ArtsPeople was founded to play a role in the new (art) world order – where people’s expectations for how they connect with art and design are growing exponentially. With a deep connection to Japan, we explore how art can enrich our everyday lives.
“I started ArtsPeople because I wanted to work directly with artists and arts companies to make things happen – to create my own projects, or to help them realise theirs. Most important for me is feeling the direct response of the audience – to see them connect with the artist and with each other – to share that moment with their colleagues, friends or children, their Mum and Dad, or their Grandparents.
Every time I think how fantastic it is to witness their smiles or tears, and hear their stories. I want to give them a beautiful memory together, a transformative experience that lodges itself somewhere in their soul.
In this fast-paced and distracted time we live in, I believe our community needs more moments of coming together that are meaningful, beautiful, thought-provoking, emotional, irrational, honest, idealistic, dystopian, utopian, funny, serious, confusing, overwhelming, energising, empowering and exciting. Although maybe not all at the same time …”
– Kathryn Hunyor, ArtsPeople Director and Founder