Creatively Minded (Mapping Study – The Baring Foundation / David Cutler)

An initial mapping study of participatory arts and mental health activity in the UK – the first report of the Baring Foundation’s new Arts & Mental Health funding theme.

This report focuses on arts and mental health activity in the UK in the two years prior to publication (January 2020), and was produced to help the Baring Foundation prepare for its new funding programme.


  • considers the context, including the recent changes in attitudes to mental health, national and local policy and cross-cutting issues such as the relationship between social inequalities and mental ill health, diversity and intersectionality, and artists’ self-care.
  • provides an overview of activity identified through the research, according to art form, type of organisation and setting.
  • concludes with some initial reflections on the field.


Access the report here.

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