About CONNECT

 

Participants take part in drop in knitting sessions as part of the Fresh Arts Festival 2014, commissioned by Willis Newson a Connect public arts programme partner

Participants take part in drop in knitting sessions as part of the Fresh Arts Festival at Southmead Hospital, Bristol

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.

The CONNECT art programme aims to enhance the hospital environment for patients, staff and visitors:

  • easier to find your way around
  • more welcoming, less intimidating
  • caring and health-promoting

CONNECT 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.

CONNECT will add a distinctive strand to the new identity for the hospital and a lasting legacy of high quality public art for local residents.

The arts programme is an integral part of the whole 3Ts Redevelopment and meets the planning policy requirement for art in new public buildings. It will cost  0.25% of the total 3Ts Redevelopment budget.

The integration of public art into the 3Ts redevelopment is a requirement of the Brighton and Hove Council’s Percent for Art Policy that operates as part of planning policy.

The CONNECT team are working strategically to offer value for money for that Percent for Art and to create a high quality, caring environment for the city and county.