Creative arts

National Alliance for Arts in Criminal Justice
A coalition of almost 600 members (including PET and some of the below) also: artists, arts and criminal justice sector organisations and individuals who work with prisoners, those on probation and ex-offenders in the community.

Art Alive Arts Trust
Skills for life and secure work placements with arts organisations.

Changing Tunes 
Music projects for offenders in prison and in the community.

Clean Break Theatre Company 
Theatre company working with women who have been affected by the criminal justice system.

The Comedy School
Delivers workshops, residencies and shows based on performance and other arts skills to prisons.

Fine Cell Work
Teaches needlework to prison inmates and sells their products.

Firebird Trust ‘Good Vibrations’
Bringing the Good Vibrations gamelan project to prisons.

Geese Theatre Company 
Interactive drama workshops with offenders and staff in the criminal justice system.

Irene Taylor Trust ‘Music in Prisons’
Music projects that enhance the education and rehabilitation of offenders.

The Koestler Trust 
Art by offenders – Promoting arts in the prisons and beyond.

The Michael Varah Memorial Fund
Social enterprise model that gives prisoners transferable art skills to help them get into training and employment on release.

Safe Ground 
Using drama to engage and motivate prisoners to participate in education and family life. Runs Family Man and Fathers Inside courses in prisons.

Stretch Charity
Create art events for the prison population to help people access their cultural community and engage with society.

Synergy Theatre
Works with prisoners and ex-prisoners through theatre and related activities.

The Thames Valley Partnership
Tackles social exclusion and aims to create stronger, safer communities in collaboration with a wide and diverse range of partners.


Arts projects and training for artists and professionals working in the Criminal Justice System.