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Artist Development and Training Programme

The Red Earth Collective, with the support of The Baring Foundation, is running an Artist

Development and Training Programme to enable artists, across all disciplines, to support people with mental health issues.

The free programme will begin in September 2023 and will take place in Birmingham, UK. It will cover the following topics:

  • Understanding mental health, mental ill health and wellbeing and factors that contribute to them

  • Mental health policy and legislation and who delivers mental health services

  • How the arts contributes to mental health and wellbeing

  • Designing and delivering creative workshops with people with mental health problems

  • Psychologically safe practice and signposting to mental health services

  • The role of creative facilitator at The Red Earth Collective.

It will be delivered by established artists and mental health professionals and will provide practical advice, training, information, guidance and paid work experience opportunities to help artists to develop their skills and experience to deliver creative workshops and projects in mental health settings. Paid work experience opportunities will include StereoHype Social, StereoHype Festival and other projects that The Red Earth Collective secures, read more about those programmes here.

The Red Earth Collective is a Black-led organisation and the majority of our team have lived

experience of mental ill health. As such we strongly encourage applications from artists from ethnically diverse backgrounds, those with lived experience of mental health issues or disability, who are neurodivergent, LGBTQIA+, on low income and other underrepresented artists.

Training will take place over week ends, with a mixture of face to face and

zoom on the following dates:

  • Saturday 30th September 2023 - Face to face

  • Sunday 1st October 2023 10am-4pm Face to Face

  • Saturday 7th October 2023 10am- 4pm Face to Face

  • Saturday 4th November 10am-4.30pm Face to Face or Zoom

You will need to attend all the training sessions above. If you are unable to make any of the

dates above please let us know when you send over your application form.

Download the application form below.

The Red Earth Collective - Artist Development Training Application Form
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CLOSING DATE for applications: Tuesday 22nd August at 4pm

Send applications to us at


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