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Out of Sight Out of Mind Call for Art

People who have personal lived experience of mental health issues are invited to submit artworks to Out of Sight Out of Mind exhibition.

Last year more than 180 people took part and exhibited installations, projections, films, animations, paintings, drawings, sound works, prints, sculptures, and photographs.

You can submit artworks as an individual or as a group. This year one work per person can be submitted. Artworks can be proposed/submitted in any media and be any size. You are welcome to respond to this year’s Scottish Mental Health Art Festival theme which is ‘perspectives’, however this is not a requirement at all.

We are planning to hold the exhibition at Summerhall in Edinburgh during October 2020. The current situation may lead to changes such as its location, date or the exhibition being moved online. If you make a submission, we will let you know about changes.

How to make a submission: 

Get in touch to ask for the full guidance and submission form. The form needs to be returned to us by Friday 31st July 2020. 

If you would like to speak to us about your or your groups idea/artwork before submitting it, if you have any questions or would like a submission form, please email pam@capsadvocacy.org or leave a message for Pam on 07989402634.

About:

Out of Sight Out of Mind is a collaborative project organised by a Planning Group of organisations and individuals. It is hosted by CAPS Independent Advocacy, funded by Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership. It is part of the year-long Edinburgh “A Sense of Belonging Arts Programme” and the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival’s year-round programme.

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Online Exhibitions

After some extremely hard work, we are really excited to announce that Edinburgh Palette are now able to provide online exhibition space for anyone interested. This online feature is complementary to keeping art exhibiting alive and will help to phase in real gallery activity again when safe to do so.

We would also like to hear your ideas for specific gallery themes, please contact Carly with any suggestions!

Please see this link which is an example from our Residents Pop-Up Exhibition: https://www.edinburghpalette.co.uk/events-2/exhibitions/pop-up-exhibition1/ 

Please also see this link which is an exhibition by Leith School of Art Landscape Artist: https://www.edinburghpalette.co.uk/events-2/exhibitions/leith-school-of-art-landscape-artists/

If you are interested in an online gallery space, please contact Marcin.

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Charity sharing Free Face Masks & Pattern

EcoArt is a grassroots environmental charity that have so far recruited over 75 Zero Waste Makers upcycling cloth masks for their family, friends and neighbours. they’ve shared over 700 masks with key workers, charities and vulnerable people around Edinburgh.

“The masks can easily be made using items you already have at home, like clothing, bedding, elastic bands or bicycle inner tubes.” says Rose, the CEO. “We are encouraging reuse and learning to sew, they’re a great family craft project”.

If you would like to be a Zero Waste Maker too or are a front line group/ individual needing masks, please email Rose on info@ecoartcharity.org or message through https://www.facebook.com/EcoArtCharity

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Edinburgh Palette Residents Pop-Up Exhibition

Enjoy this online exhibition featuring a variety of our Resident Artists.

Please note, this is ONLINE ONLY. The galleries are currently CLOSED.

To view the gallery, please visit this link.

 

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People Know How’s All Aboard Campaign

Stories Along the Union Canal

People Know How and Polwarth Parish Church have been working together since the last
year, bringing their project All Aboard to life. Together, the Scottish charity and parish
church will run a boat from the Polwarth Pontoon aboard the Union Canal, promoting
learning and positive engagement with the community within this unique environment.
After a successful pilot last summer, the project has been awarded various grants allowing
the partner organisations to near their goal of purchasing their own canal boat. In planning
the purchase, they have been engaging widely with the canal community to find the most
suitable boat with which they can provide the best support.

Now in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak they are finding new ways to continue this
community engagement through their Stories Along the Union Canal campaign. As they
prepare to take this big step forward on the canal, they have been looking backwards, to
the history and memories of this community. These stories and memories have been
compiled into an interactive map on their website and People Know How will be sharing
these stories regularly over the next month, starting Monday 8 June, with an open call for
new entries.

Keep an eye out on People Know How’s social media channels and get involved with the
campaign!

See the map and submit your memories

Our social media channels:
Facebook: @peopleknowhow
Twitter: @PKHinnovation
Instagram: @peopleknowhow
LinkedIn: /people-know-how

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Mental Health Services by Projekt 42

Projekt 42 has launched online counselling and mental health support and has counsellors available for immediate support to those in need right now.

Adults living in the most deprived areas of Scotland such as Leith are twice as likely to experience mental health issues (22% versus 11%). Residents of deprived communities are 2.5 times more likely to die by suicide and four times more likely to experience two symptoms of depression.

We have counselling spots available right now for those in need to self-refer and gain the support they need. Obtaining help is easy, fill out this form, and our mental health team will be in touch https://www.projekt42.co.uk/self-referral

Current social isolation, loneliness and anxiety over the unknown are further contributing to mental health challenges. Our mission is to make mental health services accessible for everyone, and we offer free and reduced-rate counselling services to vulnerable members of our community in Edinburgh.

Our charitable model is award-winning; we commit over 40% of gym membership and class fees to support the well-being of our community.

Counselling will be delivered digitally using the charities new online platform, email and telecare are also provided. Once safe to do so, we will move to in-person support. Counselling costs are income assessed, and we offer free and subsidised sessions to those who need financial help.

About Projekt 42 

‘Projekt 42 is a gym for people not for profit’. Projekt 42 is a charity focused on ‘building happy bodies and strong minds.’ We want to change the way people think about mental health. Our goal is to help people understand the connection between their mental health and physical fitness through carefully crafted fitness and yoga classes, guided meditation, life coaching and counselling. Any profit we make goes back into the local community, allowing us to provide free memberships, counselling and life coaching for the people who need them most. Please visit https://www.projekt42.co.uk

Projekt42 supports the wellbeing of its community through physical fitness and mental health support. To keep abreast of our campaigns and news, and to join the debate, follow us at twitter.com/Projekt42EDI or like us at https://www.facebook.com/Projekt42Edinburgh/

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