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Mental Health through Art

Open call for Beyond the Label art exhibition @ Jewel Changi Airport

Beyond the Label (BTL) is a nation-wide movement started in 2018 by National Council of Social Service (NCSS) which focuses on addressing stigma and promoting social inclusion for persons with mental health conditions (PMHCs).

Led by NCSS and TOUCH Community Services, the agencies under the BTL Collective will work in partnership with stakeholders in the mental health ecosystem to achieve objectives such as:

  • Raise awareness of stigma and advocate for greater support for persons with mental health conditions;

  • Educate and equip the public with peer support skills that help them interact and support persons with mental health conditions;

  • Implement workplace adjustments to support persons with mental health conditions  better; and

  • Encourage those who need help to seek help early.


We are thrilled to announce an art exhibition opportunity at the upcoming Beyond the Label Festival, taking place at Jewel Changi Airport on Friday, September 8, 2023, from 10am to 9pm.

We are seeking 10 artworks that convey what mental health means to you. Kindly ensure that your submitted art pieces are in 2D, with any dimension not exceeding 60cm (inclusive of frame) and the weight less than 2kg. 

Final artworks are subject to organisers' evaluation and selection. Short listed artworks will be on table (90x90cm) display. Artists need to bring their own table easels and prepare artist plates.


With art, we hope to encourage you to express your personal interpretation of mental wellness. We hope to hear from you!


Project timeline:

Open call starts: 1 June 2023
Submission deadline:  15 July 2023
Evaluation period: 15-31 July 2023
Announcement of selected artworks: 14 August 2023
Set up date & time : TBC (Subject to Jewel, Changi Airport guidelines)
Tear down date & time: TBC (Subject to Jewel, Changi Airport guidelines)

Join the open call now!

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