Out of Sight Out of Mind

Organisation : NHS Lothian, Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategic Programme
Grant Amount : £ 1,000

To support and develop Out of Sight Out of Mind a visual arts exhibition across several venues, libraries and galleries across Edinburgh, including Summerhall a public arts venue. Out of Sight Out of Mind will be a headline event for the 10th anniversary of the Scottish Mental Health and Arts film Festival.

Out of Sight Out of Mind is a collaborative event led by the Consultancy and Advocacy Project and a key element is that all the artwork is created by people with lived experience of mental health issues. The Scottish Mental Health and Arts Film Festival is the largest social justice festival in Scotland and in 2015 attracted audiences of 25,000 with 300 events  and over 300 organisations and individuals participating. All the events in Edinburgh and the Lothians are advertised in the national brochure which has a circulation of 40,000.