Work with offenders

Art in Prisons: a literature review of the philosophies and impacts of visual art programs for correctional populations

This review was commissioned by Arts Access Australia to examine evidence for the value of visual arts programs in Australian prisons and their impact on adult inmates.

Unlocking value: The economic benefit of the arts in criminal justice

A new report published by NPC, by Hanna Johnson, Sarah Keen & David Pritchard. The criminal justice sector in particular is often targets-driven, and arts charities working with prisoners and ex-offenders are under increasing pressure to provide evidence of their impact.

The Prison Arts Directory

The Prison Arts Directory is cataloguing prison arts programmes around the world, organising and documenting existing resources, and will be providing a space for dialogue and greater networking across the sector.


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