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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

Stories of the incarcerated – learning from the USA

Dr Lorraine Gamman, Director of the Design Against Crime Research Centre at University of the Arts London, reviews two works of art from the USA that tell stories of people in the criminal justice system. Voices of the incarcerated ‘The Writing on the Wall’ is an installation that aims raise awareness about incarceration across the […]

Man Up and talk

In this blog post, No Place Production’s John Burns writes about his theatre company’s new prison project, ‘Man Up’ (not to be confused with Safe Ground’s excellent programme of the same name). He explores co-production, difficult conversations, and why he thinks – from personal experience – that encouraging men to talk is key to improving […]

Latest News

Sandwell becomes first Youth Offending Service to receive Artsmark Award

Sandwell Youth Offending Service (YOS) has become the first YOS in the country to be awarded a prestigious Artsmark Award. Staff at Sandwell YOS have spent the last 12 months dramatically improving its use of arts and culture to work more creatively with young people involved with its service. The Artsmark Award – the only creative […]

Clinks CEO Anne Fox’s response to Friday’s incident at London Bridge

Anne Fox, Clinks CEO: “We are saddened by the loss of life at the Learning Together event last Friday – by the loss of passion, belief in the potential in everyone and in the power of working together to help people change which these two young people clearly demonstrated and lived by. Our thoughts are […]

Latest opportunities

Funding to tackle socio-economic diversity

The Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries 2020-2022 programme provides an opportunity for talent from socio-economic backgrounds that are currently under-represented across the arts to develop and thrive. A briefing paper gives evidence of the wider issues, challenges and barriers facing those from lower socio-economic backgrounds and provides insights into the rationale behind some of the design […]

Music and mentoring vacancy

InHouse Records is an award-winning record label created with and by prisoners. Its aim is to create safer communities and reduce reoffending. The label is seeking a full-time InHouse Creative to work in a Kent prison. The successful applicant will be required to play a musical instrument and have teaching and mentoring experience. Find out [...]

Upcoming Events

Good Vibrations prison play-throughs

Good Vibrations’ play-throughs are the culmination of its gamelan music courses, which help people in prison to develop crucial life and work skills such as communication and team-working.

The Special Relationship

Written by Hassan Abdulrazzak and researched in collaboration with Prisoners Abroad, Synergy Theatre Project’s latest play shows at Soho Theatre in London.


Image courtesy of No Place Productions (c) Mark Louden