Call for Artists - Mental Health America of Hawaii

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07/01/2019 - 9:00am to 07/22/2019 - 9:00am
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Honolulu, HI
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Honolulu ­­– Following last year’s successful Between Shadow and Light, a partnership with local renowned artist Boz Schurr, Mental Health America of Hawai‘i is seeking a feature artist to create a piece for the third annual Art and Mental Health Event on October 17, 2019, 5:00 – 8:00 pm at Café Julia in Honolulu. The selected artist will be awarded a $3,000 grant to cover all costs related to the artwork, including time, materials, production space and taxes.

Through the ages, art has provided us with the means to express and reflect upon our deepest emotions. Artists change the world with the power of their creations and we believe that art can help us to break through the stigma of mental health challenges.

The topic of mental health is getting more attention than ever with people coming forward in the media to talk about their mental health challenges and with younger generations playing a large role in normalizing the topic. Unfortunately, rates of mental health issues in youth are climbing and 66% of adults in Hawai‘i who need mental health treatment are not getting it. We know that stigma around mental health plays a big role in keeping people from seeking help.

This event celebrates creativity and the connection between art and mental health, allowing participants to talk about mental health in an open and accepting way. We’re looking for an artist to inspire us with a new or existing work and the willingness to share about their creative process and relationship to the topic of mental health. Your proposed art piece can be of any medium and must visually and/or aurally represent or portray a story about mental health that includes a message of hope.

Deadline for artists’ proposal submissions is Monday, July 22, 9:00 am.