All in the Mind is the only outdoor mental health arts festival in the UK. Usually, the festival takes place in Eastrop Park, Basingstoke each September for one day and is free to attend. This year, we're taking All in the Mind online having developed a bespoke digital system to allow people to move throughout the festival and visit many stages featuring mind-blowing performances and live streams!
COVID-19 has impacted us all, both personally and professionally. For the first time in our lives, we have been forced to segregate and remain isolated from friends, family and loved ones. Many have struggled with their businesses and work, with consistent uncertainty reducing some people to shadows of their former selves. Many artists and performers have been left without the ability to work due to regulations and restrictions. Now more than ever, we should support one another and eliminate barriers between speaking out and mental health. As we embark on a journey in this new world, All in the Mind aims to utilise art and performance to initiate vital conversation and bring colour back into life. To continue on this mission, we desperately need your help! Without it, the festival can not continue.
With your help, our vision is to make All in the Mind Festival bigger and better, we want the quality of the festival to improve every year and for our ideas to reach a wider audience. Since 2016, we have made a significant impact; however, with you, we want to expand in order to reach, support and communicate with a broader audience.
Our expansion plan includes providing more activities for children and families, programming nationally renowned artists, nurture emerging artists and those creating mental health-related performances. We also aim to increase our live event schedule and offering, while continuing to develop our online, virtual festival and increase accessibility.
We aim to increase the diversity of the festival audience and try to reach out to those less likely to engage in the arts. We want the festival to be reflective of the diverse community in which we operate and the nation as a whole. We want to work more closely with community groups and inspire people to engage, from primary schools to care homes.
Finally, we want the festival to be a catalyst for people to express themselves creatively. We want to increase the number of opportunities for people to take part in creative activities that improve their health and wellbeing.
All in the Mind Festival is a FREE event, donating allows us to keep it that way so that everybody has an opportunity to engage with All in the Mind and be a part of something special!
There isn't a number too small or too high. We ask that those attending this year's online festival donate what you feel the value of the festival was to you, your friends and families.
£5 - Allows us to connect with over 200 people online, initiating vital conversation surrounding mental health.
£10 - Allows us to reach another 500 people online. Write an inspirational message on our Wall of Words!
£20 - Helps us develop new workshops and activities for people struggling with mental health.
£50 - Helps us to continue sharing people’s stories and offer support all year round!
£100 - Helps us to support an up and coming artist in their career.
£250+ - Helps us to deliver a bigger outdoor and online festival for 2021.
£500+ - Are you a business? We’ll create a bespoke sponsorship package to provide you with significant exposure during our 2020 virtual festival.
• Over 200 artists have been given a chance to express themselves
• Approximately 4000 audience members have had their minds blown
• 83 members of the local community have been trained up as volunteers
• Employed over 250 people
• 98% of audiences have learnt something new about mental health
Any support you can give would make a huge impact, from volunteering on the day to offering equipment. Please reach out and get in touch.