Queen Mary University of London's charitable subsidiary, the internationally renowned People’s Palace Projects (PPP), based in the Department of Drama, creates projects in a wide range of art forms and academic disciplines that focus on the fertile territory where art interweaves with social action. From London’s East End to Rio de Janeiro, and in international knowledge-sharing networks, PPP’s projects connect artists with audiences, participants and peers to make art that enriches lives. PPP partners with small companies and individual artists, and major arts institutions in large festivals and showcases that reach audiences of thousands, like Rio Occupation London 2012.
They also work with government departments, community groups and NGOs in the UK, Brazil and beyond. Collaborating with people in challenging and vulnerable situations from prisons or indigenous territories to areas of urban social exclusion and violence, with children in social care, with homeless choirs and world-leading disabled artists, PPP’s projects aim to amplify the voices of people who are underrepresented in conventional art contexts and situate them at the heart of creative examination of our society.