Framing Marginal Art: Developing an ethical, multi-dimensional framework for exhibiting art by people who experience mental illness and/or psychological trauma.

Grant number: LP0776733 | Funding period: 2007 - 2009

Completed

Abstract

This project develops an ethical, multi-dimensional framework for exhibiting creative works by people who experience mental illness and/or psychological trauma. Providing such a framework will enable these works to be exhibited ethically, which will serve the public interest by enhancing the contribution of creative programs to individual and social well-being. Furthermore, by educating the public about mental ill-health it lessens stigma and encourages those affected by illness to seek early, preventive treatment. This project, which leads to better understanding of illnesses that affect one-fifth of the population in their lifetime, will create better health outcomes for significant number..

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