Applications open for It’s A Mad World

Applications open for It’s A Mad World

Do you feel there are gaps in the dialogues around mental health experiences? Do you like the idea of exploring these conversations through things like art, performance, film, or photography? Then apply for the next chapter of It’s a Mad World, now!

It’s A Mad World is a showcase of different perspectives on mental health, created by those with lived experiences and Satellite Foundation. Using different creative mediums, we share stories of the funny and sad, the happy and mad, when navigating the complex world of mental health.

Conversations around mental illness can sometimes be tricky. With the best intentions, we try not to make assumptions or ask imposing questions, yet we often end up uninformed but still curious.


It’s A Mad World aims to be an open, transformative space where lived experiences of mental illness meet exploration, and isolation meets collaboration!


We want to show young people living with and around mental illness in their families that their voice matters no matter which way they want to express it. It honours the bravery in sharing AND the bravery in asking.

It’s A Mad World began in 2020 over Zoom. It evolved into an online exhibition where six incredible young people shed light on how the quirks of “madness” bring colour and depth to life. Together, they challenged the stigma around mental health by offering a courageous dialogue that recognises these journeys as complex and changeable experiences.

Now we are inviting more people (in real life) into this conversation!

We are inviting you to bring your thoughts, feelings and experiences. We are interested in where you feel the gaps are in the dialogue – where you feel there is space to learn MORE, ask MORE, understand MORE? Join us to talk, laugh and share freely without reactions of pity, of platitudes or people not knowing what to say.

Are you interested in being involved in the next chapter of this project? Do you like the idea of exploring these conversations through things like art, theatre, writing, poetry, film or photography? In 100 words or less tell us where you think the gap in the dialogue is (and if you still have room, WHY?) and send us your expression of interest to [email protected]

Creative development workshops

WHEN: Saturday, October 8 and Saturday, October 22 from 10am – 4pm.

WHERE: Siteworks, Brunswick.

As we say in our “mad world” – “listen up, get uncomfortable and get curious.” •

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