The artists involved in the project have been commissioned by Grampian Hospitals Arts Trust (GHAT) to be involved at points in a two-year project titled Resonate : Disseminate.
The project is based at both Inverurie Community Hospital and Dr Gray’s in Elgin – it is now in its second phase and will run until late 2018 – and was formed to engage the following ideas:
What is the potential of a hospital as a public building to be a cultural focal point?
What is the potential of arts practice in a hospital to create positive cultural engagement opportunities for the visiting public?
How can we create a programme of arts delivery in community healthcare facilities which challenges the perceived model of an arts organisation within hospital accommodation?
This blog will follow the engagement strategies of the artists’, with initial impressions of the physical environment of these two sites, and their thoughts around the potential outcome of the project as it becomes embedded across the two venues over 2017/2018.
The Resonate:Disseminate project will develop a new model of working for GHAT, extending access to the arts in rural and remote audiences. We want to improve what we are doing well and better promote the work of the artists, participants, partners and users we work with, to become more efficient and sustainable. We will explore and develop the potential for creative experiences to be accessible regardless of location. Each setting described is unique and the development stage of the project will determine which art forms would be the best for each venue with their own individual spaces.