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Watch Open Clasp’s award-winning prison drama online for free



As theatres around the world are forced to close their doors, experience Open Clasp Theatre Company‘s award-winning Key Change for free online. The prison drama goes live at 1pm on 20th March 2020 and you can watch it here – just click play on the link above. In these uncertain times, it’s more important than […]

Supporting arts in criminal justice through COVID-19

Supporting arts in criminal justice through COVID-19



Update: 26th March 2020 Clinks has set up a Covid-19 web page to collate essential updates and signpost to helpful information from the wider voluntary and arts and culture sectors. The page will be updated as often as possible. Click here to visit the Covid-19 web page  Clinks and the National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance […]

Clinks and NCJAA operations during Covid-19 delay phase

Clinks and NCJAA operations during Covid-19 delay phase



Following the UK government announcement to move to the delay phase in its plan for tackling Covid-19 all Clinks and National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance (NCJAA) staff are now temporarily working remotely. We will continue to support, promote and represent the voluntary sector and the NCJAA network while working in this way. We feel this […]

Nesta launches Arts and Culture Impact Fund

Nesta launches Arts and Culture Impact Fund



Nesta has launched a new impact investment fund for the UK’s arts, culture and heritage organisations. The Arts and Culture Impact Fund will invest in organisations of all sizes that demonstrate a clear social impact. It offers repayable finance of between £150,000 and £1 million, with a repayment term of one to 10 years and […]

Want to deliver creative workshops in prisons?

Want to deliver creative workshops in prisons?



The National Justice Museum is looking for two creative engagement practitioners to work on its three-year project developing and delivering creative workshops in prisons and with groups of people impacted upon by prison. Senior Creative Engagement Practitioner  Contract: Fixed term three days a week for three years. Salary: £16,800 for three days a week, equivalent […]

Tell us what you think and win £50

Tell us what you think and win £50



The National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance 2019-2020 annual survey is now open. It is vital we hear from as many of you as possible. This is a chance for you to share the important work you do and to let us know how we can support it. Your responses will be used to shape our […]

Community Plan For Holloway seeks female artist/performer

Community Plan For Holloway seeks female artist/performer



Community Plan For Holloway is an independent organisation working to ensure that local needs, rather than developer’s profits, are met through the redevelopment of the former Holloway women’s prison. This is a once in a generation opportunity to create much needed, genuinely affordable homes. We are also campaigning for a landmark Women’s Building; where the […]

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 […]

Strategic grant for arts in criminal justice

Strategic grant for arts in criminal justice



HM Prison and Probation Service is offering a grant of up to £225,000 (awarded for a maximum of three years) to “increase offender engagement in a range of art activities.” Funded activities include “plan, organise and curate a high-profile annual establishments-wide arts competition” with “a selection of work is to be displayed for public viewing”, […]

Koestler Awards 2020

Koestler Awards 2020



This year’s Koestler Awards are now open for entries. The annual arts awards from Koestler Arts offer cash prizes, written feedback, certificates, mentoring, publication, exhibition and sale opportunities to people in the criminal justice system. Around three and a half thousand people enter yearly. The awards are open to: Anyone in custody in a UK […]