Episode 30: Creativity, disability and mental health - what’s the connection?
In this episode you will hear our special guest Sue Roff, Executive Director at Arts Project Australia and ermha365’s Georgia Symmons explore how the arts and creativity have the power to unleash potential, support recovery and inspire and challenge what is possible for people who are living with mental health conditions and disability.Arts Project Australia is a creative social enterprise that supports artists with intellectual disabilities through their studio and gallery, promoting their work and advocating for their inclusion in contemporary art practice. Here are the links to the exciting new initiatives mentioned in this episode:Satellite Arts is a remote program giving artists the opportunity to engage with the APA studio from any location in Australia. From Monday 19 April 2021, sessions run each Tuesday and Thursday on Zoom supported by professional staff artists. Artists in this program can expect to develop and critically reflect on their artistic practice, and engage with contemporary art communities via online exhibitions, studio and gallery visits, artist talks and curator presentations. Art.et.al is an inclusive, curated international art platform that commissions and presents collaborations between artists from supported studios, artist peers and arts professionals – elevating diverse voices and creative practices.Collingwood Yard is the new location of the Arts Project Australia gallery, previously in Northcote, in a freshly remodelled space in Melbourne’s inner north.For more on ermha365's mental health programs, including the new Hive program in Geelong, check out our website.