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The Examination

The Examination



Play exploring mental health and human rights in the prison system, drawing on workshops with prisoners and former prisoners and in partnership with historians at University College Dublin.

Join Inspiring Futures as a Research Associate

Join Inspiring Futures as a Research Associate



Please note this position is now closed The University of Cambridge’s Institute of Criminology seeks to appoint a Research Assistant/Associate [£26,243 – £39,609, full time, Cambridge] for a three-year programme titled Inspiring Futures Footprint. Inspiring Futures Inspiring Futures Footprint is the research component of Inspiring Futures, a National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance (NCJAA) initiative to […]

New guide to evidencing arts and culture

New guide to evidencing arts and culture



The RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) has published The Cultural Learning Evidence Champion’s Handbook. This handbook is designed to make it easier not only to ‘do’ evidence and evaluation, but to love them, to become a champion for them and spread the good word throughout arts and cultural education.” […]

François Matarasso publishes book on participatory and community art

François Matarasso publishes book on participatory and community art



Community art worker, researcher and writer François Matarasso has published A Restless Art: How participation won, and why it matters. The book draws on four decades of Matarasso’s work making, observing, accompanying and researching participatory art in more than 40 countries. It covers the National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance and Geese Theatre Company in a chapter titled “The […]

Arts Council England publish evidence review

Arts Council England publish evidence review



Arts Council England (ACE) today published Arts and culture in health and wellbeing and in the criminal justice system: A summary of evidence – the final piece of research conducted as part of its evidence review for the next ten-year strategy 2020-30. Co-authored by Richard Ings and John McMahon, the summary of evidence cites nearly 200 academic […]

Professorial lecture on arts and criminal justice



University of Wolverhampton’s Professor Laura Caulfield’s inaugural lecture on arts in the criminal justice system is now available to watch online. “Where I am now, I didn’t imagine I could be”: Creative approaches to rehabilitation in the criminal justice system is a useful resource for students, academics, practitioners and anyone interested in the role of arts […]