Aesthetics has been designing and facilitating art programs for healthcare institutions for over 35 years. During this period our work has evolved to be more research-driven and community-based. Today, there exists a strong body of research literature that guides our recommendations of what types of artwork are appropriate for different patient populations. In developing an evidence-based arts program, Aesthetics applies an extensive library of credible research studies that indicate which types of art have positive therapeutic benefits for patients, such as less medication, less pain, improved attitudes, and perception of reduced waiting time. Healing art has also shown to reduce stress and improve positive attitudes for caregivers.
Aesthetics has created strategies to ensure the efficiency and ease of the commissioning and installation process, the coordination with hospital and design teams, and the consideration of the needs of patients and families. Our experienced art consulting team is well-versed in building and fire codes, and can ensure that the selection, fabrication and installation of artwork is architecturally integrated into the built environment. Using the expertise of our in-house architects and interior designers, Aesthetics provides recommendations for lighting and power needs, structural backing, finishes, and installation details.
Aesthetics is internationally known for its creative approach and knowledge on arts programs for the health-care industry. From acute care to outpatient pavilions, we have curated and facilitated art programs for both new and existing facilities. We collaborate with the administrators, user groups, patients, community groups, facility directors, architect and interior design teams to design art programs that support architecture, health outcomes and create optimal patient experiences.
Aesthetics assists health-care institutions in a variety of ways, from providing consulting on an advisory level to complete design and implementation of policies, procedures, master plans, inventory systems and visual, participative and performing arts programs.