Artist Commission: Humour with Compton Verney

People United and Compton Verney want to commission an artist or artist collective to celebrate and explore how humour can positively effect emotions and behaviour.

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A final reflection for our Navigating with Kindness series, from Janice McGuinness

For the final piece in our Navigating with Kindness, COVID-19 response series, our CEO Janice McGuinness reflects on the series as a whole in the context of where we are now.

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Navigating with Kindness- a response from Newington’s Chill Club

For the penultimate piece in our Navigating with Kindness COVID-19 response series we asked the young people from Newington’s Chill Club to reflect on life during lockdown and what it means to them moving forward.

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Kind Canterbury – Museum of Us

A new artwork responding to COVID-19 by celebrating ‘Kind Canterbury’

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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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Artist Commission: Humour with Compton Verney

People United and Compton Verney want to commission an artist or artist collective to...

A final reflection for our Navigating with Kindness series, from Janice McGuinness

For the final piece in our Navigating with Kindness, COVID-19 response series, our CEO...

Navigating with Kindness- a response from Newington’s Chill Club

For the penultimate piece in our Navigating with Kindness COVID-19 response series we asked...

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