Ghat Suttie Gallery opening ceremony 29nov14Grampian Hospitals Art Trust is delighted to announce they have received confirmed funding of £77000 from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation for the ‘Making Space for Art’ project.

This exciting project aims to develop the offering of The Suttie Art Space, reaching out to a wider audience across the NHS Grampian region.

The funds will allow the GHAT team to fully develop use of The Suttie Arts Space and existing collections. This announcement has a direct impact on the North East of Scotland’s cultural economy as we continue to contribute to the development of the area by providing training and research opportunities for key partners.

It is an exciting time for us and we will be looking at the most effective ways to invest the funding to, not only achieve the best for the patients, visitors and staff DCIM100GOPROof Grampian NHS but also the wider public audience of Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. We will review our plans on an on-going basis to collate all our activities and learn from the experiences of best practice

About PHF

Paul Hamlyn Foundation is an independent grant-making foundation working across the arts, education and social justice in the UK.IMG_2479

The Foundation makes grants which aim to maximise opportunities for individuals and communities to experience a full quality of life. They are particularly concerned with children and young people, and others who face disadvantage. They prefer to support work that others may find hard to fund, perhaps because it breaks new ground, is too risky or is unpopular.

Dorothée Irving, Grants Officer, said: “We are ac 28:1:15 adelighted to be supporting GHAT at this exciting stage of their development. We believe that this innovative programme has the potential to be a model case study in a number of different areas such as: arts in healthcare settings, socially-engaged practice, community arts and collection management.”