Grantee tags mental health

A Girl Mad as Birds (Nellie Bly and the Lunatic’s Ball)

Parry, Cheryl

Year Grant Awarded: 2022

This installation of portraits, poetic objects, preserved bird skins, nests and text explores the commonly belief in 19th century psychiatry that women were predisposed to madness. Journalist Nellie Bly’s exposé, Ten Days in a Madhouse, shed light on their misdiagnosis and horrific treatment. Read More

Vision for a Voluntary World


Year Grant Awarded: 2021

Vision for a Voluntary World describes a world that functions entirely on intrinsic motivation; that is, passion, self-direction, and care. Read More

Do you know who I am?

McCracken, Jr, James

Year Grant Awarded: 2019

Do you know who I am? is a photo-based project that includes installation, sculpture, video, printmaking, and found objects to create a narrative that reframes his experiences with systems of control and opens new possibilities of reform. Read More

Orchestrating Change

Me2/Orchestra, Inc.

Year Grant Awarded: 2019

Orchestrating Change is the feature documentary that tells the inspiring story of the only orchestra in the world created by and for people living with mental illness. Read More


Patz, Naomi

Year Grant Awarded: 2017

“The Last Cyclist,” a fabulous piece of theater and vital piece of Holocaust history, is a filmed production of a cabaret originally written and rehearsed in the Terezín Ghetto. A searing refutation of Nazi madness, it is brilliantly acted, bitterly funny, and caustic to the bone. Read More

The Wish Horse

Ford, Lisa

Year Grant Awarded: 2015

The Wish Horse is a short narrative film about an important social issue: the effects on children when a parent has a mental illness. Read More