The Big Anxiety – Festival of arts + science + people, brings together artists, scientists and communities to question and re-imagine the state of mental health in the 21st century.
The Big Anxiety Festival, the largest mental health and arts festival in the world, returns in 2019 after the success of the inaugural Festival in 2017.
How can we imagine the future when we can’t see it? Can arts and culture create the individual and collective resources to support future thinking – not as an abstract proposition but in ways that save and transform lives
This two-day conference explores collaborative cultures that enmesh arts with science, clinical and other knowledges to create new ways to imagine the future. It examines the radical social role of cultural institutions at a time of general anxiety.