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    An elderly wheelchair user touches hands with an arts worker. Three other elderly people are visible in the background.

    How art and culture is helping patients at Derby Hospital

    16 October 2014 / Case study

    An engaging and inspiring hospital environment has a positive impact on patients’ wellbeing. That’s just what the Air Arts programme brings to Derby Hospital’s patients and visitors. Over the last seven years, people have benefited from the art exhibitions and live music performances around the corridors and public spaces

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    How a Liverpool dance company lifted spirits of people with dementia

    08 August 2014 / Case study

    Art does more than simply entertain. It enables us to connect with people. Dance company Chaturangan used their new project, Fleeting Moments, to involve people living with dementia in every aspect of their work. Our funding helped the company design performances through which audiences could participate

    Children creating costumes for a new play

    Inspiring the next generation of theatre makers

    13 January 2016 / Case study

    Two theatre companies teamed up to give children in the West Midlands a unique look at life in the theatre. The year-long project has inspired creativity and helped build practical skills.