Call out for artwork exploring mental health issues

Date published: 24 Jun 2013

Posted by: Joe Pick

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City Arts, in partnership with the Institute of Mental Health at University of Nottingham, are seeking submissions to be included in the forthcoming exhibition Recovery.

The concept of recovery is now widely used in mental health literature and practice. It may refer to both clinical and personal issues related to mental health.  However, the concept has been contested, and invites further questions: What does the term mean to people who use mental health services and to those who provide them?  Is it helpful?  Who is recovering?  Is it possible to recover and does everybody want to?  Is there another way to describe recovering?  Learn more about recovery.

Artists are invited to submit artwork that responds to the topic of recovery.  Each artist can submit a maximum of two 2D art works.  Entries must be received at City Arts between 10.00am- 3pm by Friday 11th October, 2013.  Please submit your entries via email ( using the form you can download at the end of this post.

Alternatively, use our online submission form.

We require that you send high quality digital images with your submission

If you are not local to Nottingham you may submit your entries digitally and, if your work is selected, arrange delivery of your work to City Arts no later than Friday 25th  October.

Due to the numbers of entries we receive there will be a selection process for the exhibition. Artists will be notified by 18th October and work that is not selected will be available for collection at City Arts from 21st October.

If you need further information please contact Kate Duncan – 0115 9782463.


  • All works will remain on display until the end of the exhibition
  • You will be informed when work is sold; buyers will pay City Arts in full for the purchase, and you will be asked to invoice us for your stated sale price. Please note, City Arts will be taking a 10% admin fee on all work over £50 sold.
  • Buyers will be asked to collect their purchases from City Arts in May 2014.