Jobs & volunteering
Invitation to Tender – Research on our Impact in Prisons
We are inviting tenders for a piece of research into the Koestler Awards Scheme’s impact on prisoners whilst they are still in custody. This research will build on existing evidence around the important impact the arts can have on well-being, engagement, self-esteem and self-identity, and also relate its finding to desistance theory.
Researchers are advised to read through the invitation to tender document in full before applying.
Deadline for responses is Tuesday 9th May 2017.
Volunteer Arts Mentors for Ex-Prisoners
We are looking for artists, creative writers, musicians, and arts industry professionals, to help support our mentoring scheme. We are particularly interested in hearing from applicants based in the North West of England.
The Koestler Trust is the UK’s leading prison arts charity. We’ve been awarding, exhibiting, selling, and championing art by prisoners, secure patients & immigration detainees for over 50 years.
Through our arts mentoring programme, The Koestler Trust identifies and supports prisoners with talent and enthusiasm, helping them to harness their creativity in a way which can make a positive difference to their resettlement.
Mentors work one-to-one with ex-offenders, offering between 7 and 10 mentoring sessions over a 12-month period. We provide full training and support, but the role is largely an autonomous one and we are looking for mentors who can bring their own energy and expertise to the role.
Applications from ex-offenders are positively encouraged.
We accept applications for this role on a rolling basis.
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Arts Team Volunteers
We are not currently looking for new Arts Team Volunteers.
If you are interested in volunteering with the Koestler Trust please check this page in May 2017 when we will be recruiting Volunteer Arts, Literature and Music Critics to help us write feedback for the entries to the 2017 Koestler Awards.