an ALL FOR CHARITY arts for mental health campaign

Fear-Less an ALL FOR CHARITY arts for mental health campaign

Be Fear-Less! The Poetry Cooperative in collaboration with musician Gerald Cosgrove and many others, as well as Art in Mind Galway, is launching a drive to promote the arts as a means of maintaining good mental health. 

The project is a brainchild of Gerald Cosgrove, who, pre-Covid, staged many fundraising events under the banner “The Language of Music”. Gerald’s intention is to inspire people who are struggling with mental health issues to play music while raising funds for mental health charities. Neither the venue nor any musicians involved took any payments for their efforts.  Now that venues are open again, Gerald is organising fundraising gigs once again. 

Fear-Less – The Book

As an extension to Gerald’s project, the Poetry Cooperative and Art in Mind, Galway put out a call for submissions for poems and visual art. The “Fear-Less” book is to inspire people to write and engage in visual arts for mental health. The proceeds of the sale of the book will go to Art in Mind, Galway, and Jigsaw. Both charities are helping us with the logistics of this fundraising campaign.

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Fear-Less – The Book Launch

We would like to thank all the artists and poets who trusted us with their work. It was a real privilege to read and enjoy all the wonderful submissions. After many long hours, we chose the final selection of art and poetry for our book.

It is now finally time to invite everyone to the launch. The Harbour Hotel in Galway is making one of their fabulous function rooms available to us free of charge. There will be food and drink, poetry, art, and music. Plus, you will get the opportunity to purchase the book and support Jigsaw and Art in Mind.

Please come along and bring your friends and family!

Other Ways to Get Involved – Music, Venues, Donations

If you are a musician or venue owner and would like to get involved, please contact us at support@poetrycooperative.org. You can also get in touch if you have other ways to support us.