Art of the Minds Festival

Celebrate mental health and wellbeing with Art of the Minds during National Mental Health Week.

With lots of events on offer, many of which are free, it’s a celebration of all things mental health, featuring music, art and spoken word. From professional development sessions to grassroots activities, from traditional and contemporary to the quirky and unusual, the program is designed to inspire, educate and entertain.

The Festival’s program is broad and innovative, offering diverse experiences, dedicated personal and professional development services, and a wide variety of immersive art, health and wellbeing experiences.

Art of the Minds aims to activate, educate and engage the Surf Coast and wider community to creatively manage mental health and wellbeing.

Celebrating creative community conversations and connections in mental wellbeing.

See event program on website:

For many reasons, events may be cancelled, postponed or details changed. Please check the individual event's official website or social media channels for the latest information.


Surf Coast Shire Council Acknowledges the Wadawurrung People, and Gulidjan and Gadubanud Peoples of the Eastern Maar, their Elders and leaders past, present and emerging as the Traditional Owners of the skies, land, waters and sea country across our municipality. We acknowledge their care and custodianship for more than 60,000 years, which continues today. We walk with them as we respectfully care for and tread lightly on these lands. We also extend that respect to all First Nations people who are part of the community.