encouraging creative thinking and increasing the feel-good chemical dopamine, it can also stimulate your brain to grow new neurons. Who knew art can make you smart? A survey carried out by the Business Committee for the Arts (BCA) and the International Association of Professional Art Advisors (IPAA) found that art in the workplace improves wellness and productivity. In fact, 73% of staff said their view of the company would change if it was removed. One group committed to reinforcing this message is the UK charity Paintings in Hospitals. Inspiring better health and wellbeing for two million people across 178 care organisations – including hospitals, hospices and mental health centres – the charity firmly believes in the healing power of art.
1. Young Patients taking part in a Paintings in Hospitals art workshop at Great Ormond Street Hospital 2. A Paintings in Hospitals art workshop at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery 3. Messages left on the grass wall in Nature Calls - Photo by Glenn Michael Harper
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