How is the Alliance run?
This section explains our formal governance processes. We have a constitution and an elected steering group which sets the organisation’s strategic direction and our annual meeting is open to all members. The Alliance is managed by Clinks, an umbrella organisation that supports voluntary and community sector groups working with offenders. This relationship is governed by Terms of Reference (pdf).
Our steering group
The current steering group, chaired by Dr. Alison Frater, was elected at our Annual Meeting in March 2016.
The group meets a minimum of five times a year. Members are expected to join one additional sub-group. Sub-groups focus their work around a specific theme, and commit to additional meetings and consultations.
Our steering group membership
- Central School of Speech and Drama
- The Change Collective CIC
- Clean Break
- Fine Cell Work
- Geese Theatre Company
- Irene Taylor Trust
- Koestler Trust
- Prisoners’ Education Trust
- Stretch Charity
- Synergy Theatre Project
- University of Cambridge.
Current co-opted members include
- Good Vibrations
- Guys and St Thomas’ Charity
- Media for Development
- three independent members.
What does the steering group do?
The steering group has a number of roles that include
- Working with the Alliance Manager Jessica Plant and Clinks to set priorities, agree the budget, and respond to any changes in government policy in relation to arts and criminal justice.
- Developing a work plan for the year and members contribute towards guiding this work to ensure it supports arts and criminal justice work effectively.
Where can I find out more?
If you would like to know more about the steering group contact Jessica Plant.
To get a flavour of the group’s meetings and areas of interest, minutes from previous steering group meetings are available on request.
Image courtesy of Intermission Theatre