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Project information

Prints for Hospices

The Prints for Hospices scheme provides a unique collection of original artists’ prints for loan to hospices, supporting the hospice movement’s core values of providing a comfortable, calm and contemplative environment from which residents can receive care.

January 2011 - December 2011

Charity information: Paintings in Hospitals

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  • Need


    Hospices are environments where patients, family and carers can often experience high levels of stress, anxiety, grief and apprehension. Our Prints for Hospices scheme seeks to address this by helping to create a warm, homely environment within extraordinary circumstances.
    The vast majority of the prints in our collection urgently need cleaning and re-framing, to be in a presentable condition for loan. Additionally we are seeking to purchase new prints to enrich the existing collection.


    With a re-developed collection we will be improving the quality of the prints that are available to hospices. A more attractive collection will encourage more hospices to participate and more people within hospices to benefit from the comforting qualities that art provides.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To further improve and existing Prints for Hospices loan collection


    » Re-framing and cleaning of existing prints in the collection, to ensure the existing prints are as attractive and fit for purpose as possible.

    What success will look like

    Success will be measured initially by more of our prints being available for loan, due to improved condition and better framing.

    Aim 2

    Purchase of new prints to develop the collection and increase it's potential audience.


    » We are seeking to purchase new prints to ensure that the collection remains suitable for diverse intergenerational audiences.

    What success will look like

    The projects’ success will be demonstrated by feedback we receive from beneficiaries such as hospice patients, their families and carers.

  • Impact


    This project will have a positive impact on both the quality of service offered by our Prints for Hospices scheme, and on the numbers of people who will benefit from the scheme; in subsequent years we expect to see an increase in the number of hospices participating in the scheme, as more hospices are made aware of the invigorated range of prints available for loan.


    There is a risk that hospices do not currently participate in the Prints for Hospices scheme, because they are not aware of it. We have started the recruitment process for employing five part-time Regional Co-ordinators who will assist our volunteer Regional Committees in promoting the Prints for Hospices scheme.


    Donors will receive update reports on the project’s progress twice a year. We also invite donors to visit a healthcare facility participating in our loan schemes once a year, so they can see first-hand the benefits of our work.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £20,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £10,000 Print conservation Cleaning and re-framing of prints.
      £10,000 Print purchase Purchase of new prints.
  • Background


    The Prints for Hospices collection is available to hospices throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland.


    Adults and children with life-limiting conditions / terminal illnesses, clinical and auxiliary staff at hospices, family and friends visiting patients at hospices.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Established in 1959 and still the only national organisation of its type, we currently provide visual arts services to more than 180 healthcare facilities, including access to a diverse art library of over 4,300 artworks and specialised artist-in-residence programmes.

    Paintings in Hospitals is committed to reaching as many people as possible, through working with healthcare facilities across the UK, including those in rural communities through volunteer regional committees.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Emilie Rolland

    Emilie, Programme and Collections Manager, has extensive experience at developing collections to meet the specific needs diverse healthcare audiences.