Little Sparks is a new Mental Health Arts Festival for Wales, a Disability Arts Cymru and Making Minds initiative.
Wales is the only part of the UK and Ireland yet to have an arts festival dedicated to Mental Health. Such events elsewhere have helped reduce Mental health stigma and discrimination, raise awareness of mental health and celebrate the relationship between creativity and mental health. Mark Smith, Founder of Making Minds
Little Sparks will just be a taste of what we intend will become an all Wales annual event. We have been overwhelmed by the ground swell of support and enthusiasm for this initiative and by working in close partnership with the arts and Mental health sectors we have brought together a diverse programme of events across Wales.
Sara Mackay, Operational Director, Disability Arts Cymru