In February 2020 we received news from Arts Council England that our application for project funding to support the In and Out of Hospital Arts Programme for a 2nd time had been awarded. This was matched generously with funds from Sheffield Hospitals Charity. This award totals just over £120,000 and will support three projects:
- Laryngeal Dystonia patients will be able to benefit from voice performance workshops lead by professional musician and voice coach Michael Bonshor. We are working closely with Karen Esposito, Speech and Language Therapist at the Royal Hallamshire’s ENT department and Dr. Renee Timmers, Professor in Psychology of Music at The University of Sheffield’s Department of Music.
- Staff Art Club at Museums Sheffield. Over the coming year we will be working with a number of professional artists to lead our Staff Art Club. The sessions are designed to support the health and wellbeing of staff and we will introduce an application process to identify staff who are most likely to benefit from this project. The drawing, printing, photography skills, mosaic, ceramics and metal skills workshops will take place on a Thursday evening in The Millennium Galleries’ purpose built education space. The wonderful and extensive collection of artworks at the Galleries will be the starting point for all the workshops.
- Our last project is due to start later this year, aimed at young outpatients who have recently transitioned from The Children’s to the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals’ adult services. People aged 16-21 will be able to learn digital design and making skills available at ACCESS space in Sheffield City Centre. Led by artist Monika Dutta, the young people will be able to enjoy getting together and learning about computer design, laser cutting (wood, perspex, paper and vinyl), digital print and digital embroidery.
Regular updates about the programme and its beneficiaries are available in our News & Opportunities section.
Details about our award winning first programme can be found here: