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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

NCJAA Bursary Scheme 2022

Applications are now open for grants of up to £500 to support arts practitioners working in criminal justice settings to access training and development opportunities.

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.

Latest opportunities

NCJAA Bursary Scheme 2022

Applications are now open for grants of up to £500 to support arts practitioners working in criminal justice settings to access training and development opportunities.

Applications open for NCJAA professional mentoring scheme 2022

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

Upcoming Events

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.

Exhibition: Restricted views – creative outlooks

An innovative photography project by Novus learners from HMP Risley and HMP Thorn Cross is being showcased at Liverpool’s Open Eye Gallery.


Image courtesy of No Place Productions (c) Mark Louden