The InFinnity Project celebrates the life of Finn Clark, a talented professional illustrator who took his own life in late 2015, aged 25. He had been diagnosed some two years before this with a form of psychosis and depression.
The Project was launched during Mental Health Awareness Week in May 2017. It works on an annual cycle and seeks to both promote visual art as a therapy for mental illness and to raise funds for Rethink Mental Illness and the British Association of Art Therapists . This is one of the foremost mental health charities, which has a number of local volunteer art groups for people affected by mental health issues.
The themes for the 2020 InFinnity Project are announced on 25th February.
This year 2-dimensional work will only be eligible. Please see the terms and conditions for submission set out there. Please note that they can’t accept music, writing or any other non-visual art form, nor original photography or videos.
The closing date for Submissions is 31st August 2020.
Following this, a number of works will be selected by an assessment panel of professional and amateur artists, in categories to be decided depending on the nature of submissions received, but at least one work will be chosen on each theme. The works chosen will be announced on World Mental Health Day, October 10th 2020.
With agreement from the makers of the chosen works, these will then be used to create cards to be sold to raise funds for Rethink Mental Illness.
To submit your work click HERE