We are thrilled to announce SOUND MIND


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The Arts Wellbeing Collective and Maker Productions have assembled an inspiring line-up of Australian stage and screen stars to present SOUND MIND, a music mini-series exploring mental health and the performing arts.

While the Australian live entertainment and performing arts industry remains almost entirely at a standstill due to COVID-19, the irony is that now more than ever we need music, storytelling and creative expression to connect and inspire us.

Before COVID-19, the prevalence of mental health problems across the Australian entertainment industry were already very concerning. This pandemic has even more profoundly impacted the mental health of performing arts professionals and consumers alike.

SOUND MIND takes a close look at the countless benefits drawn from engaging with the performing arts. Whether our role is on stage, behind the scenes or as a member of the audience, We’re united by the songs and stories we share – our participation in the performing arts gives us a sense of human connection unlike any other.

The incredible artists who’ve come together to create SOUND MIND remind us that in the face of being inundated with obstacles in 2020, music and performance carry infinite power in helping us forge our way forward to improved mental health and wellbeing.

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The final report is now available, and the Arts Wellbeing Collective has been included as a case study for supporting mentally healthy workplaces.
The Arts Wellbeing Collective COVID-19 Crisis Appeal has received the Principal Award - Most Outstanding Fundraising Project at the 2021 FIA Awards for Excellence.
Miranda Ilchef speaks with Alex Rathgeber about his work through Maker Productions on the inaugural series of Sound Mind.