How do people transform their worlds through creativity and the arts? What difference can art make for those who live in situations of risk, violence and crisis? Who are the artists on the peripheries of our societies and how are they working to bring about change?

People’s Palace Projects seeks to ask these questions through participatory arts projects, performances, educational initiatives and debates. We bring artists, activists, academics and audiences together for projects that address a wide range of social justice and human rights issues.

People’s Palace Projects is based in the East End of London and has worked with a wide range of local communities.

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Just launched: Can We Talk About It? A new film created by young people

At the beginning of August, eight young people from across London joined People’s Palace Projects as part of the Rich Mix Takeover Festival for a full week of drama and film workshops on the theme “Can we talk about it?”.  An intensive week of creativity saw the group work with drama and film facilitators to script, shoot and edit […]

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OPEN CALL: 2nd artistic residency in Brazil offered to UK based artists

British Council Brazil and People’s Palace Projects are offering a year’s programme of three residencies for UK based emerging artists in Brazil, produced by Casa Rio (PPP do Brasil’s artist residency space, Rio de Janeiro) to take place between September 2017 and April 2018. The first residency takes place in September 2017 between Rio de […]

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Just announced: artist selected for 1st B2B artistic residency in Brazil

PPP and British Council are excited to announce the award of the first of three “Air B2B: Britain to Brazil” artistic residencies to Conrad Murray: actor, writer, director, rapper and beatboxer, drama teacher and founding member/facilitator for the last 9 years of the BAC Beatbox Academy.  His work has been performed at Battersea Arts Centre, Southbank Centre, […]

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The currency of cultural exchange – phase 2

According to the indigenous Kuikuro people in Brazil, artists are itseke, powerful spirits of invisible knowledge. As part of its commitment to explore the special way in which artists ‘know’ the world, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is building a unique research project with the Kuikuro which asks how we can measure the value […]

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Xingu Residency (May 2017): Creative Lab /Utopia

Creative Lab /Utopia was a two-week artistic residency wherein Takumã Kuikuro, an indigenous filmmaker from the Brazilian Xingu territory, collaborated with British digital technology artist Adam Lowe (director of Factum Foundation) and Jerry Brotton (scholar in cartographic history at Queen Mary, University of London) in his village located in the heart of the Mato Grosso region of Brazil. The […]

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No Feedback in the Creative Commons

No Feedback In the Creative Commons is a practice-based research study led by PPP project director Shana Swiss in partnership with No Feedback CIC to evaluate whether discovery-based learning through participatory performance can change discriminatory attitudes and behaviour.  No Feedback  is an immersive theatrical event that combines cutting-edge human rights research and physical theatre in a newly devised world. Click here […]

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People's Palace Projects
Queen Mary, University of London
Mile End Road
London, E1 4NS

+44 (0)207 882 5618

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