UBA Foundation’s Mental Health Art Project

Application Deadline:

Call for submissions runs from 20th of May 2022 till 20th of June 2022

UBA Foundation's Mental Health Art Project

Society has made speaking up about mental health or seeking help, a thing to be ashamed of. The stigmatisation that comes with mental health has made it difficult for people to be open about issues bordering on it. UBA Foundation is happy to be part of global changemakers that always seek to prioritise mental well-being and make stigmatisation a thing of the past.

We believe that utmost attention should be given to our mind just as we give to our body. This is why the UBA foundation has come up with an initiative to raise awareness about mental well-being called Mental Health Art Project. This project aims to use the beauty and calming effect of Art to showcase people with special mental needs and care.

Eligible Countries

About the project

This initiative is meant to spark global change locally, by displaying large-scale black and white portraits of members of this community in public spaces.  

We are calling for submissions of portraits with visible facial expressions. (The moods can be happy, sad, laughing, anxious, confused, etc.).

All you need to do is sign the consent form and upload your image below.

The call for submissions runs from the 20th of May, 2022 till the 20th of June, 2022.

Selection Criteria, Guidelines and Eligibility

Follow these steps above to participate

How to Apply:


The first prize for the UBA National Essay 
Competition is a N3 million educational grant,
while the second and third prizes are N2.5 million
and N2 million in educational grants to any African University of their choice.

Number of Scholarships: 3