Changing Relations was set up in 2013 by Lisa Charlotte Davis to educate schools, organisations and communities about difficult and, often taboo, relationship issues. Lisa’s mission was to give voice to the unheard members of society and engage with audiences by using the arts as a transformative way to reach people and change lives.
Since then, we have grown considerably to become an experienced and trusted organisation, whose work creates a lasting impact. As a social enterprise, Changing Relations is not about making a profit; it’s about making a difference. We care about our social impact and work with schools, organisations and communities to break down gender barriers and foster healthy relationships.
Our work matters because 1 in 5 people in our country will be affected by domestic abuse in their lifetime, most of them women. It matters because of the gender pay gap and the persistently unequal representation of women in positions of power. It matters because of the gendered social pressures that lead to mental health issues in teenage girls and adult men.
We are passionate about what we do and believe that:
- Men and women are equal and sex/gender should not place constraints on their choices and experiences
- Relationships should be based in trust and equality as opposed to power and control
- Personal wellbeing and the ability to maintain healthy relationships are mutually enforcing
- Self-understanding and acceptance are pre-requisites for positive engagement in other relationships
- Healthy relationships enable individuals to live fulfilled lives
To find out more about the way we work and the kinds of projects we have delivered, visit Our Work. To understand more about our participatory approach to using the arts and working with artists, you are also welcome to read our Artistic Policy.