about kaleidoscope online

Kaleidoscope logo - cropped

Kaleidoscope: Wellness Through Creative Expression features the creative writing of persons with lived experience of mental illness from across Manitoba. Selected works are published in a digital, online anthology at www.artbeatstudio.ca/kaleidoscope-online.

The production and publication of Kaleidoscope is facilitated by a partnership between Artbeat Studio (Studio Central) and Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Manitoba Division.

open call for submissions from across the province!

Persons of all skill levels are welcome to submit their creative work to Kaleidoscope: Wellness Through Creative Expression: 

Submission Form and Guidelines


“Kaleidoscope serves as both a source of inspiration as well as a public forum for writers and visual artists aspiring to collaborate on a literary project.” (Gerald Herron, poet, contributor)

Kaleidoscope provides an artistic and literary forum for persons with lived experience. This online publication also assists family members, caregivers, professionals and students in gaining highly personalized insights into the recovery process. Participating artists from across Manitoba contribute significantly in breaking down the stigma associated with mental illness as a result of the Kaleidoscope process and product.

All submissions are created by persons with lived experience with mental health issues and/or family and friends. It all comes together for an appealing online publication which celebrates the self-expression of local talent.

Submissions will be accepted on an ongoing basis. If and when funding is secured, selected online works will be published in printed format.

Selected works for online and printed publication will be determined by the Kaleidoscope Selection Committee.


“Works selected for Kaleidoscope represent a truly unique perspective of the literary landscape.” (Henry Peters, founding Editor)

  • To increase awareness of the individual’s role in recovery.
  • To create an adaptive way for individuals with mental health issues to express themselves through artistic endeavors.
  • To raise provincial, national and international awareness of mental health issues.
  • To help combat stigma associated with mental health issues.
  • To strengthen the vitality and spirit of the creative arts in our community.

links to previous Kaleidoscope publications

4th edition (2013):


“Having one’s work appear  in a published journal does wonders for one’s self esteem.” (Laurie Green, past Creative Director)

3rd edition (2012):



We’re always looking for ways to expand our magazine, and would love to hear your feedback. Email us at kaleidoscope@artbeatstudio.ca