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Nigel Bart

Nigel Bart, BFA, is the Founder and Studio Facilitator of Artbeat Studio Inc. Music and art play a large role in Nigel’s life and were a great resource in his recovery after the onset of schizophrenia at the age of 19.

Recognizing a strong connection between mental health and creativity, Nigel and his parents opened Artbeat Studio Inc. in 2005 to offer free studio space to artists recovering from mental illness.

Nigel has Bachelor of Fine Arts with a Video Major, has produced an award winning anti-stigma video “Inside Out” and has had his work exhibited at the National Art Gallery of Ottawa. He is an active mental health advocate, spokesperson, and presenter and has been the recipient of several awards including an honourary artist award from the MB Foundation of the Arts and The Flag of Hope Award from the Schizophrenia Society of Canada.

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