air is Derby Hospitals arts charity developed to provide positive distraction and enhance the hospital environment. Launched in 2007 air has evolved in to a well respected art to aid wellbeing program working hard with artists for the benefit of patients, visitors and staff.
The program reviewed its air arts strategy in June 2012 and now splits itself into three clear programming priorities in order to serve the needs of its community.
Pride in place working with the hospitals Hidden Histories archive of medical objects and social history to stimulate conversation and inspire exhibitions and interactions for the public spaces in the hospital.
ENGAGE working with artists to lead creative activity as a medium for relaxed and beneficial interactions between patients, visitors and staff.