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 7,000 entries a year – inspiring offenders to take part in the arts, work towards positive achievements 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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Safeguarding Policy

The Koestler Trust’s Safeguarding Policy can be accessed via the link below. You can also request a copy by calling 020 8740 0333, emailing or writing to The Koestler Trust, 168a Du Cane Road, London W12 0TX.

> Safeguarding Policy – Jan 2019