Across the Pond (AtP) aims to support mental health communities through art-centered opportunities and the presentation of artists exploring mental health conditions.
We are a global arts collective that expands the international dialogue around mental health and wellness via cross disciplinary art projects. We work with diverse visual artists and mental health communities in order to form long lasting collaborations by curating ambitious exhibitions, facilitating workshops and creating opportunities for audiences in exploration of mental health awareness.
AtP aims to support artists who are:
- Living with a mental health condition
- Exploring mental health within their practice
- Interested in connecting with other artists on both local and international levels
- Making work to manage their mental health and physical and cognitive wellbeing
Who we are
Lizz Brady is an artist/curator from Manchester, UK, and founder of organisation Broken Grey Wires (BGW), responding to and exploring mental health conditions through art. She has curated exhibitions extensively within the UK and has exhibited her work internationally, including in; New York, Venice, Madrid, Seattle and Glasgow. She creates video installations, making use of live circumstances to develop interactive experiences for audiences.
Lizz lives with bipolar and anxiety disorder, and created BGW to push the boundaries for how we encounter and confront visual art.
Adam Zucker is an artist, curator, and educator from New York City. He has a Master’s in Art History/Museum Studies and an Advanced Certificate in Art Education. Adam is certified to teach K-12 Visual Art Education within New York State and has classroom experience facilitating students' self-discovery and expression through art-centered learning. From 2011-2014, Adam was the co-founder and artistic director of et al Projects, a Brooklyn based gallery committed to showing emerging contemporary artists and under recognized historical artists. As an independent curator, he has organized multiple gallery and museum exhibitions in the United States, Italy, and through online platforms. His writing has been published in Berkshire Fine Arts (online), Sculpture Magazine, Black Cat (online art journal), POZ Magazine and several exhibition catalogs. Adam is the founder and author of Artfully Learning, where he writes about contemporary art through the lens of education.
Adam lives with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
- Pay for our web-hosting & web developer fees (£570) - The Across the Pond website will be our anchor, a place to express our ideas and connect with new (and old) audiences and to present visual resources and exclusive artistic materials for art that explores mental health
- Pay for printing the first Across the Pond zine - limited to 100 copies (£390)
- General support for match funding (curator fees) (£500 x 2)
Total = £1960
Some examples of rewards you can get in exchange for donations. This includes art prints, studio visits (via Zoom) a shout out on social media, mixtapes and zines.