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News & Events

What’s going on in arts and criminal justice?

Here’s where we post all blogs, news, opportunities and events relevant to our network – including performances, exhibitions, conferences, courses, resources and sector-relevant updates. To send us details about your news or event for inclusion on this page, please email info@artsincriminaljustice.org.uk

Latest blog posts

Liz and David’s mentoring story

Whilst applications come in for the 2022 scheme, we talked to mentor Liz, a theatre practitioner, and her mentee David, a prison officer, about what they got out of the scheme.

Making It Up: parents in prison connecting through stories

Give a Book workshop leader David Kendall joins us in this guest blog to share the importance of storytelling and how, over lockdown, the project has been keeping prisoners connected with their families. The Making It Up project from reading charity Give a Book supports parents in prison to bond with their children by creating [...]

Latest News

Liz and David’s mentoring story

Whilst applications come in for the 2022 scheme, we talked to mentor Liz, a theatre practitioner, and her mentee David, a prison officer, about what they got out of the scheme.

Clinks Annual Report 2020/21

Supporting, promoting and representing arts organisations in 2020-21

Latest opportunities

Applications open for NCJAA professional mentoring scheme 2022

Potential mentees and mentors are invited to apply for the scheme by 6th January 2022.

Centre for Cultural Value Collaborate Fund

A new fund will support the development of collaborative research projects between the cultural sector and academic researchers.

Upcoming Events

Free Writing Development Training

Training on writing reports, case studies, funding applications and self-expression The National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance (NCJAA) is excited to unveil its latest training programme for individuals and organisations delivering arts-based services and projects in the criminal justice system. Working in partnership with the Royal Literary Fund, a programme of free, two-part workshops will be […]

NCJAA Conference 2022: A new way of working – what does building back better look like for the arts in criminal justice?

The NCJAA welcomes you all to be part of this important discussion and to connect and learn about how we can move forward together in this new world.


Image courtesy of No Place Productions (c) Mark Louden