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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

Voices from prison: e-book and short film from Clean Break

A new e-book from Clean Break features creative writing pieces by women from prisons across England and Wales.

Nominations open: CJA Awards & CJA Media Awards

The CJA Awards celebrate the outstanding individuals and organisations helping to make the criminal justice system fairer.

Latest opportunities

Introduction to playwriting – Synergy Theatre

Synergy Theatre are inviting people with experience of the criminal justice system to take part in a free playwriting course.

No Bars’ online creative space

The No Bars project is inviting creatives with experience of the criminal justice system to join them online for creative writing, chat and networking.

Upcoming Events

Art in prison: online panel from Ripon Museums

An online panel from Ripon Museums will feature speakers from the voluntary sector, academia and the prison service.

Arts in criminal justice forum: probation

Join the NCJAA and others working in arts and criminal justice for a virtual forum focusing on probation.


Image courtesy of No Place Productions (c) Mark Louden