The Prison Arts Foundation was founded as a charitable trust in November 1996 after extensive discussions between our main stakeholders the Northern Ireland Prison Service, the Probation Board for Northern Ireland, the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, the Community Relations Council and the Community Arts Forum.
Its aims are to create, both individually and in partnership, access to the arts for all prisoners, ex-prisoners, young offenders and ex-young offenders in Northern Ireland.
"Change is at the heart of rehabilitation and participation in the arts is a powerful learning tool and catalyst for the personal and social transformation of an individual.
JOURNEYJourney presents a selection of works in an amazing variety of media created over the past year by men and women held in Northern Ireland’s prisons as well as those on non-custodial community sentences.
Monday 16th November 2015 7:30pm, by invitation onlyOpened by Sue McAllister Director GeneralNorthern Ireland Prison ServiceReception – Governor CorridorExhibition – Circle and C-wingThe main exhibition opens to the public from 17th – 29th November in the scullery area.