An Arts-based Approach to Mental Health
As with all health issues, early intervention and prevention are the most effective ways
to treat mental health issues and avoid mental illness-related tragedies like self-harm and suicide. But even though mental health resources are available, many people do not reach out for help.
Together, we are changing that.
Supporting Arts-based Mental Health Education
At 2019’s Contemporary Art Auction,
Arts & Minds Canada raised over $30,000 to support art-based approaches to mental health and wellness education, including for Art With Impact Canada.
Since then, those dollars have directly impacted over 700 hundred students throughout the country at Movies for Mental Health and Our Bodies, Our Minds workshops at 11 colleges and universities in four provinces.
Our Annual Gala and Contemporary Art Auction
Each year Arts & Minds Canada hosts a Gala and Contemporary Art Auction to draw awareness and raise funds for the causes our organization supports.
Curated by a panel of professional artists, artwork and crafts from local and internationally-known artists are selected and generously donated to our exhibition. Artists who have received a residency through TiltingAIR, our Artist-in-Residence program on Fogo Island, also donate.