The 12th anniversary installment of the Artbeat Studio Annual profiles 12 artists from the studio’s 23rd and 24th biannual exhibitions. Awakening: Artbeat Annual 12 features a beautiful collection of artworks including acrylics, oils, embroidery, photography, and more. Guest missive writers include The Honourable Dr. Jon Gerrard, Dr. Renée El-Gabalawy (University of Manitoba), The Honourable Cathy Cox (Minister of Sport, Culture and Heritage, Province of Manitoba), and John K. Samson (Artist).
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.