The themes for the 2018 InFinnity Project will be announced on 22nd February.
This year 2 dimensional work will only be eligible. Please see the terms and conditions for submission set out there. Please note that we can’t accept music, writing or any other non-visual art form, nor original photography or videos.
The closing date for Submissions will be September 1st 2018.
Following this, a number of works will be selected by an assessment panel of professional and amateur artists, in categories to be decided depending on the nature of submissions received, but at least one work will be chosen on each theme. The works chosen will be announced on World Mental Health Day, October 10th 2018.
With agreement from the makers of the chosen works, these will then be used to create cards to be sold to raise funds for Rethink Mental Illness and BAAT.
An exhibition of works submitted will be mounted in February 2019, when the themes for the InFinnityProject 2019 are announced, beginning the new cycle in the project.
When people experiencing deep emotional distress cannot communicate feelings verbally, art-making can provide a path back to the self and to others. Within the context of art therapy, art can help develop a better understanding of emotions and address their impact on life and relationships.” – Dr Val Huet, CEO of the British Association of Art Therapists