Big Anxiety: connect, hear, be heard and make change!

We know that 65% of Australians with a mental health issue don’t seek help.

The Big Anxiety doesn’t just present art about mental health – we are committed to creating conditions for change.

Data from our inaugural festival in 2017 shows that the arts can have a profound impact on what people feel, think and do. In 2019 our program aims to increase empathy in the community, and to tackle the challenge of suicide prevention.

It is our priority for the entire 2019 program to be easily accessible by a broad and diverse community.

Here is the impact your support can have:

  • A donation of $50-$100 helps to cover the costs of reaching and supporting diverse communities, through programs such as Awkward Conversations.
  • A donation of $250-$500 can cover fees for artists and presenters -- or for counsellors and support workers, facilitating access for people with lived experience of mental health, suicidality, neurodiversity, disability or dementia.
  • A donation of $1000 can allow an artist from a remote community or overseas to participate and share their work with larger audiences.
  • A donation of $5000 can fund the development of new work, and unique collaborations of art + science + people.
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The Big Anxiety is an award-winning not-for-profit arts festival promoting mental health and wellbeing through innovative art-science collaborations.

For further information please contact:
Kim Babbage
Staff and Community Giving Officer
T: +61 2 8936 4727