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Reflecting on "Mental Health for Artists" Season

As our "Mental Health for Artists" 2024 season draws to a close, we reflect on the impactful discussions and the vibrant community that came together to explore the intersection of art and mental health. 

This season was about sharing knowledge and building a support network that encourages a culture of care and understanding.

Key highlights from the season include:

  • Personal Journeys - Artists like Chris Alton and Nell Painter opened up about their personal challenges and triumphs, providing attendees with relatable experiences that underscore the importance of mental health in creative success.
  • Practical Strategies for Wellbeing - From Jane Claire Bradley's advice on tackling burnout to Amelia Hawk's innovative use of art as a medium for listening and healing, the season was rich with practical tips and creative solutions for maintaining mental health.
  • Engaging Dialogues - Each event facilitated meaningful conversations about how artists can sustain their mental health while navigating the complexities of the creative industry. These discussions helped foster a supportive environment where artists felt empowered to share and seek support.

The feedback from participants has been overwhelmingly positive, with many highlighting the value of these conversations in their personal and professional lives. The season has successfully raised awareness about the importance of mental health in the arts, contributing to a more resilient and empathetic artistic community.

As we look forward to next year, we are committed to continuing this important work, building on the foundations laid by this and previous season's events. We invite you to stay engaged with our ongoing efforts to support the mental wellbeing of artists and creatives across the arts sector. 

Join us as we continue to explore, learn, and grow together in fostering a healthier, more supportive artistic community.


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Further reading

Knowledge base

Mental Health for Artists, Talk Recording: Old in Art School, In Conversation with Nell Painter

Knowledge base

Mental Health for Artists, Talk Recording: Listening better - with Amelia Hawk

Knowledge base

Mental Health for Artists, Talk Recording: Tackling Burnout - self-compassion for 'rebel creatives'

Knowledge base

Mental Health for Artists, Talk Recording: 'Art + Grief - Burning out and figuring out what matters' - with Chris Alton

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