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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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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In its 21st year, International World Kindness Day is a recognised movement celebrated once a year on November 13th. It is a day for sharing inspirational stories of kindness, globally, and highlighting the strength of empathy, community and compassion especially in times of conflict and disconnect. It is a symbolic date in the People United […]

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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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People United are launching two brand new resources to support young people to achieve Arts Awards with an arts and kindness theme. We are delighted to launch Discovering Kindness and Exploring Kindness at a time when more and more young people are engaging in social action movements such as the #iwill campaign and youth climate […]

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On Monday 29th October the Arts & Prosocial behaviour Group (APRG) met for their second meeting of the academic year. This month we had our first international guest speaker, Dr. Chaio-l Tseng, a research associate in the Faculty of Linguistics and Literary Sciences at the University of Bremen. She gave a talk her ongoing project […]

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As our 2018 Self-Identity Artist Commission approaches its last few weeks, artists Sarah Cole and Annis Joslin share how they are finalising ideas with domestic violence support group Joining Hands, Joining Hearts (JHJH). Gearing Up We have just spent the day reviewing the video material we have so far, working out what else we might need, playing with […]

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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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To celebrate World Kindness Day on Monday 13th November 2017 People United has given away ten LED neon ‘be kind’ signs across the UK including: a hospital on the Isle of Bute, Scotland; a Girlguiding group in Merseyside; a community cafe in Wiltshire; and a library in East Yorkshire.  The ten lucky recipients of the […]

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