Self-Identity Blog: Landing

As our 2018 Self-Identity commission comes to an end, artists Sarah and Annis share a round-up of their project with Joining Hands, Joining Hearts.

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Making a Community by artist Anna Ray

Read Anna's final reflection about our recently completed Home commission, Anna talks about her process, the journey and what the project meant to her.

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We’re interested in Arts, Kindness & Social Change

People United is an innovative charity that explores how the arts and creativity can grow kindness, empathy and a sense of common humanity. We work with artists, academics and activists to explore the potential of the arts in making a difference in the world.

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Research: Changing the World through Arts and Kindness

Read our latest report which showcases key research findings from ten years of People United’s projects to show that the arts can and do lead to kindness intentions and behaviour.

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Inspirational Away Days

Reflective and supportive Away Days made bespoke for you against the wonderful backdrop of Canterbury.

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Latest news & blog

Our Artist Commission project ‘Home’ to be featured on BBC Inside Out South East

We are delighted to announce that of our Artist Commission project Home will be shown next week...

Home Blog: Making a Community by Anna Ray

At the beginning of the ‘Home’ project I purchased fifty metres of white cotton...

Messy Business: Moving Forward

People United and Joining Hands, Joining Hearts announce the completion of their commission, Self-Identity,...


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Artist Commission: Home by Anna Ray


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