In 2020 we introduced ThriveFest on World Mental Health Day (WMH Day) to highlight the key role that arts have to our sense of self, identity, purpose, and wellbeing. The importance of holding the ThriveFest on WMH Day is to maximise the opportunities that are created by this global focus.
This year’s theme for WMH Day is ‘Making Mental Health & Well-Being for All a Global Priority. This will be an opportunity for people with mental health conditions, advocates, governments, employers, employees and other stakeholders to come together to recognize progress in this field and to be vocal about what we need to do to ensure Mental Health & Well-Being becomes a Global Priority for all. We can use the arts to amplify this message! We are also connecting with our sister Thrive cites in Amsterdam, London and Dublin and hope to have virtual sessions and activities that our global partners can join and that we have opportunities to join their activities.
For our third Thrive Fest we want to bring people together in spaces (adhering to social distancing regulations) and digital spaces across the city to talk, create, enjoy, provoke, celebrate, and think.
We would like to invite you to be part of our programme for the day. There are small grants of up to £500 to support an event – in real or digital space. Working with our Thrive Arts Steering Group we hope to put together a vibrant programme that will make connections across and within communities of interest, identity, and geography.
A focal place for the day where we hope many happenings will take place at the Hibernian Community Trust Hub space at Easter Road stadium. Please state in your application if you would like your activity to take place at this venue. You may have places you want to offer up for activities and events, so please do let us know by also completing an application form.
To be part of ThriveFest please complete the below application and return to firstname.lastname@example.org
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