About Walls;Muriau

The theme of this year’s festival is ‘Walls:Muriau’. Out of the creative minds of those with and without lived experience of mental ill health, the festival will explore the walls put up and the barriers, both physical and attitudinal, that exist for those affected by mental illness.

In an arts and mental health context, walls can take on many meanings. It could be the walls of the mind, the walls of a gallery, theatre or cinema screen, a hospital, the box you feel you might fit in with a diagnosis, or the walls you need to overcome due to stigma….the walls you’ve broken through in recovery….and many more.

Explore the aims of this year's event

Through a quality creative experience the 2nd Welsh Mental Health Arts Festival 2016 will:-

Aim 1
Celebrate the relationship between the arts and mental health
Aim 2
Educate, reduce stigma and challenge perceptions around mental health
Aim 3
Increase access to/involvement in the arts for those experiencing and living with mental ill health
Aim 4
Provide a platform and raise the profile of emerging and professional, established artists living with mental illness
Aim 5
Raise awareness of the health benefits of participating in the arts
1 - Celebrate
Celebrate the relationship between the arts and mental health
2 - Educate
Educate, reduce stigma and challenge perceptions around mental health
3 - Increase
Increase access to/involvement in the arts for those experiencing and living with mental ill health
4 - Provide
Provide a platform and raise the profile of emerging and professional, established artists living with mental illness
5 - Raise
Raise awareness of the health benefits of participating in the arts

DAC is the administrative address for the Welsh Mental Health Arts Festival

Sbectrwm
Bwlch Road
Fairwater
Cardiff
CF5 3EF

tel: 029 2055 1040

Opening Hours: 10-5 Weekdays

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