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CALM Art Collective

CALM Art Collective

Art is not only joyful and deeply satisfying, it helps us articulate difficult feelings, process thoughts and experiences, and reduces isolation. These effects are compounded when creators can connect around a unified purpose, progress their craft, and build relationships.

What is the CALM Art Collective?

The CALM Art Collective is a creative space for art lovers and artists of all disciplines and experience to chat, collaborate and inspire each other. It’s about getting many heads and hands around various ideas and provocations to push forward the conversation on mental health and self-expression.

The CALM Art Collective is a place to embrace creativity, explore self expression, meet like-minded creators, and, tbh, just have a good time doing something you love. 

If you join our Collective you get:

  • Quarterly newsletter with videos and articles about well-being and art and all things CALM
  • An online community of passionate and like-minded mates and mentors through our Facebook Group
  • Q&As with artists and experts
  • Invites to exclusive events and exhibitions  
  • Quarterly briefs to challenge and inspire with the opportunity to share your work at The Other Art Fair

Nope, you don’t have to live in London to enjoy the CALM Art Collective. If your digs are in Dundee, Derby or Dublin you can still join, create and share.

Join us to connect, converse, collaborate and campaign – for a life less miserable.

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Meet Gommie: an artist from our Art Collective

CALM supporter, artist and poet GOMMIE wasn’t always that confident about sharing his pieces. In his twenties he hit some low points, but would always keep diaries – it was his place of solace. But things started to change when he shared his work. Read more about him here >

The Other Art Fair: postponed until August

With a heavy heart last week, the Other Art Fair announced that they’re postponing the March event at The Old Truman Brewery until 6th-9th August, as with a lot of events across the UK at the moment.

Members of our Art Collective were due to share work chosen by CALM ambassadors, the Connor Brothers. They all responded to a brief based around the idea of ‘the journey’ you go on as an artist and the object that has inspired your work. N.B Submissions are now closed.

Fear not, the CALM Art Collective will be there in August showing this work.

Check out our virtual gallery!

Who needs a real life exhibition when you can have a swanky online gallery?!

Check out ALL of the amazing submissions we received for our exhibition that was due to be held at The Other Art Fair in March. What a talented bunch of artists we have in our Art Collective.

Click here to see more >