Arts at NUH

Arts at NUH is the Trust's award winning arts programme which aims to support the wellbeing of patients, staff and visitors across all of our hospital sites through visual arts for the environment and participatory arts including live music.

The coordination of the programme and many of the projects are kindly funded by Nottingham Hospitals Charity. To find out more and donate to the Arts Programme, please visit the Nottingham Hospitals Charity page. 

If you are a Staff Member interested in our wellbeing programme, please visit the Eventbrite Collection.

If you are an Artist/Musician interested in working with us, please contact

We are always on the lookout for new donations of art works to the hospitals. We have some guidelines around what we can accept, for more information please contact 

For Volunteer Arts roles and opportunities, please visit the Voluntary Services website. Please note that volunteer recruitment is currently paused for arts projects at NUH.

Latest Project Call Outs and Opportunities

There are no current call outs and opportunities.

If you would like to be sent opportunities in future, please email

Our National Health Stories 2023

Our National Health Stories 2023

This project showcased thousands of NHS staff from 19 hospital trusts through the work of the National Arts in Hospitals Network during the NHS 75th anniversary year. For more information please visit the website.

You can view the live performance in Manchester from November 2023 using this link:

The NUH performance can be viewed from 29 minutes 10 seconds in.

Thank you to the following eight members of staff who performed: Vignesh Murali, Anne Jowett, Beverley Holland, Elaine Tomba, Tincy Dimel, Rehan Mosafeer, Andrea West, Sophie West and Alice Faircy. Poems were written by Matt Miller, illustrations by Tomekah George, choreography by Next Door Dance and music by Jimmy Power. Local events were funded by Nottingham Hospitals Charity.

A special thanks to everyone who got involved in this national celebration, it was great to see the proud and happy faces of those who helped bring the project to life.

The evaluation report for this project is now available.

Picture of NUH staff performing at Manchester Aviva Studios


You can view view the exhibition content digitally below. The exhibition was located on North Corridor at City Hospital between November 2023-February 2024.

Exhibition information boards.pdf [pdf] 483KB

Poetry and Portraits Our National Health Stories.pdf [pdf] 8MB

Anne abstract.pdf [pdf] 2MB

Aquiline Abstract.pdf [pdf] 1MB

Bev Abstract.pdf [pdf] 901KB

Sharon abstract.pdf [pdf] 1MB

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NUH Arts Trails project 2023

Need to take a break? Want to get moving? Want to learn about our arts collection? Take a trip around our arts trails, available at the QMC and City Hospital. 

This project is a collaboration between Arts at NUH and Active Hospitals, kindly funded by Arts Council England and Nottingham Hospitals Charity.

If you have any queries or would like more information please email

To download the maps, view art works on the trail and download activities visit this page: Arts Trails | NUH.

You can also read the End Project Report Arts Trails.docx [docx] 2M.

Latest News and Updates

Keep track of our latest news and updates below:

  • Arts at NUH summer newsletter is here: Summer 23 NUH Arts Newsletter FINAL.pdf [pdf] 9MB
  • Arts at NUH is one of 19 Trusts involved with 'Our National Health Stories' project, launched for the NHS' 75th year. Read more about the project, watch the final performance and read about the impact on the website: Home - ONHS (
  • Arts at NUH's first newsletter (April 2023) is here, kindly supported by English students, Olivia Rowse and Sam Barlow.   NUH Arts Newsletter (1).pdf [pdf] 5MB
  • Arts at NUH wins a Patient Experience National Network Award in the Environment of Care category. Read more about it HERE
  • Read more about our artworks on loan from Paintings in Hospitals and their impact HERE
  • Our Dementia Choir with Vicky McClure visit Beeston Ward. Read more and watch the video HERE
  • RITA  (Reminscence Interactive Therapy Activities) has arrived on our HCOP wards! This is an award winning digital therapy and patient experience technology. Read more about RITA HERE.
  • Wolfson Cystic Fibrosis Centre and City Arts partnership project 'Colours of Life' draws to a close. Read all about it HERE. Thank you to the funders, Nottingham Hospital Charity.
  • To thank everyone in our local community that took part in our Christmas performances, Nottingham Hospital Charity have kindly put together a video that can be viewed HERE.
  • Megan's Desert Island Books for NUH Library Services can be found here - Megan Dawes, Arts Coordinator (
  • Meet Our New Arts Coordinator Megan | Nottingham Hospitals Charity

Community Support

To search for arts organisations and groups in Nottingham City, please visit the Ask Lion directory.

To search for arts organisations and groups in the Nottinghamshire County, please visit  the Notts Help Yourself directory.

To find out more about Nottingham Hospitals Choir (open to NHS staff and general public), please click HERE.

City Arts Blue to Green - find out more HERE

Annual report

You can read the annual reports for 21-22 and 22-23 on the links below.

Arts at NUH ANNUAL REPORT 21-22.docx [docx] 4MB

Arts Annual Report 22-23 Final.doc [doc] 25MB

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