Competitions & Events

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Closing Soon; mindshare Awards and Group Exhibition EOIs!

                  Just one week to go before both our 2022 mindshare Creative Writing Award submissions AND our Group Exhibition EOIs close! If you’re a SA-based writer and/or a visual artist with lived experience of The Void and want to share your harrowing and hopeful tales and visions…

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On a black background, in Australian Indigenous dot-painting style, a cascade of dots in various shades of blue swirl in the sky over a red landscape formed from repeating patterns of red orange and yellow dots. In the center is a realism-style brown hand, gently cupping 6 figures who are silhouetted in front of a red and yellow rising sun.

Poster Comp closing SOON!

ONE WEEK TO GO!!! Our poster competition for the Festival Of Now closes on MONDAY 11TH JULY!  The winning artist will receive a $150 voucher and arts hamper, and their design will be used to create the FoN press package, including poster and program! If you’re a creative with lived experience of mental health challenges,…

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2022 mindshare Group Exhibitions EOIs open!

  Are you a South Australian artist with lived experience of mental illness? We are looking for expressions of interest for visual artists to be showcased in the 2022 mindshare Group Exhibition in October during Mental Health Month. We are open to all mediums, including paintings, digital works, ceramics, zines, crafts, and even sculpture! Our…

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2022 mindshare Awards NOW OPEN!

The 2022 mindshare Awards have officially opened! Huzzuh! The mindshare Awards are a poetry and creative writing competition open to South Australians with lived experience of mental health challenges. Supported by the Mental Health Coalition of South Australia, Writers SA and Access2Arts, the awards offer an opportunity for writers to share their stories, showcase their…

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10th Anniversary Festival of Now poster competition opens!

Applications are now open for the Festival of Now poster competition! Run in partnership with the Mental Health Coalition of South Australia, Festival of Now is an annual celebration of mental health, creativity, inclusiveness and community connection, and it’s celebrating its 10th Anniversary this October!! This year’s theme is “A Celebration of our Growing Community”…

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mindshare Award Winners Announced

On Thursday night at Poetry Prescribed the four winners of the 2021 mindshare Awards were announced by mindshare’s Online Editor Anna Jeavons and Writers SA Director Jessica Alice! We would like to congratulate the following writers for their outstanding work:   Unpublished Emerging Poets Billie Yarrow for Self Portrait in the Time of Disaster : After…

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