something good, something useful uses creative community consultation and temporary public art to connect those initiating regeneration and sustainability projects with those affected by them. We help strengthen relationships between local people and architects, developers, local authorities, housing associations, charities and arts organisations through sharing responses from our engaging public workshops, interactive market stalls, vox-pops and community events.

something good, something useful adopts a positive, creative approach and works as a neutral platform to collate public responses to new projects. We present the results back to our clients in beautiful, accessible, engaging and ‘ready-to-share’ packages from e-books to short films, enabling service providers to listen to and engage with their service users more effectively.

something good, something useful was founded by socially-engaged artist Eleanor Shipman as she was struck by the powerful role of art in enabling, provoking and encouraging honest dialogue on a range of subjects – from local regeneration, to the cultural identity of Londoners or what it means to be happy.

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We have worked with:

London Legacy Development Corporation  |  Ashley McCormick Projects  |  Tate Britain  |  Pump House Gallery  |  Abbey Line Community Rail Partnership  |  YMCA Watford  |  Near Neighbours  |  Pembroke House Community Centre  |  Home Live Art |  Hub Art  |  Spare Tyre  |  St. Luke’s Community Centre |  Bath Spa University | University of the West of England

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