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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 […]

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 […]

Criminal justice system recognised as key partner in Arts Council England’s 10-year strategy

Criminal justice system recognised as key partner in Arts Council England’s 10-year strategy



Arts Council England has published its strategy for 2020-30. Clinks and the National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance (NCJAA) are delighted that, following their recommendations, it identifies the criminal justice system as a key community partner for delivering its long term goals. Titled Let’s Create, the strategy determines Arts Council England’s role as a national development […]

Art by women on probation

Art by women on probation



Changing Lives has completed an eight-week arts programme with women on probation orders from nine hubs across Northumbria. Run in partnership with Tyne and Wear Archive Museums and Northumbria Community Rehabilitation Company and funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund, Free but not Free was developed after it became clear to the charity that many […]

Watch Rattle Snake



Open Clasp Theatre Company‘s Rattle Snake is a play based on real life stories of women who have faced and survived coercive controlling domestic abuse. It was originally developed as part of a training programme for frontline police officers in Durham, and last year toured the UK. You can watch it here from 25th November […]