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National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance

Our aim is to ensure the arts are used within the criminal justice system as a springboard for positive change. We represent a network of over 900 individuals and organisations that deliver 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 people in the criminal justice system.

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– John Burns, No Place Productions

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Sandwell becomes first Youth Offending Service to receive Artsmark Award

Sandwell Youth Offending Service (YOS) has become the first YOS in the country to be awarded a prestigious Artsmark Award. Staff at Sandwell YOS have spent the last 12 months dramatically improving its use of arts and culture to work more creatively with young people involved with its service. The Artsmark Award – the only creative […]

Clinks CEO Anne Fox’s response to Friday’s incident at London Bridge

Anne Fox, Clinks CEO: “We are saddened by the loss of life at the Learning Together event last Friday – by the loss of passion, belief in the potential in everyone and in the power of working together to help people change which these two young people clearly demonstrated and lived by. Our thoughts are […]

Art by women on probation

Changing Lives has completed an eight-week arts programme with women on probation orders from nine hubs across Northumbria. Run in partnership with Tyne and Wear Archive Museums and Northumbria Community Rehabilitation Company and funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund, Free but not Free was developed after it became clear to the charity that many […]


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The Special Relationship

Written by Hassan Abdulrazzak and researched in collaboration with Prisoners Abroad, Synergy Theatre Project’s latest play shows at Soho Theatre in London.

To be seen is to be perceived

Slides from the Art and HMP Grendon exhibition and a screening Samuel Beckett’s Film (1965). With Ikon Gallery’s artist in residence, Dean Kelland.

Rewriting Justice

A one-day training course from Clean Break on how it uses playwriting in prisons to develop skills and confidence for women, and the commission process.


Funding to tackle socio-economic diversity

The Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries 2020-2022 programme provides an opportunity for talent from socio-economic backgrounds that are currently under-represented across the arts to develop and thrive. A briefing paper gives evidence of the wider issues, challenges and barriers facing those from lower socio-economic backgrounds and provides insights into the rationale behind some of the design […]

Music and mentoring vacancy

InHouse Records is an award-winning record label created with and by prisoners. Its aim is to create safer communities and reduce reoffending. The label is seeking a full-time InHouse Creative to work in a Kent prison. The successful applicant will be required to play a musical instrument and have teaching and mentoring experience. Find out [...]

Geese is recruiting

Geese Theatre Company is a team of actors and group workers who present interactive drama and conduct workshops, staff training and consultation within the criminal justice system and wider social welfare settings. Over 30 years, the company has earned an international reputation for innovative work with marginalised groups, and is a longstanding member of the […]