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National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance

Our aim is to ensure the arts are used within the criminal justice system as a springboard for positive change.

We represent a network of over 900 individuals and organisations that deliver creative interventions to support people in prison, on probation and in the community, with impressive results.

We support this transformative work by providing a network and a voice for all the talented and creative people who are committed to making great art with people in the criminal justice system.

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The more we know about the challenges you are facing, as well as the innovative ideas and examples of what’s working well, the better we can represent, advocate for and support our network during Covid-19.

LATEST NEWS

Meet our new NCJAA Manager

We’re thrilled to announce that Janette Kilner has joined the National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance as the new NCJAA Manager to lead our team into the future.

Clinks CEO Anne Fox is on compassionate leave

The thoughts of the Clinks team are with Anne Fox, Clinks’ Chief Executive Officer who is currently on compassionate leave after a family bereavement.

Creativity in a restricted regime: a guide for prison staff

Our new guide for prison staff on enabling creative activity in a restricted regime through Covid-19 and beyond is now available to read.

EVENTS

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Applied Shakespeare in the Criminal Justice System

Learn more about how Shakespeare is used in criminal justice settings around the world with this conversation as part of the Shakespeare Beyond Borders Alliance launch.

Online information session with Geese Theatre Company

Join an expert practitioner from Geese Theatre Company to find out more and ask your questions about their theatre work in criminal justice and social welfare settings.

Launch event: Enabling creativity in a restricted regime

Join us to launch our new guide, Creativity in a restricted regime: a guide for prison staff, with speakers from across the sector.

LATEST OPPORTUNITIES

2021 NCJAA bursary scheme now open

We're pleased to announce that the 2021 NCJAA bursary scheme is now open to arts practitioners working in criminal justice settings looking to develop their practice. The bursary is a cash grant of up to £500 designed to support arts practitioners in criminal justice settings to access training or other costs associated with developing skills [...]

Opportunities and funding round-up – February 2021

We've rounded up February's arts in criminal justice jobs, callouts, funding and more for you below. Collective Power: 2021 CHWA awards call for submissions  Apply by 12th February Submissions are now open for the 2021 Culture, Health and Wellbeing Awards, which this year is offering awards in the categories of climate, practitioner care, and collective [...]

Clinks announces new Covid-19 winter support grants

Apply by 4th January The Covid-19 pandemic continues to have a profound effect on voluntary organisations. To support organisations' long-term sustainability, Clinks has launched a new round of Covid-19 grants, this time to support more small and specialist voluntary organisations working in the criminal justice system. They will distribute £143,500* on behalf of HMPPS and [...]