“We at Many Minds are excited to find our project was selected for funding from City Funds. Over the past year, more and more people have been coming to our workshops and making performances with us and we have experienced a growing need for people with experiences of mental health to have a creative outlet and a way to connect, even if it has been through our screens.”
“We have ambitious plans to reach more people and make larger scale performances over the next few years and this fund will give us the opportunity to have time to put the right structures and strategies in place to make that happen and make the arts more accessible and diverse.”
Olivia Ware, Director and Co-founder, Many Minds.
The mental health and performance charity, Many Minds received a £10, 000 Health & Wellbeing grant from City Funds.
Many Minds is a Bristol based mental health charity that facilitate creative spaces and make performances that put people who identify with experiences of mental ill-health in the driver’s seat as a way to break down stigma and trigger generosity and equality and advocates for better access to the arts.
The workshops and involvement in membership of the group are a form of self-care and could play an important role in prevention and early intervention in relation to mental health issues.
Funding will provide time, space for the group to plan for the future of their organisation, or to increase their action on diversity, equity & inclusion.