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
Joyous Koestler Awards ceremony HMP Magilligan & Winter Issue of TIME IN
Excelling at the annual Koestler awards has become something of a tradition for our Creative Writing and Music groups in HMP Magilligan. This year was no exception and the ceremony held today in HMP Magilligan, Northern Ireland Prison Services’ medium to low security prison, sees the presentation of 17 Awards by PAF’s Executive Director Fred Caulfield.
PAF mark Tom McGonigle’s retirement with art work painted by a student in Hydebank Wood College
Tom McGonigle has always appreciated the work we at the Prison Arts Foundation undertake with offenders within the Criminal Justice System in Northern Ireland. With this in mind PAF commissioned a student who engages in our visual art workshops in Hydebank Wood College to create a piece of art to mark Tom’s retirement from his role as Prisoner Ombudsman for Northern Ireland.