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Listen to our new podcast

Listen to our new podcast



We’ve launched an exciting new podcast featuring a selection of views from our recently released Crime and Consequence book, answering the question: what should happen to people who commit criminal offences? Each episode focuses on a particular area of the criminal justice system, drawing on the author’s lived or professional experience. Episodes include: What should happen […]

Crime and Consequence

Crime and Consequence



We’re delighted to announce the launch of Crime & Consequence – what should happen to people who commit criminal offences? This is the third in the series of books curated by the Monument Fellowship and edited this year by Clinks and the National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance (NCJAA). Crime & Consequence is a collection of essays and […]

Announcing our new Buckinghamshire project

Announcing our new Buckinghamshire project



The National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance (NCJAA) has begun a 12-month local practice development project to scope arts in criminal justice settings in the Buckinghamshire region. Funded by the Rothschild Foundation, the project will explore models of good practice and foster collaborative working in order to support the Foundation’s further investment in this area. Our […]

Prison education commissioning update for sole traders

Prison education commissioning update for sole traders



The Ministry of Justice’s Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) has updated its terms to make it easier for sole traders to join the system and bid for education contracts. The DPS was launched in November 2018 and is specifically designed to enable prison governors to secure specialist or one-off education provision to meet short-term needs. The […]

Local prison collaborates on new mural for Ipswich

Local prison collaborates on new mural for Ipswich



A mural created at a local prison has been installed on Ipswich Waterfront for Art Eat Festival. Supported by the National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance’s (NCJAA) professional mentoring scheme, the project’s producer delivered nine design workshops with residents at a local prison and the artist EVEWRIGHT to produce the finished piece. The NCJAA afforded me […]

Government responds to DCMS Select Committee

Government responds to DCMS Select Committee



The government has responded to a report by the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee into the social impact of participation in culture and sport. Clinks and the National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance (NCJAA) provided evidence to the committee, whose final report recommended that the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and Department for Digital, Culture, Media […]

New recording studio to support people upon release

New recording studio to support people upon release



Prison-based record label InHouse Records has been awarded a £90,000 loan from Nesta‘s Cultural Impact Development Fund. The loan will extend its services from behind bars to ongoing support for people upon release. The loan will enable a new hub, in the form of a pop-up and recording studio, to serve as a safe space for graduates of […]

Art at HMP Grendon – Ikon’s new artist in residence

Art at HMP Grendon – Ikon’s new artist in residence



Birmingham’s Ikon Gallery has announced Dean Kelland as its artist in residence for the next three years at HMP Grendon, Buckinghamshire. Kelland is Ikon’s third artist’s residency at HMP Grendon, following Edmund Clark‘s residency from 2014 to 2019. Kelland will continue to support artistic practice for the prison community alongside developing his own work. In […]

Music and mentoring at HMP Drake Hall

Music and mentoring at HMP Drake Hall



For the last two years Changing Tunes Midlands (CTM) has been bringing musicians-in-residence into prisons across their region. Based on a model using a therapeutic approach to teaching music and mentoring developed over 30 years of experience from Changing Tunes in Bristol, CTM has migrated this service to the Midlands. The charity now has musicians-in-residence […]