Art programme: Onward Arts and CONNECT

Overview

Onward Arts is our permanent art programme. Through the use of the arts, we seek to improve the experience of patients, visitors and staff and create a healing hospital environment for all.

CONNECT is the public art programme for the redevelopment of the Royal Sussex County Hospital. It will bring a unique quality to the new patient and public environments, that reflects the hospital’s values of compassionate care for all.

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About Onward Arts

Through the use of the arts, we seek to improve the experience of patients, visitors and staff and create a healing hospital environment for all.

Passionate about arts in health, we advocate the value of integrating the arts into the culture of the Trust and deliver high quality, patient-centred, arts projects in partnership with the communities we serve.

Contact

If you would like further details please contact Anna.Barnes@bsuh.nhs.uk   or Yamina.Ouramdane@bsuh.nhs.uk

Our work

Below are details of some of the projects which Onward Arts has been involved with in recent years.

Wishing Well Musicians At the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital

This inspirational film shows the positive and often joyous affect live music has on children in hospital. Please view it and spread the word about this wonderful service.

Onward Arts Blog 

The Onward Arts Blog is part of a programme of arts for staff across BSUH. It is an online platform for staff to share creative work in any form, around the theme of emotional touchstones.  As well as show-casing the range of work, the blog will hopefully contribute to a sense of creative community across the hospital.

Key documents

Onward ArtsPromo 2017

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Onward Arts Annual Report ver7 June 2017

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About CONNECT

CONNECT is the public art programme for the redevelopment of the Royal Sussex County Hospital. It will bring a unique quality to the new patient and public environments, that reflects the hospital’s values of compassionate care for all.

It will use art to create new links between the hospital, the city, county and community by celebrating the unique character and culture of Brighton and Sussex.

The arts programme is an integral part of the whole hospital redevelopment and meets the planning policy requirement for art in new public buildings. It will cost 0.25% of the total redevelopment budget.

The integration of public art into the redevelopment is a requirement of the Brighton and Hove Council’s Percent for Art policy that operates as part of planning policy.

More information

Visit the CONNECT website