Arts and Prosocial Research Group meeting | September, 2018 On Monday 24th September the Arts & Prosocial behaviour Group (APRG) met for their first meeting of the new academic year. This interdisciplinary group brings together academics, students, artists, and practitioners to explore how the arts (in its many forms) can nurture prosocial behaviour, acts of […]

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After pausing for the summer holidays artist’s Sarah Cole and Annis Joslin think about what’s next for the Self-Identity Artist Commission with domestic violence support group Joining Hands, Joining Hearts (JHJH). Thinking Through the Mess of ideas, time, money and pain We have had a long summer break. We met a few weeks ago at […]

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World Kindness Day 2018 | #proudtobekind A year on from the #bekindsigns campaign In 2017 People United gave away ten LED neon ‘be kind’ signs to inspire acts of kindness across the UK and start a #BeKindSigns revolution. People around the world created their own ‘be kind’ artworks and displayed them on World Kindness Day. […]

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Anna Ray has been working with mothers in Ashford on the Artist Commission: Home. The group is made up of migrant mothers from Syria and long-term resident mothers from Ashford. In this blog Anna shares some of the ways they have been working with embroidery to explore the theme. Home Blog: The Home Within Ourselves Everything […]

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Call Out: Artist or Designer Wanted! Create Arts & Kindness Themed Arts Award ‘Logbooks’ with a Ramsgate Youth Club Artist Brief People United is looking for a talented artist or designer to work with a youth group called ‘Chill Club’ in Newington, Ramsgate to co-create arts and kindness themed ‘logbooks’ for Arts Award Discover and […]

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The Self-Identity Artist Commission celebrated its half-way point with a private event to show work that has been made so far. In this blog Sarah Cole and Annis Joslin share some of the stories from the event. A Deliberately Messy Business A big day – about forty people were invited to come and see what we have […]

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In 2015 People United supported the residents of Newington, Ramsgate to host the first ever arts festival for their community as part of The Best of Us project, three years and four brilliant festivals later, our Project Coordinator Becky Vincer went back in 2018 to see how Best Fest has evolved.   I arrived at […]

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Chief Executive Officer Full-time, permanent, starting salary c. £37,000 p.a. depending on experience. During her four and a half years with us, our current Chief Executive Officer has steered the charity successfully through our founder’s planned departure and an exciting time of organisational growth.  With an expanding team, a new Business Plan and four years […]

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In this blog Sarah Cole and Annis Joslin share some reflections and thoughts on preparing for an interim event for the Self-Identity Artist Commission .  Testing Ground We have collectively agreed to test some of the work we have made so far on a ‘friendly audience’ in a few weeks’ time. We are going to use […]

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Artists Sarah Cole and Annis Joslin share the latest from the Self-Identity Artist Commission. They are working with Joining Hands, Joining Hearts – a support group for victims and survivors of sexual and domestic abuse who aim to help disempowered and isolated women through emotional and practical support.  Burn This We are both avidly watching series two […]

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