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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 dora.dixon@clinks.org

Latest blog posts

How the current Covid-19 crisis is impacting arts in criminal justice

In this blog, National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance (NCJAA) Director Jessica Plant reflects on how the current Covid-19 crisis is affecting our network, the impact on arts in criminal justice settings, and what the NCJAA is doing to help. It has been nearly two weeks since the country went into lockdown to fight the spread […]

Releasing your mind from prison

Listen to Dawn Harrison’s episode of the Crime and Consequence podcast: ‘Releasing your mind from prison’. Dawn Harrison is a Senior Interventions Coordinator for Changing Lives, a charity in the North-East of England. Her creative thinking in the fields of arts, culture and heritage underpins her work in the field of criminal justice. In the […]

Latest News

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

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 […]

Latest opportunities

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?

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 […]

Upcoming Events

Unlocking Potential

One-day training course from Clean Break for theatre artists and practitioners interested in the art of creating safe and transformative women-only spaces.

Shakespeare on screen in prisons symposium

This one-day symposium explores the six-year prison university Shakespeare Trilogy project. Delegates will discuss the potential for new and innovative creative partnerships within the arts, higher education and the criminal justice system.


Image courtesy of No Place Productions (c) Mark Louden