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The Arts Special Interest Group

Welcome to the Arts and Psychiatry Special Interest Group (ArtSIG). ArtSIG provides a focus for psychiatrists interested in the arts and their role in mental health and mental health education.

ArtSIG aims to enrich practice by promoting arts therapies and the use of the arts in education and in enhancing the understanding of psychiatrists’ roles within medicine and within society.

From this page you can sign up to ArtSIG, get involved in promoting the arts in psychiatry and keep up to date with latest news and events.

Aims and Objectives


Executive Committee


How to join





Aims and Objectives


Our Aims:

  • Provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and collaboration
  • Promote art as therapy
  • Promote understanding of arts therapies
  • Utilise our professional expertise to support the authentic portrayal of mental states

Our Current Objectives:

  • To grow the SIG membership and identify the many arts activities taking place
  • We are seeking articles of any relevance
  • Inform ArtSIG members of any relevant upcoming arts events

Executive Committee

TBS Balamurali (Joint Chair)

Peter MacRae (Joint Chair)

Hannah Ali (Financial Officer)

How to join

ArtSIG is open to all members of The Royal College of Psychiatrists. Members and Associates may join by completing our online application form or emailing the College Membership office. Others may be invited to join at the discretion of the ArtSIG Chair.



The Arts and Psychiatry SIG Conference – 'The Creative Therapies'

Date: 2 March 2018

Venue: Royal College of Psychiatrists



The first ArtSIG Newsletter - March 2016


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