About

About

Mad Pride Hull is part of an international movement committed to thinking, talking and acting creatively around madness, challenging normality and celebrating diversity. Using art we highlight how mad our world really is and how it so often makes us unwell. We work together to nurture ourselves and our unrequested gifts, to find our voices and tell our stories, so we can bring about a fairer and more beautiful world.

Mad Pride Hull began in 2016, born out of conversations among a variety of artists and community workers who wanted to respond creatively to the “mental health” crisis. We started small, beginning a drop in art-space, called Inside-Out, and a mutual-aid support group inspired by the Icarus Project (https://theicarusproject.net/).

Then, during Hull City of Culture 2017, we received funding to deliver 53 artist-facilitated workshops with community groups across the city, to put on two exhibitions, two film-showings, a performance night, culminating with  a Mad Pride carnival and festival in Pearson Park.

We are now looking to build on 2017 into 2018 and beyond!