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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

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 [...]

The 2021 Creativity in Youth Justice Symposium

Bridging the gap in creativity and youth justice Having delivered arts activity in youth justice settings for over a decade, Xavier Fiddes has seen the sector go from strength to strength. Now Co-Director of In Focus Education & Development CiC, he’s building on his experiences to launch the Creativity in Youth Justice Symposium in March [...]

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.

Latest opportunities

Koestler Arts looking for trustees

Prison arts charity Koestler Arts is looking for three new trustees with a passion for social justice and the power of art to change lives.

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 [...]

Upcoming Events

NCJAA network hangout – September 2021

Join the NCJAA and others working in arts and criminal justice for a virtual hang out – further details coming soon.

Is Anyone There? Outdoor theatre by prison leavers in Leeds

Theatre company imagine if’s new show devised by prison leavers debuts this August.


Image courtesy of No Place Productions (c) Mark Louden