Guy Noble, has been working in the field of arts and health for over 20 years having successfully commissioned and delivered over 70 artist commissions in healthcare and public realm. He has a proven track record of instigating, developing and delivering high quality projects and events within tight financial constraints and timeframes. An exceptional negotiator, influencer and communicator who is adept at building relationships and brokering partnerships with national profile organisations and individuals.
In 1998 he set up Addenbrooke’s Arts, the arts and health program at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, now in its 22nd year. During this time, he set up partnerships with Britten Sinfonia, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge University Press to deliver a pioneer arts and health service for patients.
Since 2005 he has worked as Arts Curator at UCLH NHS Foundation Trust and developed the arts program into one of the country’s flagship arts and health projects today. In this role he has overseen the commissioning of art in 5 major capital hospital projects working with highly esteemed artists including Grayson Perry and Peter Blake. Central to the success of this program has been Guy’s ability to develop partnership projects with organisations such as UCL Museums and Collections, British Museum, Camden Arts Centre, Cubitt, October Gallery, Guildhall School of Music, Wellcome Trust, Live Music Now! Royal College of Art, and Royal Academy of Music.
Guy has won numerous awards for his work including Building Better Health Care Award – Best Collaborative Art Project in 2016 and 2017. In 2011 he received RSPH, Arts and Health Award, Heritage in Hospitals – Special commendation for innovative and outstanding contribution to the field of arts and health research. He also holds a post-graduate certificate in Arts Health and Wellbeing and a B.Ed (Hons) Arts from Cambridge University.
Guy has provided his expertise to a number of other organisations including working as Art Advisor to Nuffield Health, Cambridge, The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore and the Yorkshire Eye Hospital delivering their respective arts strategies.
He has previously served as Chair of London Arts and Health Forum and is passionately committed to the role that the arts play in transforming people’s lives for the better. He has published many articles about arts in health and has co-authored a book called Museums, Health and Wellbeing, 2013, Ashgate publishing.