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mad arts

The Canada Council recognizes mad arts within the overall Disability Arts sector. Mad is framed as a social and political identity by people who have been labeled as mentally ill or as having mental health issues. Rather than focusing on awareness and coping with stigma, Mad Pride focuses on expressing the unique ways people experience the world in terms of making meaning, developing communities, and creating culture. Mad arts is the artistic exploration of Mad Pride focusing on mad histories and identities.