More Than a Hundred Stories

We are two artists, interested in how art can animate, challenge and create communities. We’ve been commissioned by Creative People and Places to creatively map and respond to its achievements, the problems it faces, and the questions it has generated.

We are interested in the programme’s ambition to change how art is commissioned and experienced and will be exploring how and to what extent this ambition has been realised across all 21 projects.

We will be posting creative responses to conversations, observations and research throughout the project and will share our final work with you in autumn 2016. Do join us and follow our creative journey on this blog.

You can find out more about our work at: and

Sarah Butler and Nicole Mollett

How To Catch A Confidence


The final outcome of More Than 100 Stories will be a digital collection of work clustered around ten themes. Each theme will have a ‘lead piece’ – a joint piece of work exploring the theme. This month, we have been thinking about confidence, and trying out the idea of a graphic novel/comic strip.

You can see the beginnings of Nicole’s artwork below.

The piece is intended to be playful – imagining confidence as a creature that can be tracked and caught, but not without forethought and skill...


An Impossible Glossary


a list of practical, problematic terms – used within the Creative People and Places programme – and their contradictory, shifting, uncertain meanings