Ben Uri Arts and Health (BUAH): For The Research and Evaluation of Art Interventions

About BUAH

Ben Uri Arts and Health Institute represents a core commitment; to develop a body of researched and evaluated art interventions for older people in care settings and in the community, with a particular focus on anyone living in social isolation or with dementia. 


The Ben Uri collection is at the core of this creative outreach programme. Interpreting high quality art into replicable, cost effective art discussion and art making sessions, with an accompanying training programme for carers, enables the gallery to reach a broader, more diverse audience. 


Three key programmes help to achieve this, united by a developing evidence base to actively prove the positive impact of creative activity;


Art in Residence: 

Researching best practice art interventions to reflect the diversity of older audiences.


Ways into Art: 

Online resources and training tutorials, empowering carers to run Ben Uri art sessions.


Starting with Art: 

Trainee art therapists using the collection to support older people in care settings. 


In the longer term, BUAH aims to work collaboratively with those key organisations supporting older people and those living with dementia, or working to reduce social isolation. We are committed to working with these audiences in all that we do, aspiring to become a recognised, accredited provider of collection centred art activities and a force for change.

If you’d like to find out more about Ben Uri Arts and Health Institute, please contact Arts and Health Programme Manager, Emma Hollamby at or call to leave a message on 020 7604 3991 and we’ll get back to you.