Glade © NEON, photo by cro+kow

Our Impact

The benefits of Arts in Health are long-established, evidenced by robust, independent research.

Compelling evidence demonstrates that access to and participation in the arts are vital components of our wellbeing, contributing enormously to our quality of life.

The World Health Organisation recently published a report ‘What is the evidence on the role of the arts in improving health and well-being? A scoping review (2019)’

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Recent UK policy includes the publication of Inquiry Report ‘Creative Health: The Arts for Health & Wellbeing, All-Party Parliamentary Group for Arts, Health & Wellbeing (2017)‘

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Tonic Arts Case studies

Baralettes © Alex Allan, photo by Matthew Barnes ELCH

Clinical Collaboration

There’s a multitude of studies with evidence that people actually heal and repair more quickly in a creative physical environment,” […]

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Horse © Kenny Hunter, photo by cro+kow

Context and Place: East Lothian

What does it mean to commission artworks for a hospital? There are certain requirements the artists and makers must consider […]

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Sanctuary © Lindsay Perth, photo by Rebecca Milling

Crafting of Considered Spaces; Mindful Making

In the market town of Haddington in East Lothian, a purpose-built modern healthcare facility is operating with an innovative approach […]

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Waterlines © Sharon Quigley, photo cro+kow

Nature Bathing; Edinburgh Haematology Centre and East Lothian Community Hospital

Humans are genetically predisposed to be attracted to nature. We desire to seek connections to the natural world, which foster […]

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In the Trees detail© John Brown, photo by cro+kow

Social and Geographic Context: Edinburgh Haematology Centre

I find myself gazing into a circular haze of blue. I could be looking at a picture of the earth, […]

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