Sheila’s weekly update 33: NP emerging artists programme and mental health awareness week

This week I am mindful that it is #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek. I’ve been sharing some posts on instagram this week based on that. This year’s theme is nature, which is central to my work and my physical and mental well being. Particularly during lock down where I gained much richer connection with my immediate environment which really helped me creatively and personally.

This week I’m delighted to share that I have been selected to be part of the NewPlatform Art professional development programme for emerging artists. I am part of a group of 50 artists who will get professional mentoring over the next year to help us develop sustainable practice. I’m so pleased to be part of this group, as I really didn’t expect to get selected but I am hoping it will bring some new focus, practical skills and most importantly new connections.