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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    Arts Mentoring programme review 2016/17
    Thanks to funding received from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and the Arts Council NI PAF were able to pilot an innovative form of support to address the transition from custody into the community in Northern Ireland through our arts mentoring for people who have offended scheme.


    Artist in Residence programme review 2016/17
    Our 2016/17 programme was funded by Department for Justice through the Northern Ireland Prison Service, and additional workshops were supported by the Arts Council for Northern Ireland.  
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