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Share your art and support mental wellness

CHARG Resource Center is inviting all artists who use creative expression to enhance their mental wellness to submit artwork for CHARG's online art show. Apply by March 15, 2021.

Shared by our partners at the CHARG Resource Center. For information specific to this article, please contact Danelle Herra at dherra@charg.org or 303.830.8805, ext. 104.

CHARG Resource Center's Art of Connection logo

Humans are wired to connect, and this connection affects our health. From psychological theories to recent research, there is significant evidence that social support and feeling connected can help people have lower levels of anxiety and depression, and improve overall mental health. Research, unfortunately, shows that loneliness is on the rise, even before the pandemic started.

In light of the social isolation that many of us have experienced this past year due to COVID-19, our theme this year is the Art of Connection. Being part of a supportive community, and providing opportunities for connections, is what CHARG is all about!

Call for submissions for online art show

We invite all artists AND non-professional artists who use creative expression to enhance their mental wellness to submit artwork for our event. When you submit your application, share a bit about how your artistic and creative process has connected you to others, or how it has aided in your journey toward mental and emotional well-being (optional).

Make a transformational impact

By participating in our art show, your support provides funding for high-impact behavioral health services that empower individuals managing both financial instability and chronic mental illness.

How to apply

Complete this online application form by March 15, 2021.