National Alliance for Arts In Criminal Justice

The National Alliance for Arts in Criminal Justice – previously the Arts Alliance – is the leading national network supporting the arts in criminal justice. Our aim is to ensure the arts are used within the Criminal Justice System as a springboard for positive change.  Nearly 700 National Alliance for Arts in Criminal Justice members develop creative interventions to support people in prison, on probation and in the community, with impressive results. We support this transformative work by providing a network and a voice for all the talented and creative people who are committed to making great art with offenders.

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Unlocking Potential – a review of education in prison, the much-anticipated report by Dame Sally Coates, was published on Wednesday 18th May as a prelude to the Queen’s speech, which announced new freedoms for prison governors to reform jails in England.

Music in Detention are looking for an individual with strong fundraising skills and experience to lead on their individual giving work. Historically most of their income has been from grants, but over the past 2 years they have also been raising funds from individual donors. They are looking for an experienced fundraising to build strong and productive relationships with donors, make rapid progress, work closely with colleagues, improve relevant systems, and contribute to strategic development.

Are you interested in the arts? Are you an ex-prisoner? If so, the Koestler Trust wants to hear from you! The Koestler Trust is a prison arts charity that holds a national exhibition every year to bring the positive achievements of prisoners to the attention of the wider public. The exhibition attracts widespread media coverage and over 20,000 visitors to the foyers at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre (London). 


This year, the National Alliance for Arts in Criminal Justice is publishing a guide for commissioners about the purpose and scope of arts and creativity in criminal justice settings.

The National Alliance for Arts in Criminal Justice has launched a new survey to explore the training needs, offers and expertise of people working across arts in criminal justice.

Friday, September 16, 2016 - 09:00

This year's Prisoner Learning Alliance (PLA) conference will explore the changing policy environment through a range of speakers including a Governor of one of the new 'reform prisons.' Delegates w