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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

New film: life after punishment

A new film by the University of Plymouth features interviews with over 120 people about their experience of the criminal justice system.

2021 Koestler Awards: winners announced

The 2021 Koestler Awards celebrate arts, music and writing from criminal justice settings.

Latest opportunities

Centre for Cultural Value Collaborate Fund

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

Training: arts for restorative justice and mental health

A self-paced e-course from RJ4All International Institute for artists and professionals working in the cultural sector

Upcoming Events

Arts in criminal justice network forum: access to prisons

Join a range of speakers to discuss access challenges faced by arts practitioners working in secure settings.

Clinks annual conference and AGM 2021

This year’s conference takes place online over three days and is packed full of workshops, talks and panel discussions.


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