Mindscapes is an international cultural programme that aims to support a transformation in how we understand, address and talk about mental health. 

Combining diverse perspectives and expertise, the programme – including artist residencies, a documentary, exhibitions and events – will be staged in a number of cities around the world. Our work will culminate in 2023.

Mindscapes brings together culture, communities, policy and research, and is informed and inspired by Wellcome's mental health programme.

Current projects 

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Ellen Reid in New York: SOUNDWALK

Pulitzer Prize-winner Ellen Reid has composed SOUNDWALK, a GPS-enabled work of public art that uses music to illuminate the environment and encourage calm reflection.

Illustration showing a circle of eight young people around a young girl in the centre who is smiling and holding a birthday cake.

Something new: Covid living

Watch an animation by poet Koleka Putuma and illustrator Ivyy Chen, inspired by the Covid Living project which explored how young people coped with Covid-19 lockdowns.

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Hamwe Festival 2020

Catch up with the talks, which look at how the arts can give new perspectives on, and improve, mental health, social justice and global health.

What's coming up 

About Mindscapes 

One in four people experience a mental health problem every year but, for decades, treatments have hardly progressed. A holistic scientific, social and cultural approach is needed, now more than ever.

Through a range of cultural activities, Mindscapes will provide new perspectives on how people and communities in different contexts live with and seek solutions to their mental health problems. 

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