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Arts in Healthcare

The new UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital doesn’t look or sound like a traditional hospital thanks to the UK Arts in HealthCare program. Multiple forms of art throughout our hospitals and clinics are made possible through private funds. The program features local, national and international artists.

The UK Arts in HealthCare program established a community-based advisory committee to help define the mission and vision of the program, write policies and select major commissions. The program features:

  • Local, national and international visual artists.
  • Performing artists from our faculty and staff and from the world stage.
  • Therapeutic arts which employ art in the clinical setting to contribute to healing.

As the role of the arts in the health care setting is further substantiated, the program will grow and change to enrich the healing environment at UK HealthCare.

  • What's New

    Announcing our 6th Annual Employee Call for Art

    In continued celebration of the many talents of our faculty and staff, UK Arts in HealthCare is now accepting submissions for our 2018 employee art call.  The call is open to all UK employees and their immediate family members. 

  • Awards

    Recognition for Excellence: In 2013, the UK Arts in HealthCare Program was recognized for excellence by the Governor’s Award in the Arts and the Medi-Star Awards. Both awards recognized the patient-centered focus of the program. Learn more about our awards and program.

  • Tell Us What You Think

    UK Arts in HealthCare is always looking for ways to better serve our patients, families and staff. Provide us with feedback, pose questions or make suggestions as to how we can improve the program and what it brings to the health care environment.

    Fill out our comment form and let us know. We would love to hear from you!

  • Volunteer

    There are many ways to volunteer in the UK Arts in HealthCare program.

    Opportunities are available for:

    • Musicians
    • Performing artists
    • Art therapists
    • Visual artists
    • Curatorial support

    Fill out our volunteer form to help!