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Apply to join our steering group

Apply to join our steering group



In March, we will wave goodbye to some long-standing members of the National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance (NCJAA) steering group, who have come to the end of their maximum terms.

We are now looking for six new members to join the steering group and help us build on our recent successes in arts and criminal justice. This is a particularly exciting time for the NCJAA and the sector, as Arts Council England’s next 10-year strategy is implemented and we build on our vision for what success looks like in arts and criminal justice.

Our steering group is made up of both organisations and independent members, with experience across arts, culture and criminal justice. Information on current members can be found here. The group meets a minimum of four times a year to represent our network and set priorities and direction for the NCJAA.

The diversity of the voices within the steering group has helped the NCJAA produce resources invaluable to improving the delivery of arts in this sector. The group has offered me an opportunity to not only understand arts in criminal justice in greater depth, but enabled me to share the voice of lived experience of the criminal justice system.
Erika Flowers, Artist

To take us forward, we are actively seeking applications to the steering group from people with a range of backgrounds to ensure a variety of regions, settings and art forms are represented. We particularly welcome applications from black, Asian and minority ethnic people.

Being a part of the NCJAA steering group is a really rewarding role. I take great pride in contributing to the way that arts in the criminal justice sector is perceived and supported, helping to drive the vision and priorities of the NCJAA.

I have made a number of meaningful relationships with other like-minded professionals that might otherwise seem too distant to connect with. There is a real sense of understanding, connection and support amongst the steering group, who bring different experiences and understanding of arts in criminal justice, but share the absolute understanding of its importance and impact.
Rebecca Friel, Odd Arts

To find out more please see the role description and our Terms of Reference.


Want to apply?

If you are interested in applying to stand for election, please submit a statement (no more than 200 words) outlining your skills and interests in arts and criminal justice, to info@artsincriminaljustice.org.uk by midday, Monday 9th March.

Applicant statements will be shared with the wider network in an online vote. The six applicants that receive the most votes will be invited to join the NCJAA steering group.

EDIT – 16th March: the online vote and first meeting of 2020/21 will take place at a date to be confirmed.