healing and empowerment through creative endeavour
To enable consumers of mental health services to engage in artistic expression that promotes recovery, empowerment and community.
To provide studio space, community, and opportunity for creative initiative to facilitate mental, spiritual, and economic health.
Artbeat Studio is a mental health consumer-initiated, peer-directed, and recovery-oriented program. This community-based studio accommodates artists whose mental health, social connection, and income make it impracticable for them, individually, to acquire a workspace where they might advance their artistic technique safely and securely. The artists are supported and mentored in managing their own workplace, production, and marketing within the operating parameters of the studio.
Artbeat Studio accommodates a group of eight artist applicants per six-month period.