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.Read More
PAF supported my placement in Hydebank Wood College
Last year I spent a few months working with Prison Arts Foundation in Hydebank Wood College with artist and teacher Anne Scullin. PAF manage freelance resident artists, who work part time as practicing artists and part time in prisons running classes for inmates.
Professor Gary Sloan’s Performing Arts residency with PAF
Professor Gary Sloan and PAF participants reflect on his short performing art residency in Hydebank Wood College and HMP Magilligan.