The Wishart Group is an artist-led company dedicated to focusing on health and wellness in making professional music and art a viable and sustainable career for a vastly expanded group of people.
Protecting the wellbeing of people, whether on a public or private level, is a powerful expression of self-care and empathy, and is not just logical -- it is crucial to our near and distant future. It is also crucial to the future of industries we rely on, including the arts. Promoting the wellbeing of artists should not be introduced to the media industries as a commercial task. The Wishart Group’s multiple entities bring together scientists, researchers, advocates, lobbyists, and more to promote causes that underlie artists wellbeing
Our primary goal is to align artists with the leading scientists and advocates in key areas to capture public attention and direct that attention to specific action.
"I simply didn’t realise how little we understand that mental health is not a benefit, but a human right."
— Michael Angelakos, Passion Pit
Our Program Goals
Build a community of musicians, supporters, and media who can advocate about mental health safely and knowledgeably, to minimize stigma in the space.
Advocacy creation for mental health, neuroscience and new forms of therapeutic treatments for mental illness from non-traditional inputs.
Creating unique funding opportunities for science in mental health research and beyond.
Piloting a consortium to collect and share data from artists with other sectors to accelerate scientific discovery.
Developing and implementing resource packages to provide innovative forms of healthcare for artists.
Aligning brands and corporations to make existing resources affordable and accessible for artists.
Generate public funding for the arts and music.