ArtsPeople was founded to play a role in the new (art) world order – where expectations for how people connect with art and design are growing exponentially. Heavily inspired and deeply influenced by Japan, we strive to create accessible moments for everyone to engage with art in their lives.
ArtsPeople creates opportunities for people to engage with art through meaningful, playful and enriching experiences. ‘Arts Company’ meets ‘Arts Consultancy’, we create our own arts productions for a range of Festivals and Museums, and also work with clients to help them develop and deliver theirs.
From exhibitions and participatory art events, to talks, workshops and everything in-between, we create dynamic experiences to enrich and inspire.
It’s the cornerstone of what we do. We build trust and nurture long-term relationships with a network of creative talents across Australia and Japan.
With a focus on Australian and Japanese contemporary art, craft and design, we create meaningful experiences for audiences of all ages.
We develop long-term relationships with the public, private and education sectors across Australia and Japan, from museums and galleries, to businesses, government agencies, universities, and schools.
We assemble teams of highly skilled professionals to collaboratively deliver on the needs of a project.
We’re curators, producers, writers, designers, consultants, creative strategists, programmers, researchers, connectors….we’re arts people.
ArtsPeople Director Kathryn Hunyor is a Japanese-speaking Creative Director & Producer, Consultant and Speaker. She collaborates directly with artists and presenters to create contemporary art and design projects between Sydney and Tokyo where she is currently based. Key recent works for ArtsPeople include Jurassic Plastic with Hiroshi Fuji, Join the Dots, Tanabata with Slow Art Collective, Art Ninjas at Barangaroo and Farming Tokyo with Stephen Mushin.
Former Head of Creative Programs at the Australian Design Centre, Kathryn led the development of the ADC’s artistic program, devising and commissioning key curatorial, learning, digital and audience engagement projects. Previously Cultural Officer a the Australian Embassy in Tokyo, Kathryn managed the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s cultural diplomacy efforts in Japan. She holds a Bachelor of Asian Studies and Masters in Japanese Literature from the University of Sydney.
Kathryn is proud to not own a single Hello Kitty accessory despite living in Japan for more than 8 years since 1995.