This year’s Rendezvous With Madness theme “#MoreThanRebellion”, embodies the festival’s efforts to normalize informed public discourse around mental health, addiction, recovery and wellness. More Than Rebellion means tearing down a broken system in favour of a generational change. The art showcased at the festival will mend broken hearts and soothe weary minds. This art will challenge, inspire, and enlighten. This art will fuel a rebellion, and so much more.
The Rendezvous with Madness Festival is the first and largest arts and mental health festival in the world. Using art as the entry point to illuminate and investigate the realities and mythologies surrounding mental illness and addiction, Rendezvous With Madness spotlights the human capacity for endurance in the face of great challenges. As community members are feeling the emotional effects of months of isolation, income precarity, and anxiety over what the future holds, the Rendezvous With Madness Festival offers a unique opportunity to come together in reflection and discussion.
In Sickness & In Health, But Mostly in Sickness, by Sarah Trad, Making Mad exhibition. Photo by Aj Dissanayake.
Q&A for Foxy & Artists' Health Alliance Shorts screening
Psychosis, Ronald Taylor Dance, photo by Colin Medley.