City Arts has been delivering Arts on Prescription since 2004. In that time we have received funding from various sources including NDC, the Department of Health and NHS, Boots and Lloyds TSB.
As you may be aware there have been significant changes in the way that funding is now allocated and for the last three years, we have been delivering this programme of work in partnership with Central College and City Arts is thankful for their support with this programme. However, as there is no longer a guarantee funding that would support an artist to deliver a consistent programme, we are therefore putting Arts on Prescription on hold whilst we look at the best way forward.
We will therefore no longer be taking any more referrals for this scheme.
It is important to note that over the years that Arts on Prescription has been running, over 500 participants have accessed Arts on Prescription and many participants have given us feedback saying that their experience of the course provided them with life changing experiences and opportunities to learn new skills. Many of the participants have reported that as a result of taking part in the programme they have since applied to FE colleges, have undertaken Arts Degrees at University and have gained employment.
This has been a significant programme over the years for City Arts and we would like to thank all of our supporters, artists, participants and health professionals for their involvement.