Competitions & Events

Lived Experience opportunities for creatives at Festival of Now

The FoN Committee are inviting creatives with lived experience of mental health challenges to submit an expression of interest to be involved in our event as main stage performers, live painting artists, installation artists, workshop facilitators or roving performers. These are paid opportunities. In 2021 our event has been scheduled for the 8th of October…

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Feature in mindshare’s group art exhibition!

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 2021 mindshare Exhibition during Mental Health Month (October). This can include paintings, digital works, ceramics, zines, crafts, and even installations. We historically work alongside creatives living with complex mental…

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mindshare Sticker Submissions

We had such a fantastic response from our community and newcomers to mindshare for our Sticker Competition. We received a diverse array of beautiful, creative ideas… with nine designs in total! We cannot wait to select six of these for printing and distribute them in the community, and at all of our events. Scroll on…

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2021 Rural Mental Health Grants Now Open

Rural Grants are back! In 2021, the Mental Health Coalition of South Australia are looking to expand their Mental Health Week program to all of October. Mental Health Awareness Month will join in to national events that aim to improve community awareness and interest in mental health and wellbeing. They have partnered with Barossa Hills…

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AdMental to tackle youth mental health

AdMental, now in its fourth year, is an event that asks Adelaide’s emerging advertising creatives to produce an advertisement to “sell” mental health and wellbeing. This annual event brings together Adelaide Advertising and Design Club (AADC), SA Health’s Office of Public Health, Don Dunstan Foundation and the Mental Health Coalition of South Australia (MHCSA). Each…

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Festival of Now poster competition opens

Applications are now open for the Festival of Now poster competition! This year’s theme is “Celebrating Our Stories” The Festival of Now has always been referred to as a celebration of mental health, creativity and inclusiveness that challenges stigma and promotes community connection. In 2021, the Festival of Now committee selected the event theme “Celebrating…

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