Arts Council Collection: Partners

The Arts Council Collection works with a wide range of galleries and museums across the UK.

National Partners Programme

Arts Council Collection: Partners

Over the next two years we will be working with four Partner venues to present the National Partners Programme bringing work from the Collection to, Birmingham Museums Trust, the Walker Art Gallery National Museums Liverpool, Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Towner Gallery, Eastbourne.

The National Partners Programme is supported by Arts Council England and Southbank Centre, London.

Find out more about National Partner events and exhibitions here.

Paintings in Hospitals

“Paintings in Hospitals are proud to be the Arts Council Collection’s healthcare partner. We have a long history with the ACC  - our relationship with the collection first started in 1976. The collection is a working gem which holds masterpieces of modern and contemporary art made readily available through their long loans programme. We work with the team at ACC to ensure health and social care sites such as hospitals, care homes, GP practices have access to the Arts Council Collection. It is wonderful to work with a partner who also advocates for the broader benefits of visual culture and understands our own mission of using art to inspire wellbeing. We hope to continue working with the Arts Council Collection for the foreseeable future”
Amisha Karia 
Head of Collections & Programming, Paintings in Hospitals 

Paintings in Hospitals supports the lives of many thousands of people each year by bringing interest, warmth and colour into clinical environments which otherwise might appear cold and sterile.  The Arts Council Collection has made nearly 100 works of art available to Paintings in Hospitals bringing a new selection of work by contemporary artists into the healthcare system.

Hospitals wishing to borrow from the Collection should in the first instance contact Paintings in Hospitals

Arts Council Collection: Partners
National Partners Programme

Between now and June 2019 we’ll be working with four National Partner venues to present a programme of exhibitions and events.

Discover more about the exhibitions near you, browse through the archive or find out about our future shows.
Latest Acquisitions

See the newest work in the Collection. New works are acquired each year with a focus on innovative work made by artists living in Britain.



The Arts Council Collection is the UK's most widely seen collection of modern and contemporary art.

With nearly 8,000 works by over 2,000 artists, it can be seen in exhibitions and public displays across the country and beyondThis website offers unprecedented access to the Collection, and information about each work can be found on this site.