#CreativeConnect FREE Online Networking

Event Details

Join Glasgow Connected Arts Network for some FREE, fun and friendly networking on Wed 26th of May! 11am – 12pm on Zoom with guest speaker Sarah Grant, Art Therapist and Creative Lead for SMHAF Renfrewshire.

About this Event

Glasgow CAN’s monthly #CreativeConnect sessions are designed to be an informal way to connect with other Participatory Artists and Organisations in Glasgow. Each month we bring on board a guest speaker who delivers a 20 minute talk at the event about their practice or organisation, giving you the opportunity to learn and ask questions. It’s the perfect environment to connect with peers, meet new faces and strengthen your network and knowledge of what’s happening in the world of Participatory Arts. You do not have to be a Glasgow CAN member to join in.

This month we are joined by Sarah Grant, an artist and art therapist working for the NHS in adult mental health in Renfrewshire. Sarah is also the Creative Lead for the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival (SMHAF) in Renfrewshire, and has a studio and painting practice in the Independent Studios of Trongate 103. Sarah will chat to us about her role with the Festival in arts and health and also showcase an online art project on Instagram called @Uncovered_streets which she plans to exhibit in the lobby of Trongate 103 later this year.

Now in its 15th year, the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival (SMHAF) is one of Scotland’s most diverse cultural events, covering everything from music, film and visual art to theatre, dance, and literature. In 2021, SMHAF takes place from 3-23 May – online at mhfestival.com and in regions across Scotland – and explore the theme of ‘Normality?’

Launched in 2007, SMHAF has grown into one of the largest festivals of its kind in the world, with over 300 events and 25,000 attendees across Scotland each year. Its innovative approach, combining high quality artistic events with community led programming and a social justice agenda, has been replicated internationally.

You can find more information about the festival here: https://www.mhfestival.com/about

We look forward to welcoming you to this exciting event!

Access Information

The Zoom link will be sent to attendees in advance of the event. For any technical problems, please email comms@glasgowcan.org

This event is for ages 16+ and will be held online. You will need a good internet connection and a laptop/computer/mobile device to join us.

There will be no more than 30 attendees. Participation is optional and you are more than welcome to leave your camera and microphone off if you would prefer.

If you have any specific access requirements please indicate when reserving a ticket and we will do our best to meet any requests. For example, we can arrange for a BSL interpreter if needed.

Events may be recorded so please let us know in advance if you would not like to be featured in this.


This event is FREE. You do not need to be a member of Glasgow CAN to attend. If you have any specific access requirements such as a BSL interpreter please email info@glasgowcan.org or call 07595554579 and leave a message with contact information and we will get back to you if we can’t answer the call. Please allow at least one week for us to make these arrangements for you to attend.