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Awarding those who support young people to manage conflict in their lives

Lighting the Fire is Leap‘s annual awards event that celebrates the young people, adults and organisations that excel at supporting young people to manage the conflict in their lives. Now in its seventh year, the event serves to celebrate and raise awareness of the incredible work being done in the sector; to build new relationships; […]

How are you finding the new education procurement system?

The National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance, Clinks and the Prisoner Learning Alliance (PLA) would like to hear about your experiences of using the new online procurement system for education services, also known as the Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS). We will use this to monitor how the DPS is working in practice, and feedback to Her […]

Submit an exhibition proposal

The Prisons Mission of the Churches Together in Westminster (CTiW) last year organised a touring exhibition of artworks by prisoners in St James’s Piccadilly, the Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church and St Martin-in-the-Fields; all churches with active congregations and high visitor footfall. The exhibition of paintings and sculpture – First Impressions: Portraits from Prison – was curated […]

Mentoring opportunity for arts and culture fundraisers

With funding from Arts Council England, the Institute of Fundraising has embarked on a four-year programme of support for fundraising and development professionals working within the arts, culture and heritage sector; RAISE : Arts, Culture & Heritage. The RAISE programme includes mentoring opportunities for early-career fundraisers working in the arts, culture & heritage sector across England. The year-long mentoring scheme, led by […]

Pro-bono communications coaching and support

Transform Justice is offering pro-bono communications coaching and support to six organisations in the criminal justice voluntary sector. This is an opportunity for organisations to review and refine their approach to communicating their cause to a range of stakeholders to inspire support for the organisation’s objectives. Successful organisations will benefit from one-to-one support from a […]

Fundraiser vacancy

National charity Good Vibrations is seeking an experienced Grants and Trusts Fundraiser [£28,000 – £31,000, part-time, flexible] to join the team. Good Vibrations uses communal music-making to support people with complex needs in challenging settings to develop transferable life and work skills. The charity is most well-known for its use of gamelan music in prisons. The […]

Rehabilitation through entrepreneurship

Grow Inspires is looking for budding entrepreneurs who have been in contact with the criminal justice system to attend courses in Bristol in April 2019. Funding from the Big Lottery to run its Project Phoenix From Offender to Entrepreneur course has been awarded following a successful pilot. The free course is suitable for anyone wishing […]

FACT announce artist open-call for criminal justice project

FACT Liverpool is seeking to commission an artist, art collective or design studio with experience of designing participatory learning experiences to create and produce a ‘Knowledge Library’ – the first commissioned artwork as part of the gallery’s Resolution project, a three-year art programme within the criminal justice system in partnership with Liverpool John Moores University, HMP Altcourse […]

Opportunities for former prisoners

The Prisoners’ Education Trust share work, research, training, volunteering, learning or speaking opportunities specifically aimed at people who have been in contact with the criminal justice system. It currently includes opportunities with Unlocked Graduates, Criminal Justice Alliance, Des Hamilton Film Casting and User Voice. Click here to see current opportunities Other useful resources: Clinks’ Jobs Board, […]

Clean Break seek Development Manager

Clean Break theatre company is looking for a Development Manager. The post is in the Development and Communications Team and plays an integral role in cultivating Clean Break’s development opportunities. The role will require the successful candidate to raise money from trust, corporate and statutory supporters. The Development Manager will build and manage relationships with […]

Funding for music with disadvantaged women and girls

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has opened applications to the Tampon Tax Fund. The fund allocates money generated from the VAT on sanitary products to projects to improve the lives of disadvantaged women and girls. Charities can now bid for at least £1 million in funding for projects that support victims of […]

Clinks seek health and justice policy co-ordinator

Clinks, the national charity for voluntary organisations in the criminal justice system in England and Wales, is looking for a Development Officer – Health and Justice (30 hours a week, £31,401 pro rata) to join its London office. This is an exciting opportunity to join Clinks’ highly respected policy team. The role co-ordinates Clinks’ work on health and justice policy, […]

Birmingham fund to tackle gangs and violence

The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) is to spend £250,000 ensuring Birmingham children don’t get involved in gangs and violence. David Jamieson is inviting all community and voluntary sector organisations in the city to bid for a share of the money which must be spent keeping young people away from crime. The cash is […]

Awards for prisoner re-integration

Prison Reform Trust has announced the launch of the Robin Corbett Award for Prisoner Re-integration, which celebrates outstanding rehabilitative work with prisoners done by a charity or community group. Dominique Airey, Chief Executive of Khulisa (Winner 2018), said: “Can’t encourage you more to apply – this award has been game-changing for Khulisa. It’s added real profile […]

Clinks is hiring

Clinks, the national charity for voluntary organisations in the criminal justice system in England and Wales, is looking for a Membership and Events Officer (full-time, £26,470 plus 6% pension contribution) to join its London office. This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced candidate to join the Clinks team. The charity is seeking a dynamic individual with excellent attention […]

Give A Book is looking for an Administrator

Give A Book is recruiting for a highly-organised Administrator to become a key member of the team on a part time basis (two days per week). The innovative, fast-growing UK charity started in May 2011 with the sole aim of giving books where they are of particular need. Give A Book attaches to other charities, non-profit organisations, schools and literacy projects […]

Clean Break is hiring

Clean Break theatre company is looking to fill new roles of Philanthropy Manager, Engagement Producer and Creative Associate. The Philanthropy Manager post is an exciting opportunity to join the Development and Communications Team and play an integral role in cultivating our development opportunities. The role will require you to manage Clean Break’s Individual Giving strategy, including leading the company’s […]

Vacancies at Irene Taylor Trust

The Irene Taylor Trust is looking for a new Community Projects Coordinator and Business Development Manager to join its team in Borough, London. The charity is small, but with big ambition, determined to bring creativity, life-skills and artistic excellence to some of the most disadvantaged people in the UK. Over the last five years it has focused on strategic […]

Geese Theatre Company is hiring

Birmingham based Geese Theatre Company are looking for one male and one female actor / groupworker to join their team and deliver across the full range of performance, workshop and groupwork programmes. The successful candidate will be working with its expert team across the criminal justice and social welfare sectors. The job includes a six month training […]

Nesta launch Cultural Impact Development Fund

Following its Arts Impact Fund, Nesta has announced an innovative, new social impact investment fund for socially-driven arts, cultural and creative organisations – the Cultural Impact Development Fund (CIDF). Over a three-year period, this £3.7m fund will offer affordable, unsecured finance on flexible terms to England’s arts, culture and creative organisations bringing about positive social change […]

£3 million investment for creative organisations across the North

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has today announced more than £3 million will be invested to support creative and cultural organisations across the Northern Powerhouse. Sheffield-based social enterprise Key Fund has been selected to distribute the Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund to creative organisations that provide a meaningful social impact in their local communities. Groups […]

Odd Arts seek Assistant Drama Worker

Odd Arts is recruiting for an Assistant Drama worker [£16,500 pro rata, Manchester, part-time]. The successful candidate will support, assist and co-deliver creative projects in community, education and criminal justice settings. For more information click here To apply send a one page cover letter alongside your CV to info@oddarts.co.uk. Deadline for applications is 12 noon Tuesday […]

Directing course for people with experience of the criminal justice system

26th – 30th November London Free Synergy Theatre Project is offering a free directing course to those with experience of the criminal justice system. Through practical exercises, theatre trips and meeting industry experts, participants will gain an understanding of the role of a theatre director, and how they work with the rest of the creative […]

HMP Grendon and Ikon seek new artist in residence

Ikon is inviting artists to apply for a three-year residency at HMP Grendon. It follows on from artist Edmund Clark’s residency (2014-2018), which culminated in the Ikon exhibition and publication In Place of Hate. Funded by the Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust, this is an exciting opportunity for an artist to work with the therapeutic and […]

Supporting women to engage with their families and reduce reoffending

Clinks is seeking written evidence on how supporting women in contact with the criminal justice system (CJS) to engage with their families can lower recidivism, aid rehabilitation and assist in addressing intergenerational crime. The follow on Farmer Review, led by Lord Farmer, has been commissioned by the Ministry of Justice, and Clinks is leading the review’s call for […]

Funding for Arts Awards

The Arts Award Access Fund provides grants of between £100 – £1,500 to centres working on Arts Award projects with young people where access and inclusion is an issue – including youth justice settings. Next round closes 19th October 2018. Click here to apply Image courtesy of Trinity College London

Art competition for young people

Youth Justice Board is putting on a youth justice convention in Leicester on 27th and 28th November, and is holding an art work competition for children in the youth justice system (10 – 17 year olds) in the secure estate and in the community. Awards will be presented in the following categories, which can include a variety […]

Synergy is recruiting

Two exciting opportunities to work with Synergy Theatre Project producing a high quality arts programme within the criminal justice system and in leading theatres. Synergy is looking for highly motivated and experienced individuals to join its team as Development Manager and Learning and Engagement Manager (Young People). The Learning and Engagement Manager will manage Synergy’s Young People’s Programme involving touring productions […]

Arts Award webinar

Would you like to get more guidance and top tips on delivering Arts Award with young people at risk of offending? Trinity College London’s free webinar, taking place on Tuesday 2nd October at 3.30pm, will equip you to deliver Arts Award with confidence and answer any questions that you have. This webinar will be particularly useful for individuals […]

Funding for London community projects

Culture Seeds is a two-year rolling programme from the Mayor of London. Applicants can apply at any time (up until spring 2020) for funding between £1,000 – £5,000. The fund is part of the Mayor of London’s draft Strategy for Culture, Culture for all Londoners, and grants will be used to support community-led cultural projects in every London borough. Culture Seeds will […]

Consultant for reading programme in women’s prisons

The Reading Agency are a looking for a freelance consultant [UK, £4,000 inclusive of VAT and expenses, 16 days] to run a series of focus groups with women in prison and interviews with library and education staff during the autumn of 2018. Their annual Reading Ahead programme is currently being run in all 12 prisons […]

Become a member of Clean Break

Clean Break are recruiting members for the 2018/19 season of their free specialist theatre programme – starting in September. Members receive a foundation of learning and skills in theatre performance, creativity and wellbeing, and opportunities to engage in professional, public facing performance projects. Many previous Members are now studying and working in theatre and the arts […]

Fine Cell Work post-release programme

Fine Cell Work has a post-release Open the Gate Programme for people with convictions who want to learn more about the textiles industry. If you work with someone who would benefit from this, email Dawn at dawn@finecellwork.co.uk  for more information. Fine Cell Work is a charity which makes beautiful handmade products in British prisons. Teaching […]

Music in Detention vacancy

Music in Detention (MID) are recruiting for a Communications and Public Engagement Manager [£34,000, part-time, London] to lead the development of MID’s communications work and activities to engage the public and help change attitudes to migrants. This is a temporary vacancy to provide maternity cover for approximately 12 months.  The key areas of work for the […]

New Prison Education Contracts

The Offender Learning and Skills Service (OLASS) contracts come to an end in March 2019, making way for a new era of governor-led education commissioning. The Ministry of Justice’s new commissioning framework presents both challenges and new opportunities for providers, charities, colleges and others to deliver education services in prisons. From April 2019 governors will […]

Creative Producer vacancy at FACT, Liverpool

FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) is a media art centre based in Liverpool, hosting a diverse programme of activities in its galleries, lab spaces and cinemas. They are looking for a Creative Producer [£160 per day, Liverpool, 33 month fixed-term contract] to lead, manage and deliver their Resolution programme. Resolution is a three-year programme […]

Prison Radio Association are hiring a producer

The Prison Radio Association run National Prison Radio, the world’s first national radio station for prisoners, and current Independent Production Company of the Year. They are looking for an exceptional Radio Producer [£23,000 pa, London, full-time] to join their small but productive team in their headquarters – behind the walls of HMP Brixton. The successful candidate will spend their […]

Unlocked Graduates look for arts placements

Do you have a project that needs some dedicated time and resource? Could you benefit from the expertise of a frontline prison officer passionate about rehabilitation? Unlocked Graduates are offering organisations the opportunity to host an Unlocked Graduates prison officer for a two week project placement, and are particularly keen to find opportunities for their […]

Job vacancy at Koestler Trust

The Koestler Trust are looking for someone exceptional, with proven practical skills and knowledge in at least one of the artforms they work with, for a key role in their arts team. The Arts and Exhibitions Assistant [£19,000 pa, London, full-time] will be responsible for the efficient processing, feedback-writing, transport and exhibiting of the thousands of artworks […]

Clean Break are looking for an Executive Director

An exceptional opportunity has arisen for an experienced woman cultural leader to join Clean Break as it launches its new business model in the run up to an ambitious year of 40th anniversary celebrations in 2019. Founded in 1979 by two women prisoners who believed that theatre could bring the hidden stories of the imprisoned […]

We’re hiring

The National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance (NCJAA) are recruiting for a Development Officer to develop new and diverse networks outside of London (initially in the West Midlands and North West). 2.5 days per week (home based with an option of office space in Birmingham) £31,093  pro rata Permanent contract We are seeking a dynamic individual with […]

Calling all women poets/writers: Joelle Taylor in partnership with Safe Ground

The Night Alphabet: A mentoring opportunity Joelle Taylor, leading spoken word artist and performance coach, is working with Safe Ground to offer a unique opportunity to a woman with demonstrable interest in writing short stories or poetry, and who would like to develop their work further in a new project. She is looking for a […]

HMPPS Innovation grants launching

HM Prisons and Probation Service (HMPPS) has launched the Innovation grant funding programme for 2018-2020. The programme awards one-off grants to enable the voluntary sector to contribute to better outcomes for people in Public Sector Prisons, the National Probation Service and Youth Custody Services. Please note this does not include Community Rehabilitation Companies or privately […]

Drama and Employability skills course for prisoners

Imagine If Theatre Company are a charity and theatre company who use drama to make an active difference to people’s lives. They work with prisoners, former prisoners and people from disadvantaged backgrounds. They are now taking bookings for Bird on the Wing; a 3 week, full time Drama and Employability skills course for prisoners. Bird on […]

Artist with experience of criminal justice system sought for paid commission

Loved Up Fudge Ltd is a fudge manufacturer established in 2017 that gives half of its profits to Working Chance, the UK’s only charitable recruitment consultancy for female former prisoners and young care-leavers; and to offer living wage employment opportunities to survivors of domestic violence and training placements to victims of modern slavery whilst they […]

Call out for members engaging with design focused prison projects

A group is forming of creatives working specifically on design projects that run in prison. Would you be interested in joining teams from Makeright at Central Saint Martins; Making for Change at London College of Fashion and from Manchester Institute of Fashion and also University of Wolverhampton? They are planning to meet end of January […]

NCJAA Bursary Scheme for emerging artists

Applications accepted from 1 February 2018. We know how a lack of funding, even small sums, can be a significant barrier to pursuing creativity and our experience is that small grants can make a big difference to developing talent and improving life chances. We are offering a bursary scheme to support emerging artists with a […]

Submit a research or evaluation report for inclusion in our Evidence Library

We are looking for new research and evaluation reports on the impact of arts in criminal justice settings to publish in our Evidence Library. The Evidence Library is an online library housing the key research and evaluation documents on the impact of arts-based projects, programmes and interventions within the criminal justice system. The Library currently […]

Call out for submissions for a new book on how people with learning disabilities experience the Criminal Justice System

Following the book and national exhibition ‘Great Interactions’, which captured images and stories of people with learning disabilities and autism in educational and care settings, award-winning photographer Polly Braden and policy expert Rashmi Becker are producing a new book and national educational exhibition looking at how people with learning disabilities experience the Criminal Justice System. […]


Image courtesy of Geese Theatre Company