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Koestler Awards 2020

Koestler Awards 2020



This year’s Koestler Awards are now open for entries. The annual arts awards from Koestler Arts offer cash prizes, written feedback, certificates, mentoring, publication, exhibition and sale opportunities to people in the criminal justice system. Around three and a half thousand people enter yearly. The awards are open to: Anyone in custody in a UK […]

Koestler Arts is hiring ex-prisoner exhibition hosts

Koestler Arts is hiring ex-prisoner exhibition hosts



Koestler Arts is looking to recruit a group of ex-prisoners to invigilate its 2019 national exhibition alongside Southbank Centre’s own Host Team, 7 days a week for the 7-week run. The Exhibition Hosts enhance the public’s experience of the exhibition, and the role provides participants with a strong piece of work experience for their CV […]

2019 Koestler Awards open for entries

2019 Koestler Awards open for entries



The 2019 Koestler Awards – for artwork made by people in prison, in other secure units, or on probation – are now open for entries. Hard copies of the guidance notes, entry forms and under 18’s entry forms have been sent out to institutions. Entries are judged by over 100 artists and experts from different fields […]

I’m Still Here

I’m Still Here



Koestler Trust’s annual exhibition of art by offenders, secure patients and detainees entered into their Koestler Awards, on display at Southbank Centre. This year, the artworks have been selected by the families of prisoners inside, giving a unique and very personal edge to the show.