Our partners are the core of our co-creative work. From large third-sector organisations to small charities and individual artists, each partner works with us to design and deliver public engagement activities to the wider community, whether here in the UK or globally.
B arts (Beavers Arts ltd) is a combined and participatory arts organisation founded in 1985. Our artistic vision is to produce high quality arts experiences with people from many different backgrounds who would not normally engage with the arts.
Nathalie Dagmang is an artist born and based in Marikina City, Philippines. She holds a Bachelor in Fine Arts Studio Arts from the University of the Philippines (2015) and currently works as a lecturer at the Ateneo de Manila University Department of Fine Arts. She has worked with Keele on the Curating Development (AHRC) and Kumustahan (British Council) projects.
New Vic Theatre
The New Vic is one of the country’s most successful producing theatres and a key part of the region’s cultural life, engaging 150,000 people each year. We deliver a programme of international-class work made with local audiences in mind, complemented by an award-winning community programme, and education work which alone reach around 25,000 people of all ages per year.
Racines. aisbl is a non-profit international association that advocates and works for the embedding of culture in human, social and economic development public policies. The association was born out of the joint will of African, European and International cultural actors, who believe that the issue of culture is one shared by all and that cultural action can provide solutions for peace, sustainable development and cultural diversity problems, among others.
Restoke put the people of Stoke-on-Trent at the heart of creative adventures. They make performances and plan events that tackle social issues affecting our communities. They bring people together who may not usually meet, forming bonds of friendship, understanding and solidarity in the city. Projects : SEAMS, with Ceri Morgan and The Dawdlers
Multidisciplinary artist working with reclaimed materials. Most recent collaboration with Keele university was ‘Subversive Plasticity’ which involved running workshops with young people and families to create marine creatures using recycled plastic, contributing to a large coral reef sculpture. Also created award statues for Keele University Breaking the Mould Awards 2019.
Urban Wilderness is an arts organisation founded in 2018 and embedded in Stoke-on-Trent. Our work is situated in hyper-local public spaces where our actions disrupt established narratives and re-imagine alternative futures. Projects: Feral futures | Towards an urban commons
YMCA North Staffordshire provides a range of services to children, young people, families and communities across North Staffordshire. We believe that every person has huge potential, and we provide opportunities and experiences to positively transform lives. We have collaborated with Keele University on several initiatives including implementing a sustainability plan to contribute to climate action with a Keele intern and also supported six work placements. Collaborations: Professor David Amigoni | Professor Derek McGhee | Philippa Richardson