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Current and Past Projects

"Most of the family live a long way away and so Dad gets very lonely, he misses Mum so much and struggles to go out on his own without her.  He loves the VIPS and feels so valued telling his stories and sharing his experiences with the others.

To see his words in an exhibition was just wonderful, Dad feels wanted and part of a big family and can’t stop talking about his time at Escape, it’s made such a difference to his life."

Daughter of VIP Group Member

Arts, Impact and Health

Since 2019 Escape Arts has been working with NHS and Public Health partnerships to engage with four hospital/healthcare settings to produce legacy pieces of public art.

Supporting young people through the arts

Escape has worked with Shakespeare Hospice Children and Young People's Service for the three years, developing an arts intervention programme to support a number of groups, including the Children's Bereavement Group and Warwickshire Young Carers.

These have included: Ceramics with Ros Ingram; Animation with Emma Stuchbury; Mini-Me and Sculpture Building with Ali Allen. Activities are designed to help young people express and explore emotions and difficulties they might be experiencing in their lives.

Outcomes for young people:

  • Improved self -esteem
  • Improved ability to communicate and express feelings
  • Improved emotional well being
  • Reduced social isolation

Outcomes are measured by pre and post evaluations, including individual evaluations for each session.

Escape has been commissioned to work across specific clinical health settings to develop creative health interventions.  These tailor made interventions can be developed to address a range of health needs, resulting in increased wellbeing, coping mechanisms and supporting progression pathways.

Commissioned arts inventions include:

Asylum Seekers Project - Illustration and painting workshops helping young people tell their stories and share their journeys with artist Tim Robottom 2018, commissioned by Asylum & Leaving Care Team.
Who Am I - Nuneaton Memories project, resulting in creative health toolkit with artist Alisha Miller 2018.
Dementia Cafe - Four Acres Residential Home commission to recreate a retro cafe environment and art work for corridors 2012.
Merevale House - Singing and music project as part of WCC Arts & Health Programme 2011.

Transforming Spaces

In February 2020, we were delighted to see our first phase of artwork for our Transforming Spaces project installed in the long corridor at Warwick Hospital.

We have been overwhelmed by the positive feedback we have received, with many patients letting us know it will make their trips to the hospital much happier to see the artwork. Further artwork is due to be installed in the hospital over the coming months, and the video shows every stage of this very exciting day.

For more information on this project, contact Karen at

'Outside Inside'

We are so pleased to reveal our latest commission with Brink Contemporary Arts on the Mary Ward stairwell at Warwick Hospital.

The piece entitled 'Outside Inside' was developed as a result of consultation with staff from the respiratory ward and led by Ward Manager Sara Houghton. A huge thank you to the amazing hospital staff, estates, fire safety for helping to make this happen and to Tim and Gordon from BRINK for going above and beyond on this project.

The project was funded through the SWFT Charitable Fund.

Make an impact with us today.

‘Escape Arts have been an amazing support to my daughter who has Asperger and struggles with loneliness, anxiety and depression.

Escape continues to support her, engaging her in voluntary work which is helping her with her anxiety and confidence issues. As a parent I cannot speak highly enough of Escape’s patience help and support, it has made a huge difference to our lives’

Participant, Stratford Escape.