Buy a People United inspired ‘be kind’ sign from bag&bones

bag&bones have launched a newly designed ‘be kind’ sign inspired by their work with us, which you can pre-order today from their website.

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Photos from our symposium

When we hosted our first symposium (Provoking Change: The Arts and Kindness Conversation) back in November, we enlisted our brilliant colleague Matt Wilson to take photos on the day.

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Read our new report – Taking Care, The Art of Kindness

Taking Care is the third report in People United’s trilogy of arts and kindness publications. It aims to show our participatory arts methodology and capture our working processes from a range of perspectives.

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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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Inspirational Away Days

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

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Provoking Change: The Arts and Kindness Conversation – film

We’re concluding 5 weeks of reflection in what we think is the best way...

Buy a People United inspired ‘be kind’ sign from bag&bones

In 2017 People United launched a ‘be kind’ campaign leading up to World Kindness...

Kindness Column: From Random to Radical

Janice, our CEO, wrote a blog for Arts Council England which was published on...


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