By introducing original works of art into the hospital setting, the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation seeks to promote the benefits of an environment that is rich in the visual arts. Art stimulates thought and conversation. It awakens imagination and the senses. It evokes emotion and memory. Perhaps most importantly, extensive research has proven that where there is art in a healthcare setting, there is also healing that happens faster and more comprehensively.
The Foundation considers these attributes and others as it accepts works for its collection, for the display and enjoyment of patients, hospital staff and volunteers, and other visitors to the hospital.
Gifts of money are another important way to support of the Gifts of Art program. And the impact of cash gifts can transcend their monetary value. These donations keep individual pieces in the collection looking their best by underwriting costly repairs, as well as matting and framing that allows each piece to shine.
For more information contact:
Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation
10240 Kingsway NW, Edmonton, AB T5H 3V9
The term "Art" includes the original concepts and material output of visual artists, including painters, sculptors, printers, photographers, artisans, potters and ceramicists, craftspeople and cultural interpreters, and others who execute in any visual art, craft medium, sculptural material, carving, or combinations of media.