HPFT Art Project Calls for Art Applications


Would you like to see your art framed and exhibited?

Closing dates for applications: 19 April, 17 May, 21 June 2018

Guidance for Artists HPFT wants to find art to display in its buildings. We have a limited budget to purchase, frame and display art by people with a lived experience of mental health or learning disability services.

1. We want drawings, mixed media, paintings, photography, poetry, prints

2. We particularly welcome applications from children and young people, and people that have not previously applied

3. Artists need to have experience of mental health or learning disability services

4. The art should to be in keeping with one or more of these 4 themes:  Memory, Unspoken, Stillness, Journey

5. No more than 6 applications per applicant for any one closing date

6. The art must be available to HPFT

7. Our budget is limited: usually to under £100, with many under £50  

8. The art must be unframed as HPFT will frame it

9. Complete attached application form on page 2 here and send with a photo of your art, or email the details requested together with a jpeg image of the art to  katie.tyssen@hpft.nhs.uk

10. For help with the form call 07887 778449

Further details and the application form can be found here

HPFT Art Project


We are looking for more art by people with a lived experience of mental health services or learning disabilities. Please click here for new art application form and guidance. The next closing date is Thursday 18 January 2018.

We particularly want to receive applications from:

- children and young people

- people that haven’t applied before

- people that may have applied before but have no or few pieces in our art collection

If you know anyone that might want to apply and you can help by forwarding or displaying the attached form we would be very grateful. If you want to apply with your own art, please do. Thank you.

Any queries, please contact:

Katie Tyssen
Provision of Visual Arts for HPFT
Tel 07887 778449

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
c/o Facilities & Capital Planning
15 Forest Lane
Harper Lane
Kingsley Green
Herts WD7 9HQ

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