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Creative Kirklees / Opportunities / Wed 21 Apr 2021

The Baring Foundation: Creatively Minded and Diverse: Funding

The Baring Foundation: Creatively Minded and Diverse: Funding

New funding for creativity, mental health and people from ethnically diverse backgrounds.

This new fund is designed to support activity to redress the under-representation of participatory artists from ethnically diverse communities in arts and mental health.

The Baring Foundation Arts programme has launched a new fund for projects that promote the role of creativity in the lives of people with mental health problems from ethnically diverse backgrounds.

Their research so far suggests that there are few diverse-led organisations specifically devoted to arts and health work and that ethnically diverse people are not well represented as service-users or in its workforce. That is despite the fact that there are stark disparities in terms of prompt diagnosis and access to mental health treatment for racialised communities.

This funding round has been launched together with their new report – Creatively Minded and Ethnically Diverse – in which experts and practitioners with personal and professional experience explore the challenges and barriers in this field and draw out good practice.

In this round, they are looking for projects that:

find ways to attract participatory artists from ethnically diverse communities into this area of work and to support them. Examples might include shadowing, internships or apprenticeships, or mentoring or free training opportunities.
undertake activity to offer creative opportunities to members of specific ethnically diverse communities who have mental health problems.
or a combination of these approaches.
Grants of between £10,000 and £40,000 are available.

Deadline: 12pm midday on Wednesday 21 April.

For more details and how to apply please visit the website below.

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