness Music programme is made up of 10 weekly 2 hour music workshops, with the option to continue subject to availability. Aimed at everybody from the experienced musician to those with little or no experience. The programme is supported by the MK’s Music Faculty and Music Education Hub. Workshops are small groups of up to 8 people and led by professional artists.

︎ AoP Mind, Body & Soul:

This programme provides up to 3 sessions per week for a total of 4 - 6 weeks. Dance exercises are teamed with discussions around feelings in your body. This programme is supported and led by professional performers at Motus Dance.

All of our Arts on Prescription Programmes are currently delivered online via Zoom

Good to know...
All sessions are friendly and welcoming, and no previous arts experience is necessary.

In the workshops we don’t ask you to talk about why you are attending but you will be required to complete evaluation forms aimed at measuring the health benefits of participating.

How can I take part?
Arts on Prescription is available on a referral basis for clients with depression, stress and anxiety. You can ask your GP, a community support worker or health care provider if they think it would benefit you. They will need to complete a referral form with you. You can also refer yourself directly if you wish. Simply complete the form and return to us.

Referral Forms:
For a referral form please download the form below:

Referral Form Word.doc

or contact us on:

︎ or 01908 996124

Funded by:

︎Looking for Activities to try at home whilst we process your referral?
Have you tried our online activities yet? There is plenty to explore from home including photography ideas, painting tips and music to listen to. Explore here

Other Current Activities:

Arts for Health Milton Keynes
Facilities Directorate
Milton Keynes Hospital
Standing Way
Milton Keynes
01908 996125

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Arts for Health Milton Keynes is the working name of MK Arts for Health charity number 1107625  company number 0513769