Human Libraries

A programme of collaborative artists projects, commissions and happenings that bring together artists and local people in Sefton’s Libraries.

The project’s philosophy is that everyone has “gifts of the heart, the hand and the head” to offer their community. Through artist-led processes, the Human Library project creates ways for people to access and share those gifts.

Residencies, commissions and workshops explore the civic and cultural role of libraries, offering new experiences for library-users, new meeting points, new reasons to gather and ways to spend time together.

Project Partners
Sefton Libraries
Commissioned Artists
Raisa Kabir, Harun Morison, Emily Speed, Francis Disley, Fairland Collective, Jenny Steele, Laurence Payot, Rebecca Davies & Eva Savojic, Ciara Phillips, Sumuyya Khader, Sean Roy Parker, Bella Milroy and Reena Makwana
Funded by
Arts Council England & National Lottery Community Fund through Reaching Communities
Fairland Collective One Pot Project