October 13, 2021

New Promoters Scheme: Introducing Theo Panagopoulos

Theo Panagopoulos is a Greek-Lebanese filmmaker, working with SMHAF as a New Promoter.
September 21, 2021

Out of Sight Out of Mind Promises An ‘Exhibition for All’

Out of Sight Out of Mind is an ambitious multimedia exhibition, which this year proudly…
September 09, 2021

New Community Commissions to Work with Carers, New Fathers and Rural Highland Communities

SMHAF announces three new Community Commissions, a series of projects funded by the Baring Foundation,…
August 26, 2021

New 'My Normality' Commissions Explore Eating Disorders, Memories and Dreams

New works by theatre-maker Isla Cowan and visual artist Iona Roberts are unveiled as the…
August 12, 2021

International Film Competition Open for 2022

Submissions are now OPEN for the International Film Competition at the Scottish Mental Health Arts…
July 06, 2021

Artists Explore Racism's Impact on Mental Health in Two New 'My Normality' Commissions

We unveil two new ‘My Normality’ commissions, both drawing on the artists’ experiences of racism.
June 29, 2021

Performative Space: Interview with Clare Robertson and Stefanie Blum

A conversation between Clare Robertson, Stefanie Blum and Talking Heads volunteer Bilyana Palankasova about the…
June 18, 2021

Podcast: Creative Nature for Wellbeing

This episode of the podcast Being On The Inside was produced by Nina Abeysuriya, as a…
May 27, 2021

Conversations for Change 2021

Conversations for Change was a public art project about mental health that See Me and…
May 25, 2021

SMHAF Premieres Three New Films Exploring My Normality

The Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival is delighted to premiere three new short films on…
May 24, 2021

Podcast: Mind Matters with Sasha Greene and Angela McCrimmon

In this Mind Matters podcast for the Talking Heads project at SMHAF 2021, Michael McEwan speaks…
May 18, 2021

Join us for the SMHAF Writing Awards

What is ‘normality’? Over the last three weeks, we have been exploring this question at…
May 18, 2021

Call for Proposals: SMHAF Community Commissions

The Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival is to commission two artists, from different areas in…
May 14, 2021

Window Watching Bird Enthusiast

Talking Heads volunteer Nic Saunders has written this account exploring how watching birds helped during…
May 13, 2021

Podcast: Mind Matters

In this Mind Matters podcast for the Talking Heads project at SMHAF 2021, Michael McEwan…
May 13, 2021

Towards a Mental Health Arts Network

On Wednesday 19 May SMHAF is hosting two free online events which we hope will…
May 11, 2021

Unusually Normal

I spent time in the enchanted woodland and did the things I was most afraid…
May 10, 2021

Mental Health Awareness Week at SMHAF

Mental Health Awareness Week, led by the Mental Health Foundation, starts today and we are…
May 06, 2021


What is normality? If you’re so inclined – and many of us are – the…
May 04, 2021

International Film Awards: Grand Jury Prize Announced

The Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival announced at the online International Film Awards that the…