More Than a Hundred Stories

We are two artists, interested in how art can animate, challenge and create communities. We’ve been commissioned by Creative People and Places to creatively map and respond to its achievements, the problems it faces, and the questions it has generated.

We are interested in the programme’s ambition to change how art is commissioned and experienced and will be exploring how and to what extent this ambition has been realised across all 21 projects.

We will be posting creative responses to conversations, observations and research throughout the project and will share our final work with you in autumn 2016. Do join us and follow our creative journey on this blog.

You can find out more about our work at: and

Sarah Butler and Nicole Mollett

An attempt to sum up


something about time
something about listening
something about stepping away

something about being quiet
something about being careful
something about patience

something about being invited in
something about making suggestions
something about taking the lids off people’s heads

something about honesty
something about bravery
something about starting again each time

Inspired by Ronnie Hughes from Granby 4 Streets summing up a group discussion about working with communities at CPP’s June conference in Stoke.

It’s rare you get the same answer twice



What would you like to see happening here?
Storytelling. Dancing. Fireworks. Feasts.

What would you like to see happening here? We’ve limited money and a handful of years.
Skateboarding. Flame-throwing. Concert-going. Change.

What would you like to see happening here? We’ve a skeleton staff and reports to be written.
Gardening. Oil painting. Sky-gazing. Swing.

What would you like to see happening here? We can do as we please if we all chip in.
Circus skills. Poetry. Dress-making. Dreams.