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Call-out to evaluate the NCJAA professional mentoring scheme

Call-out to evaluate the NCJAA professional mentoring scheme



The National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance (NCJAA) is seeking an experienced researcher to evaluate our professional mentoring scheme. Download the callout as a PDF About the NCJAA professional mentoring scheme The NCJAA’s purpose is to promote effective practice, undertake and showcase specialist work and research, provide opportunities for skills, knowledge and network development, raise the [...]

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 [...]

Call-out to deliver NCJAA professional development bursary scheme



The National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance (NCJAA) is looking for an arts in criminal justice organisation arts to support us in the delivery of our 2020-21 professional development bursary scheme. Download callout as PDF About the NCJAA professional development bursary scheme Research conducted in 2017 into the NCJAA network's training needs showed that cost is [...]
Jobs and volunteering round-up – December 2020

Jobs and volunteering round-up – December 2020



We’ve rounded up  December’s jobs and opportunities for you to get involved in arts in criminal justice below. Opportunities for early career artists from low socio-economic backgrounds  Over 2020-2022, the Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries programme will support 50 salaried jobs in arts and cultural organisations across the UK for individuals from low socio-economic backgrounds. Fair […]

Opportunities round-up – December 2020

Opportunities round-up – December 2020



We've rounded up the latest funding, callouts, competitions and opportunities for December 2020 - find out more below. Thriving Communities Fund to support creative social prescribing activities Apply by 8th January Launched by the National Academy for Social Prescribing, the Thriving Communities Fund aims to support place-based partnerships that will improve the range and reach [...]
Highlights from the Anne Peaker Lecture 2020

Highlights from the Anne Peaker Lecture 2020



“What you realise by writing and creating original works is that the power of the imagination is bigger than any setting that any of us can find ourselves in.” - Lemn Sissay at the 2020 Anne Peaker lecture The eleventh Anne Peaker lecture honoured the work and legacy of Anne Peaker, a pioneer of arts [...]
Scoping arts in criminal justice across Buckinghamshire

Scoping arts in criminal justice across Buckinghamshire



In October 2019, the National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance (NCJAA) embarked on a year-long local practice development project to scope arts in criminal justice settings in Buckinghamshire. Funded by the Rothschild Foundation, the project’s long-term aim is to inform sustainable models of delivery for quality arts in criminal justice across Buckinghamshire, and to support the […]

Join our team – we’re hiring a Development Officer



Please note this vacancy has now closed. Vacancy: Clinks, National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance – Development Officer Home based (ideally West Midlands), with an option of office space in Birmingham, subject to Covid-19 restrictions Full time, permanent £32,670, plus 6% pension contribution The National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance (NCJAA) is the leading national network supporting […]

Creative writing at HMP Guys Marsh

Creative writing at HMP Guys Marsh



Ella Simpson, Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Bath Spa University, writes about her experience coordinating a creative writing course last year at HMP Guys Marsh. She shares an extract from the resulting anthology ‘Chrysalis Chronicles’, written by Kam, one of the men taking part. They said it couldn’t be done. One prison, twelve weeks, five [...]