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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Subscribe to our in house magazines for stories, art and news from Prison Arts Foundation and our writers.

Time In magazine provides the primary platform to reflect the creative output of our writers. It has evolved with the writers group in Magilligan Prison and teaches research skills, journalism styles, computer and IT knowhow.  The magazine provides an opportunity for our writers to consider what makes an interesting article or an engaging story. They learn to make decisions about content and form as well as the many techniques for creating any piece of writing.

All In magazine is the first cross-border prison magazine thanks to a collaboration between the Irish Prison Service and Prison Arts Foundation.   The ethos is in keeping with Time In magazine: ‘by prisoners, for prisoners’ featuring artwork and creative writing by people in custody within prisons in all of Ireland.  The magazine aspires to serve as an outlet for alternative forms of writing and to complement the poetry and short stories featured in the Listowel Writers’ Week Literary Writing competition for prisoners and the Koestler Awards for arts in criminal justice.

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