MINDSCAPES is a two-year programme of co-operation and co-production between cultural institutions in The Netherlands and Manchester.

Working with artists and arts organisations spanning performance, visual arts and digital media, the project explores the impact that our environment has on our mental wellbeing. It will consider how artists might make interventions into different types of environment, in ways that can have a profound and lasting impact on mental health. How might artists from different practices influence, shape and inhabit urban spaces in ways combat social alienation, anxiety and depression?

Supported by Dutch Culture in partnership with the Dutch Embassy, MINDSCAPES provides a unique space for cross-sectoral thinking and reflection, where a range of perspectives from the Greater Manchester and Netherlands can come together and consider the most effective ways to deploy cultural activity for a social benefit.

 Projects commissioned through MINDSCAPES will be presented in October 2020.

More information about the commissions will be added shortly.