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Arts in Prison

Changing Tunes

Charity that uses music teaching, rehearsing, recording, performance, improvisation and composition to aid the rehabilitation of prisoners and ex-prisoners. Includes details of their work and how to support them. https://www.facebook.com/changingtunes/timeline ChangingTunesSW

Fine Cell Work

Teaches needlework to prison inmates and sells their products. Includes shop and profiles of some of the prisoners who have benefited from the scheme.

Geese Theatre Company

Operates drama and conduct workshops for both prisoners and staff in the criminal justice system. Describes the company's current projects and includes FAQ.

The Irene Taylor Trust

A registered charity delivering creative music projects throughout the UK to inspire and engage prisoners, ex-prisoners and people at risk in positive opportunities away from crime.

Jail Guitar Doors

Initiative founded by musician Billy Bragg, which provides instruments to those working with prisoners in rehabilitation efforts. Includes news and gallery.

Koestler Trust

Prison arts charity; features details of awards, exhibitions and mentoring, plus online shop.

Prison Arts Foundation

Information on the work of the a charitable trust in Northern Ireland, working to help rehabilitate prisoners through the arts. Includes a gallery.

Prison Radio Association

Education charity that provides support, guidance and expertise to existing prison radio stations and advises prisons interested in setting up radio stations and radio training facilities.

Ride Out

Organisation which helps prisons develop creative programmes. Focuses particularly on the Midlands and describes current and past projects.

Safe Ground

Uses drama to educate prisoners and young people at risk in the community. Features full details of the Family Man and Fathers Inside programs, with downloadable documentation.

Synergy Theatre Project

Describes the theatre, film, radio and writing projects of this initiative, which works with prisoners and ex-offenders.

Writers in Prison Network

Arts organisation encouraging creative writing in the prison population. Features details of residencies, news and FAQ.

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