The art awards scheme for offenders, secure patients and detainees

We’re the UK’s best-known prison arts charity. We’ve been awarding, exhibiting and selling artworks by offenders, detainees and secure patients for over 55 years.

Our awards receive over 8,000 entries a year – inspiring offenders to take part in the arts, work for achievement and transform their lives. Our national exhibition attracts 20,000 visitors – showing the public the talent and potential of offenders and people in secure settings.

We have no endowment or capital – our work depends entirely on donations.

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Image Gallery

Take a look at the artworks on display in our touring exhibition First Impressions – Portraits from Prisons.

These artworks are all for sale. Please call 020 8740 0333 or email sales@koestlertrust.org.uk for more information.