our creative approach

something good, something useful is a collective of artists, architects, sustainability leaders and anthropologists. We facilitate creative community projects through participatory workshops and temporary public art.

Through this process we enable a dialogue between organisations initiating sustainability, social change and urban realm projects with local people affected by them.

community engagement

something good, something useful adopts a positive, creative approach and works as a neutral platform to build relationships and encourage genuine community engagement and exchange.

We present our findings in beautiful, accessible, engaging and ‘ready-to-share’ packages from project blogs, to creative reports and short films, enabling organisations to listen to and engage with those involved and impacted by their work more effectively.

our foundations

something good, something useful was founded by participatory 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 impacts of climate change or what it means to be happy.


we have worked with:

Playing Out | Pool Re / Age UK | Southbank Centre | Savannah Development Foundation | Bearpit Improvement Group | London Legacy Development Corporation  |  Pump House Gallery  |  Abbey Line Community Rail Partnership  |  YMCA Watford  |  Near Neighbours  |  Pembroke House Community Centre  |  Home Live Art |  Spare Tyre Theatre Company  |  St. Luke’s Community Centre |  Bath Spa University | University of the West of England

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