kaizen arts agency



We are open to ideas, to productive change, and to collaboration. What you get out is what you put in, and more. We believe that through continued playful research and innovative approaches to everyday creativity, we can make big change, York and its people can thrive and develop. We approach projects with a KAIZEN philosophy:

we look,

we plan, we act,

we grow, we repeat.


EVENT CURATION _ we run KAIZEN events; but we want to help you to run yours, and we want you to get involved in ours. YORK DESIGN WEEK is coming to York in October 2019. In association with Dog Eat Cog and United by Design. If you want to be involved, run your own event or just enjoy the week get in touch connect@kaizenartsagency.org or visit York Design Week .

KAIZEN PRESS _ coming soon

SOCIAL INNOVATION + CULTURAL DEMOCRACY_ a better future for everyone. Place-making, community arts, social architecture, grass roots events. REAL, JOINED UP THINKING. say hello connect@kaizenartsagency.org - Join us for York Creative socials every first Friday of the month 6PM.


  1. York Design Week 2019

  2. Beautiful Interruptions

  3. #youareyork (in collaboration with York Creatives)

  4. Grass Roots Cultural Leaders

  5. Public Art Playscape [Research + Development].

  6. Operation Workspace

  7. Space Invaders


REBECCA [York]: Joining the dots to facilitate collaboration and create a sustainable future through good design. Rebecca is interested in human connectivity, place and working towards true cultural democracy. Through continued research and practice in interdisciplinary design, Rebecca cultivates playful and meaningful projects with real lasting resonance.

OWEN [York]: Founder of United by Design, Owen is a graphic designer and brand consultant. UBD connect brands and their audiences through careful strategy, thoughtful design and effective collaboration. WEBSITE

RICH [York]: Richard Corrigan is an award-winning designer and illustrator, and founder of dogeatcog, a design and illustration collective in the north of England. Richard's impressive body of work has featured in industry magazines and has attracted an enviable list of clients. Always thoughtful and thought-provoking. WEBSITE

GABRIEL [York]: A recent languages graduate, Gabriela is working as a copywriter for Kaizen; she is passionate about communicating ideas across different audiences and disciplines.

JADE [Newcastle]: Fine Artist and Print maker currently studying her MFA at Baltic, Newcastle. WEBSITE

ANNA [Nottingham]: Designer and Maker whose practice stems from an interest in 'Play' as an important factor in life, not only for children. Anna designs objects that are playful and open ended, encouraging the user to embrace their curiosities. WEBSITE

If you would like to talk to us about a project or an idea please contact us via the contact form or on  +44 7752211041

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