Join us this January for First Fortnight 2023 for events across art forms including poetry, music, textile art, and theatre. Explore the programme below and find an event for you.
First Fortnight is a charity that challenges mental health prejudice through arts and cultural action.
Make the beginning of each year synonymous with mental health awareness, challenging prejudice and ending stigma.
Create a consistent space in the national cultural calendar where citizens can be inspired through arts and cultural events to talk about mental health issues in a non-scripted manner.
Utilise unscripted conversation to change people’s perceptions about the ordinary experience of a mental health problem and the less ordinary experience of mental ill health.
Advocate for change to the art making system (artists, art funding streams, art education programmes, cultural venues, arts institutions and discipline-specific festivals and groups) to accommodate the development and production of mental health themed artwork.