Art With Impact Blog

Art With Impact Blog

Art With Impact promotes mental wellness by creating space for young people to learn and connect through art and media. Our weekly blogs inform about the latest films, documentaries and campaigns (the good and the bad) that are using art as a way to express realities of mental illness and to break barriers of understanding issues related mental health.

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So you want to make a film about mental health?!

We’ve got you covered. Since 2012, Art With Impact has been contributing to stigma-free discussions about mental health. How, you ask? Through any and all art forms we can get our hands on....

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AWI Exclusive Interview with Nisha Gupta, filmmaker behind the short “Illuminate”

Meet Nisha Gupta, director of the LGBTQ-advocacy short film “Illuminate,” a 20-minute cinematic poem about being in the closet as a sexual minority. Not only is Nisha is the founder of the Phenomenological...

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An Ativan, Invisibility Cloak, and my Thoughts – a poem by Yael Gottesman

My name is Yael Gottesman. I am Creative Writing student at George Brown College, and in my spare time I enjoy writing, listening to music, and being with friends. An Ativan, Invisibility Cloak,...

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From Artistry to Advocacy: Exclusive Interview with Nate Calloway

If you were given the opportunity to be signed by Pharrell Williams, would you take it? Well, we had the chance to interview Jermaine Tolbert – better known as Nate Calloway – an...

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Student Voices: My Experience as Movies 4 MH Panelist

By: Emily Boylan, current student, Conestoga College When I heard that Art With Impact’s ‘Movies 4 Mental Health’ workshop was coming to Conestoga College I was both excited and overwhelmed. I have a...

Presenting our March 2018 Short Film Competition Winner!

Art With Impact (AWI) is excited to congratulate Kim Hunyh for the film ‘Sal Tran’ which is the February 2018 winner and latest addition to AWI’s OLIVE Film Collection! The short film follows the...

Student Voices: Using writing to cope with anxiety

By Carole Palattao – Student, University of Western Ontario, London, ON Micro-fiction, Macro-effect. When I was 10 years old I wrote my first novel. It was about a young girl named Natalie Jean, a...

Presenting Our Latest Short Film Competition Winner: Little Elizabeth

Art With Impact (AWI) is excited to congratulate Elizabeth Ayiku for the film ‘Little Elizabeth’ which is the February 2018 winner and latest addition to AWI’s OLIVE Film Collection! The short film is...

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