Inspiring creativity and encouraging personal and social change through the arts

The Prison Arts Foundation is as important as it is unique. Thanks to our pioneering work with people with convictions lives are being transformed and patterns of behaviour changed for good.

Our team of experienced professional artists working across the criminal justice system in Northern Ireland are offering people with convictions a life-line, helping to improve their creative and communications skills, which is key to personal and social development, building self-confidence and unlocking people’s potential.

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Creative Energy

Creative Energy – celebrating arts within the criminal justice system in Northern Ireland

2019 NI exhibition at Duncairn Centre for Culture & Arts

Curated by PAF artists in residence

Launch date: 28th March, 6pm to 8pm Invite Only

Open to the general public: 29th March – 5th April 2019

Duncairn Avenue, Belfast, BT14 6BP

Creative Energy showcases an amazing body of multimedia work created by the men and women currently within the Northern Ireland prison system, as well as those on non-custodial community sentences.  Along with showcasing the visual arts, the launch evening will be enhanced by the reading of some of the prisoners’ writings developed through the creative writing programme, with music and light refreshments being served.

The artwork on display will be available for sale to the general public, and all proceeds will be donated to Victims Support and reinvested back into the programme managed by Prison Arts Foundation.

The exhibition won a Highly Commended Award for Art Project Koestler Arts 2019.