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
4 Prestigious Listowel Writers in Prison awards for PAF’s aspiring writers in HMP Magilligan
Listowel have formally announced that HMP Magilligan writers have continued to do well in the all-Ireland completion winning four out of a possible twelve ‘Writers in Prison’ awards.
PAF’s Libération showcase event Crumlin Road Gáol a huge success
On 14th March 2018 the Prison Arts Foundation held an event in Crumlin Road Gáol in Belfast called ‘Libération’. It was an exhibition of art, writing and music by serving prisoners in HMP Maghaberry, HMP Magilligan, Hydebank Wood College and Women’s Prison and Woodlands Juvenile Justice Centre. This year’s showcase also featured art works, live performances and recordings of writing by mentees taking part in our new community arts based mentoring programme.