The World Association of Cultural Psychiatry is inviting submissions of a 4000 word essay about an arts-based project that contributes to a greater understanding of mental health/illness. The winning essay will receive a £300 prize and will be considered for inclusion in a special publication produced by the association. The selected project or series of initiatives can be in any given cultural context (e.g. an arts-based prevention, advocacy, research, and/or healing project). The essay must be accompanied by visual materials such as photos and/or videos of the project or links to visual materials (e.g. website, shared folder) and can also consist of a photo essay. It can be a joint project (e.g. a project co-authored by a healthcare professional and an artist).

Essays and visual materials must be sent by email to  the chair Jacques Arpin  ( and co-chair Erminia Colucci ( by the 15 of March 2014.


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