Out There Creative Therapy is now a recipient of a 3 year grass roots grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation! Out There and Trillium are looking for youth ages 12 all the way up to 30 years to be involved in high-end creative ventures including original music, sketch video comedy, fashion shows, visual arts and even monthly DRY BAR dances at Out There's new studio in downtown Springfield, ON!
Some people battling certain mental illnesses have been told: "Don't be scared - It's not real". That's the case with Screamfield; our annual, volunteer-run, stigma-smashing Halloween haunt held in Springfield, Ontario! But interesting what people will put themselves through when they know it's all in fun!
Screamfield starts inside Malahide Community Place and then ventures outdoors along the ground's path and woods. So hold on to your organs and join us as we #GETBRAVE about mental illness all while celebrating mental health!
"Spooky Larry" is always looking for new spooks from all walks of the "undead" to join in and help create this exciting event! Pre-production starts in August and Screamfield runs the last week in October. Contact us if you are interested in becoming a part of this growing attraction!
In addition, on the final night of Screamfield, Out There & Music Central present a Family Costume Dance Party (7-9pm) and then a licensed Adult Costume Dance Party (9pm-1am)!
A portion of the proceeds raised from Screamfield & the dances go to local mental health organizations including The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) & The Psychosis Survivors Network of St Thomas.
WARNING: Spooky Larry's mom should have named him "Scary Larry." It would have had a better ring to it. And "Scary" could also be used to describe this event. But #GETBRAVE and admit yourself to Screamfield!
- Different every year!
Out There is a proud partner with professional comedian & counsellor David Granirer's Stand Up For Mental Health program. "SMH" teaches anyone affected by mental illness how to write and perform stand up comedy. Then we facilitate a tour, where participants perform real stand up comedy shows, break down stigma and bust some guts!
SMH has become worldwide! More information about David's program can be found at www.standupformentalhealth.com. This program is being offered by Out There Creative Therapy starting in January of 2017 at no cost to it's participants. Contact us for more information.
Hip Hop music has always been a strong force/voice and intensly "felt" by so many people. At Out There, we don't shy away from using Hip Hop music in a positive and healthy way to become a voice for anyone who wants to use it. Out There provides vocal, writing and beat making sessions for free. We also have jam sessions where anyone is free to get on the mic or the 1 & 2s and create beats using an MPC Beat Machine. People are encouraged to make their own beats, write their own rhymes and collaborate with others. Sessions are lead by rapper/producer Kellen De Vos and professional rapper/producer Malichi Male.