Healthcare Organisations across the world are recognising the value of including arts in their facilities to support the recovery processes of their clients and improve the quality of workspaces.
Arts Rental organizations, as well as Art Schools and Visual Art Colleges, are connecting with healthcare organizations to provide arts programming as well as health promotion experiences in community settings.
Architects and designers are called to create healthcare facilities that are not only beautiful, but also built upon a solid foundation of evidence about what supports safe delivery of care and provides the most positive outcomes for patients, families, and staff. The benefits of visual arts in healthcare are not limited to a select group of privileged individuals. Illness has a very levelling effect, and the very nature of the arts means that everyone—regardless of ethnic group, race, age, economic status, or geographical region—can enjoy all that the arts can bring to healthcare experiences.
Although the positive outcomes of the arts in healthcare for patients, families, and staff are evident, our current economic situation demands that the financial benefits must parallel these efforts. In this sense, the inclusion of a picture hanging system in the design can very well represent the optimal solution.
A picture hanging system is a flexible, cost-effective, long-lasting art display method that can assist with bringing in all the benefits of Art while cutting down all wall-repair costs otherwise made necessary by more obsolete art display systems.
From the beginning of recorded history, the arts have been central to the human experience. In times of illness, our world is deprived of what civilization has added to our primal core. In an era when our expanding knowledge outpaces our ability to understand and utilize it, we need to try into returning to our basic human needs for the safety and wellbeing of our communities. Perhaps starting from arts, whose immense benefits need to be unlocked and put into practice. This is at the centre of the arts in the healthcare movement.