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About Arts for Health

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life” Pablo Picasso.

About Us

Arts for Health aims to provide a caring and comfortable environment in the hospital that is conducive to healing through art. Started in 1998, Arts for Health offers many creative platforms for patients, visitors and staff to enjoy and experience art that enhances their physical, social and emotional well-being.

Benefits of our programme

Art has been used throughout time to encourage healing and offer a sense of well-being. There is increasing scientific evidence to demonstrate that the arts can positively affect medical outcomes and improve the quality of care for patients in the healthcare services. Art not only promotes faster healing but also reduces stress and improves a patient’s overall sense of comfort and well-being.

Community Involvement

Arts for Health offers the opportunities to recognise and stimulate the creative potentials of patients, staff, artists, arts groups and the community. Together, they can contribute to the healthcare environment and generate a greater sense of ownership whilst enriching the lives of patients.


Supported by the Shaw Foundation, SingHealth Foundation and the National Arts Council, the on-going arts concerts, exhibitions, workshops and music therapy reach out to more than 10,000 people every year.

Last Modified Date :03 Jun 2011