On November 3, 2011 Artbeat launched their 6th annual publication, Communitas at Prairie Ink Restaurant in McNally Robinson bookstore. Missive writers Fran Schellenberg, Karen Toole, and Anna Wiebe made presentations.
a unique community based, peer directed program that provides social supports, working art studio and gallery space, and mentorship for individuals living with mental illness for the purpose of recovery and empowerment. Artbeat Studio is a non-profit registered charity committed to decreasing stigma and discrimination that coincides with mental illness and poverty through positive action, mental health education and advocacy.
Services are provided free of charge to participants. The intended beneficiaries include each participant artist, their caregivers, the local inner city community, and society as a whole.