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Call out for Artists, SICK! Festival


GM CAMHS (Greater Manchester Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) have invested in SICK! to deliver a range of creative activities as part of the wellness strand of the student mental health strategy over the course of 2020/21.

Students will be referred to SICK! via the Student Mental Health Service who will then consult with our Creative Producer and a dedicated Mental Health Practitioner to develop a menu of engagement for them.

We are asking for submissions from Artists to deliver the following elements of the process;

Participatory workshops: artist led workshops developing creativity as a way of exploring their own experiences. The sessions will be carefully pitched to enable participants to participate in ways that they are comfortable with. These sessions are aimed to be 3-4 hours long for a group of up to 10 participants.

Creative Conversations: Facilitated conversations with artists about their work, the challenges they have faced and their approach to managing their own mental health and well-being. We envisage these to be intimate events with a small number of participants.

You can lead either a workshop(s) or be the subject of the creative conversation series, or both. They will take place on Wednesday afternoons at locations in central Manchester from May 2020 – March 2021.

Submission process

For the workshop(s) we are asking artists to submit their proposal for a stand-alone workshop or a series of no more than 2 sessions between 3-4 hours in length with a brief outline of content, objectives and outputs.

For the Creative Conversations we are simply asking for an expression of interest

Please email your proposal submissions and expressions of interest to  by Friday 10th April 2020.


For the workshop delivery the fee is £300 per session inclusive of planning

For the Creative Conversations the fee is £200 per event


Between the delivery period of May 2020 and March 2021 we will host 10 workshop sessions and 9 Creative Conversations.

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