Prison Arts Foundation (PAF) is a registered charity that seeks to provide access to the arts for those people who have offended in Northern Ireland.
Our mission is to inspire  creativity and encourage personal and social change in offenders within the criminal justice system, through the arts
Our aim is to release the creative potential of those previously excluded or from marginalised communities, those serving custodial and community sentences. We contract professional artists and practitioners to engage, teach, enthuse and give inspiration to participants in inclusive and tolerant workshops in a variety of art forms.
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    Showcasing the talent and achievements of Koestler entrants 2016
    Each year the Prison Arts Foundation like so many other organisations who value the work of the Koestler Trust, encourage our workshop participants to submit applications to their Awards.
    So why do we do this, read on to find out.

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    PAF’s programme overview 2015/16
    The Prison Arts Foundation has, in common with many other organisations, been subject to reduced funding.  Within this environment our Chairman, Oliver Brannigan on behalf of the Board of Trustees wishes to acknowledge the support we have received from the many bodies we have named in our overview 2015/16.  This support is all the more laudable when we recognise that they are also dealing with reduced circumstances.

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