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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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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At the beginning of the ‘Home’ project I purchased fifty metres of white cotton fabric to use in the workshops. Over the course of seven months this cloth has been torn up, written on, painted, stamped, drawn on, projected over, folded, hung, draped, layered, tied, punctured, stitched, appliquéd and gathered. We have expressed our feelings, […]

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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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Anna Ray has been working with mothers in Ashford on the Artist Commission: Home. The group is made up of migrant mothers from Syria and long-term resident mothers from Ashford. In this blog Anna shares some of the ways they have been working with embroidery to explore the theme. Home Blog: The Home Within Ourselves Everything […]

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In 2015 People United supported the residents of Newington, Ramsgate to host the first ever arts festival for their community as part of The Best of Us project, three years and four brilliant festivals later, our Project Coordinator Becky Vincer went back in 2018 to see how Best Fest has evolved.   I arrived at […]

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