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.

This year, Geese Theatre Company are looking to appoint new members to their Board who will help steer their Business Plan and actively participate in the ongoing development and success of the company and its charitable objectives.

The ideal candidate will have:

- Experience and skills in one of more of the following: the arts, arts management and/or fundraising

- A commitment to the organsiation including attending Board meetings - six annually, plus an Annual General Meeting and a one day 'retreat' and also other networking and promotional events

Safe Ground is looking for a dynamic individual to support the delivery of its acclaimed programmes Family Man, Fathers Inside, and Man Up across a network of male prison establishments. 

The role is a 12 month fixed term contract with the possibility of extension, and combines operational problem solving with hands on training and facilitation opportunities. 

Salary: £30,000 plus 3% pension contribution
Hours: Full-time, 35 hour week. The nature of the role requires regular working outside of 9 - 5. 


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.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 10:00 to 16:00

On 5th October 2016 we will be holding our annual conference in York at HMP Askham Grange.