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The healthcare sector

Architen Landrell, ‘Kites’ – interior courtyard, Princess Royal University Hospital, Kent, 2003. King’s Fund: Enhancing the Healing Environment programme

When the Architects Leave: Maintaining artwork in the hospital environment

This information sheet by Josie Aston considers the particular challenges of maintaining artwork in the hospital environment in the light of the experiences of arts curators at six NHS hospitals.

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Completed subway lighting installation: 'Light-waves'; stainless steel and LED lighting; Raphael Daden; 2006; Barking Town Centre Artscape, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham.

Commissioning Guidelines

Vivien Lovell, Director of Modus Operandi Art Consultants has developed detailed guidelines for commissioning public art; a vital checklist for anyone starting on a new project.

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shillyshallyfence by Walter Jack (2006) at Frome Children's Centre.  Photo: Walter Jack.

Funding: Sources for Public Art

This section offers listings of a wide variety of sources of funding for public art, with contact details. The information is regularly checked and updated.

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