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How are you finding the new education procurement system?

How are you finding the new education procurement system?



The National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance, Clinks and the Prisoner Learning Alliance (PLA) would like to hear about your experiences of using the new online procurement system for education services, also known as the Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS). We will use this to monitor how the DPS is working in practice, and feedback to Her […]

Submit an exhibition proposal

Submit an exhibition proposal



The Prisons Mission of the Churches Together in Westminster (CTiW) last year organised a touring exhibition of artworks by prisoners in St James’s Piccadilly, the Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church and St Martin-in-the-Fields; all churches with active congregations and high visitor footfall. The exhibition of paintings and sculpture – First Impressions: Portraits from Prison – was curated […]

New guide to evidencing arts and culture

New guide to evidencing arts and culture



The RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) has published The Cultural Learning Evidence Champion’s Handbook. This handbook is designed to make it easier not only to ‘do’ evidence and evaluation, but to love them, to become a champion for them and spread the good word throughout arts and cultural education.” […]

Writer reflects on making work with ‘real’ people

Writer reflects on making work with ‘real’ people



Luke Barnes, writer of The Jumper Factory (Young Vic theatre, 27th February – 9th March, tickets) – a new play developed in collaboration with men from HMP Wandsworth – has written an article for Exeunt Magazine titled Making work with ‘real’ people. In it, he reflects on how to ask “a group of people from a background […]

Mentoring opportunity for arts and culture fundraisers

Mentoring opportunity for arts and culture fundraisers



With funding from Arts Council England, the Institute of Fundraising has embarked on a four-year programme of support for fundraising and development professionals working within the arts, culture and heritage sector; RAISE : Arts, Culture & Heritage. The RAISE programme includes mentoring opportunities for early-career fundraisers working in the arts, culture & heritage sector across England. The year-long mentoring scheme, led by […]

Pro-bono communications coaching and support

Pro-bono communications coaching and support



Transform Justice is offering pro-bono communications coaching and support to six organisations in the criminal justice voluntary sector. This is an opportunity for organisations to review and refine their approach to communicating their cause to a range of stakeholders to inspire support for the organisation’s objectives. Successful organisations will benefit from one-to-one support from a […]

Take part in our annual survey

Take part in our annual survey



It is vital we hear from as many National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance (NCJAA) members as possible in our 2019 annual survey so we can provide the best network for artists, arts organisations and criminal justice practitioners delivering innovative work across the country. The annual survey is your chance to tell us about the important […]