UK partners

Project Producers:

Streetwise Opera

Streetwise Opera is an award-winning charity that uses music to help over 500 homeless people IMG_3711 low resper year make positive changes in their lives. We do this through weekly and termly music programmes in homeless centres and arts venues across England and Wales, and by staging critically-acclaimed opera productions starring our performers.


People’s Palace Projects

People’s Palace Projects  (PPP) is an organisation based in thePPP Drama Department of Queen Mary University of London. Our projects address a wide range of social justice and human rights issues,through academic research, participatory arts projects, performances, educational initiatives and debates. We bring artists, activists, academics and others together, asking: How do people transform their worlds through creativity and the arts? What difference can art make for those who live in situations of risk, violence and crisis? Who are the artists on the peripheries of our societies and how are they working to bring about change?

PPP is based in the East End of London and has worked with a wide range of local communities across England and Wales as well as internationally. For the past two decades we have maintained a special focus on strengthening cultural links between the UK and Brazil.​


UK Partners:

The Booth Centre

The Booth Centre is a day centre that offers activities, advice Booth Centreand support to homeless people in Manchester.

They provide education, training and advice to enable people to find new homes, improve their health, increase their skills and confidence and to successfully resettle in the community.


Cafe Art

Café Art connects people affected by homelessness with the wider commJoe James - cafe artunity through their art. Our vision is that formerly homeless people are empowered through their art, actively involved in a social enterprise that helps other people affected by homelessness.

Café Art hangs art by people affected by homelessness in cafés. We have art exhibitions and we organise an annual photography project and calendar called My London.


Cardboard Citizens

Mincemeat performed by the Cardboard Citizens Theatre CompanyEvery year Cardboard Citizens reaches over 1,500 homeless and at-risk Londoners. We do this through theatre performed on the stage, on the street, in hostels, centres and prisons. As a creative hub for excluded people for over 20 years, our workshops, training, support and progression helps to build their skills, confidence, and sense of purpose and wellbeing.

We are also the UK’s leading practitioner of the Theatre of the Oppressed methodology.


The Choir with No Name

The Choir with No Name runs choirs for homeless peopIMG_5138le and other men and women from the very edges of our society.  They have four choirs: two in London, one in Birmingham and one in Liverpool. Each choir gets together to rehearse every week (with a decent dinner at the end of rehearsal!) and they perform regularly.

They were founded on the premise that singing makes you feel good; it distracts you from all the nonsense in life and helps you to build up your confidence and abilities.


Crisis Skylight

CRISIS logoCrisis Skylight London is an award winning and dynamic education, training and employment centre for homeless and vulnerably housed people.

They offer practical and creative workshops in an accessible and inspiring environment together with formal learning opportunities that lead to qualifications and can help people to find work.  Employment and training is the single most important route out of homelessness.


Open Cinema

Open Cinema is a network of participatory cinemas and film-making programmes for excluded communitiOpen Cinemaes. Working internationally since 2009, they have launched 34 audience-led film clubs and enabled production of 56 films. Their work builds life and media skills, and reflects and develops the passions and talents of each unique community and individual.