Stockholm County Council, Culture Administration
Art Unit, Culture Administration, Stockholm County Council leads projects related to artistic representation in hospitals and manages the art holdings already in existence. Its focus on the visibility of art in Stockholm hospitals identified the need for knowledge about the role of art from a citizen's perspective. The Art Unit initiated a pilot study in which the mission Annika Wik was given was to find out what art means to them who are in care environments, how art is experienced by patients, visitors and healthcare professionals. The work resulted in the qualitative study Konsten att vara specifik - om konst i vården. The results were presented to art unit staff during a full-day workshop in autumn 2014. In February 2015 it was presented at the Moderna Museet for a broad audience of all professionals involved in the art projects in hospitals.