First Fortnight 2019 – Artist Submissions

First Fortnight Submission Callout- Europe’s Mental Health Arts Festival

First Fortnight are delighted and proud to be hosting Europe’s Mental Health Arts Festival in January 2019!

From April 30th-June 29th 2018, we will begin accepting submissions from Irish and European based artists working in any medium for the festival which will take place January 2019. These events will take place in several venues across the primary festival hub of Dublin city and throughout the country of Ireland. Artists with an interest in the prejudice, discrimination and stigma connected to mental health are particularly welcome to apply.

Please send proposals using the form below, including a one page description detailing your proposal and its relevance to Europe’s Mental Health Arts Festival, a brief artist’s statement and bio, estimated budget, links to web-sites/blogs and/or maximum of 5 samples of proposed/previous work (in zip format).

Please note it is important to include all of the above as we will not be in a position to contact submitters regarding any missing part of the application.

The budget needs to include all confirmed, pending and projected sources of income and in kind support. Expenditure needs to include all confirmed, pending and projected sources of expenditure (although we understand not all submissions will have a venue and associated budget identified, please just highlight this in your application).

All proposals must be submitted in English- if your project contains components of other languages, please explain how this can/will be translated or communicated to the public.
Our Artistic Policy is available for viewing- Artistic Policy.


For more information on the festival and its history, please click European Mental Health Arts Festival Info

Submissions Opening: Monday 30th April

Deadline: 5pm (IST) Friday 29th June


We would like to thank everyone for their submissions to the festival and we look forward to reading through all of them!