WHAT WE DO
Our specialty is participatory,
socially-engaged contemporary art experiences for audiences of all ages.
If you are a festival or museum looking for immersive, hands-on experiences, we deliver projects that bring art to life for your audience. Our works are multi-sensory, uplifting and thought-provoking!
We can work to a specific brief or present you with fresh ideas that meet your needs.
All these projects are available for tour in Australia and internationally.
Our Services include:
Creative Concept Development
Public Program Curation
Contact us to discuss your arts programming needs.
We work between Sydney & Tokyo as cross-cultural arts curators and consultants
Our services are tailored for:
Australian arts companies & individuals keen to work effectively with Japan. We sensitively navigate Japanese cultural practices to achieve your project.
Japanese arts companies & individuals keen to engage international audiences. We help you promote outstanding Japanese art, craft and design to an international audience.
We draw on an extensive network developed over 25 years in the government, business & cultural sectors.
Our bi-lingual consulting services include:
Relationship Negotiation & Management
Market Development Strategies
Translation and Interpreting
Arts Sector Research & Advice
Contact us to discuss your project between Japan & Australia, or internationally.
Japanese Arts Consulting
Public Art Consulting
We create cohesive, aesthetic environments for public buildings, hospitals & urban developments
We are skilled curators, designers, stakeholder consultants, and creators of participatory arts experiences. We intuitively understand the importance of site-specific storytelling in cultivating emotional connection to place and community. We work intuitively across art, craft, design, music, dance, and cultural history.
Our public art & design consulting services include:
Art and design integration into the built environment
Participatory art curation and delivery
Stakeholder coordination across diverse communities
Collaboration with cross-disciplinary creative teams.
Contact us to discuss your public art & design consulting needs.
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Australian Chamber Orchestra
Australian Design Centre
Australian Embassy, Tokyo
Biennale of Sydney
Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre
Clemenger BBDO Sydney
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Fairfield City Museum and Gallery
Grace Cossington Smith Gallery
Kaikai Kiki Co. Ltd
Mosman Art Gallery
Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences
Powerhouse Museum and Sydney Observatory
See Saw Films (I AM THAT)
SPIRAL / Wacoal Art Centre, Tokyo
Sydney Opera House
Toshiba Australia and New Zealand
University of New South Wales
University of Technology Sydney
Playwright & Theatre Director
Indigenous Chair, Creative Industries QUT
Kathryn has a way of valuing relationships and building enduring networks that transcend the usual cultural difficulties that plague many cross-cultural collaborations.
She shows her colleagues great kindness and generosity, and at times a clarity and rigour that gives new insights into our own cultural perspectives. I'm always impressed by her eye for detail, cultural curiosity and dedicated service to the task.
Kathryn never rests on past success, instead building ambitious, brave new transactions between audiences and artists. Kathryn's courage, powers of persuasion and sense of adventure mark her as an incredible force in cross-cultural and community-engaged artistic endeavours.
Producer ‘Made in 17 Hours’ Toshiba Campaign, Clemenger BBDO, Sydney
ArtsPeople are simply brilliant! I thanked my lucky stars every day for having them on board. They somehow managed to make the impossible possible and did it with absolute professionalism.
They were an incredible source of knowledge and information to someone who knew nothing about the art world or dealing with artists. Not only did they find a renowned artist perfect for the job, they also put us in touch with the best suppliers in Sydney. They visualised and executed an entire exhibition within a couple of months. The campaign would never have been as successful as it was without them. They were an absolute joy to work with.
Former Manager, Public Programs
Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences
ArtsPeople have a highly creative, professional and collaborative approach, driven by a profound understanding of audience engagement.
Their combined curatorial, design and public programming backgrounds uniquely position them to provide large audiences with rich and creative participatory experiences that are also personally meaningful and visually strong.
Much of Tanabata: Star Village’s success was due to their ability to understand and inform the project brief, creatively respond to each site and it’s operational challenges, and ensure the project met both the needs of the museum and our diverse audiences.