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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

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 [...]

Adapting group music sessions for lockdown at HMP Pentonville

In normal times, the occupational therapy team at HMP Pentonville run a comprehensive group work service, including a wide range of arts activities – but Covid-19 has meant having to rethink everything. Lead Occupational Therapist and Wellbeing Centre Manager Deborah Murphy has written this guest blog on how adapting their activities for lockdown has created […]

Latest News

Humane Justice: new book explores role of kindness in criminal justice

A new book funded by the Monument Trust and compiled by Khulisa explores the role of kindness in the criminal justice system and is now available to order and read online. Humane Justice – What role do kindness, hope and compassion play in the criminal justice system? is a collection of essays and creative responses [...]

New report shows Covid-19’s impact on voluntary sector in criminal justice

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a profound and severe impact on arts organisations and practitioners working in the criminal justice system. The challenges of the pandemic are compounded by the closed nature of prisons and slower pace of recovery compared to the wider community. However, these services have never been more needed. Clinks' research report [...]

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

BROAD: Symposium exploring dance drama techniques in secure settings

Join Odd Arts and Company Chameleon for an interactive symposium on their unique dance drama project in secure settings

The Arts of Punishment: Experiences of Injustice, Prison & Artistic Expression

Hear from panellists who have been affected by the criminal justice system and used creative expression to make sense of their experiences and challenge issues in criminal justice.


Image courtesy of No Place Productions (c) Mark Louden