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. Where The grounds of Compton Verney, an art gallery and parkland in Warwickshire. When August– September 2020.  The successful artist(s) will need to be available to start immediately with most […]

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People United is interested in exploring the kinds of positive place-based interventions that create or support connectedness and encourage kindness. This is an opportunity to spend a day or two imagining and designing new visual and physical creative artworks, objects, and interventions that could positively influence human behaviour in shared spaces.   Kind Places & […]

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The third in our series of responses to a prompt card from our resource Navigating with Kindness comes from artist and People United Trustee, Maria Amidu (pictured). We asked Maria to consider the card “are you living your values?” which is pictured below, along with the following prompts: Are your core principles and values being […]

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The first in our new series of responses to the prompt cards from our resource Navigating with Kindness comes from writer and performer Bernadette Russell.   We asked Bernadette to consider the prompt “pay attention” (from the card pictured below).  She came back with the following blog, which encourages us to pay attention to the good […]

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Last November we published our third research report, Taking Care- The Art of Kindness. To accompany the report we produced a companion resource called Navigating with Kindness – a metaphorical map that reflects the different kinds of terrains and journeys you might experience in the life of a creative project and a set of beautifully […]

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Kindness strengthens connections and creates a sense of community, in turn it nurtures hope, resilience and positivity. During this challenging time of uncertainty, physical distancing and social isolation, intentional acts of kindness are having a radically positive impact on our lives. “We need to think about kindness more than ever, not just as something soft […]

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People United’s Becky Vincer and Shazza Ali have written an article for TES Magazine celebrating the research and methodology of our Arts & Kindness Weeks. You can read it below or listen online here. Caped crusader’s mission to promote kindness in schools An unlikely superhero is bringing a creative approach to the promotion of empathy […]

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Home is where the art is. An exhibition at The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge- until 13th October. Home, an exciting collection of artwork created by award-winning textile artist Anna Ray, with recently resettled Syrian mothers and long-term Ashford based mothers, is currently showing at The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge in Canterbury. Home […]

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Stacie, our Digital and Communications Coordinator, reflects on her time at Tate Exchange which took place from 29 – 31 May 2019. The theme of this year’s Tate Exchange at Tate Modern was Movement. As soon as I arrived at the stairwell that leads you to the 5th floor of the Blavatnik building, my ears […]

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We are delighted to announce that of our Artist Commission project Home will be shown next week on Monday 21 January 2019 on BBC 1 Inside Out South East at 7:30pm. Inside Out came to the opening of our exhibition in Ashford and interviewed artist Anna Ray and some of the amazing women involved with the project. Home – commissioned by People United, the Diocese […]

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