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Beautiful Distress was founded on the concept that there is a great deal of mental suffering, that not enough people are aware of this and that not enough is done to stop it.

The Foundation uses art in an attempt to open up the world of psychiatry and battle the stigma attached to it.

Why art? Beautiful Distress believes that art is pre-eminently capable of articulating and depicting the human condition




The Art of Impact - a good start

Maarten Van Overeem

2016 started well for Beautiful Distress. A grant was awarded to Beautiful Distress by the Art of Impact Fund to create a major interactive art exhibition and conference.
The Art of Impact fund (an initiative from the Dutch Secretary of State for Culture, Education and Science, Jet Bussemaker, stimulates one-off new art projects with a clear impact on a social issue or problem.

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