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News & Events

What’s going on in arts and criminal justice?

Here’s where we post all blogs, news, opportunities and events relevant to our network – including performances, exhibitions, conferences, courses, resources and sector-relevant updates. To send us details about your news or event for inclusion on this page, please email info@artsincriminaljustice.org.uk

Latest blog posts

Making It Up: parents in prison connecting through stories

Give a Book workshop leader David Kendall joins us in this guest blog to share the importance of storytelling and how, over lockdown, the project has been keeping prisoners connected with their families. The Making It Up project from reading charity Give a Book supports parents in prison to bond with their children by creating [...]

The 2021 Creativity in Youth Justice Symposium

Bridging the gap in creativity and youth justice Having delivered arts activity in youth justice settings for over a decade, Xavier Fiddes has seen the sector go from strength to strength. Now Co-Director of In Focus Education & Development CiC, he’s building on his experiences to launch the Creativity in Youth Justice Symposium in March [...]

Latest News

Creativity in a restricted regime: a guide for prison staff

Our new guide for prison staff on enabling creative activity in a restricted regime through Covid-19 and beyond is now available to read.

Tell us about the important work you do

The National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance (NCJAA) 2021 survey is now open - take the survey and let us know what you think. We know access to arts and creative activity for people in contact with the criminal justice system has never been more vital. The survey is a chance for you to share the [...]

Latest opportunities

2021 NCJAA bursary scheme now open

We're pleased to announce that the 2021 NCJAA bursary scheme is now open to arts practitioners working in criminal justice settings looking to develop their practice. The bursary is a cash grant of up to £500 designed to support arts practitioners in criminal justice settings to access training or other costs associated with developing skills [...]

Opportunities and funding round-up – February 2021

We've rounded up February's arts in criminal justice jobs, callouts, funding and more for you below. Collective Power: 2021 CHWA awards call for submissions  Apply by 12th February Submissions are now open for the 2021 Culture, Health and Wellbeing Awards, which this year is offering awards in the categories of climate, practitioner care, and collective [...]

Upcoming Events

New exhibitions for summer 2021 from Koestler Arts

As museums and galleries begin to reopen, Koestler Arts presents three new exhibitions of artwork by people in the criminal justice system.

NCJAA network hangout

Join the NCJAA and others working in arts and criminal justice for a virtual hang out.


Image courtesy of No Place Productions (c) Mark Louden