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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12 Days of Christmas

£100.00

Untitled
HM Prison & Young Offender Institution Low Newton
2017

Limited edition print – 43cm x 43cm (framed)
Sold in white wooden frame, with perspex.

Designed by Kirsty Shorrock for our 100 Years On art trail.

The Koestler Trust is displaying artwork by women in prison in key sites across the UK in 2018. The project plays a part in the Vote 100 celebrations which are taking place throughout 2018 to commemorate the centenary of the 1918 Representation of the People Act, which granted women the right to vote.

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12 Days of Christmas
HM Prison & Young Offender Institution Low Newton
2017

Limited edition print – 77cm x 77cm (framed)
Sold in white wooden frame, with perspex.

Designed by Kirsty Shorrock for our 100 Years On art trail.

The Koestler Trust is displaying artwork by women in prison in key sites across the UK in 2018. The project plays a part in the Vote 100 celebrations which are taking place throughout 2018 to commemorate the centenary of the 1918 Representation of the People Act, which granted women the right to vote.

Sales of 100 Years On artworks will fund the Helen Cadbury Scholarship Award, providing the scholar with one-to-one support from an arts professional for a year, a monetary prize and an arts bursary. During the often chaotic transition from custody to community, the benefits of creativity in boosting mental health, wellbeing and confidence – benefits which many find in prison – can be lost in the face of challenges in accessing basic social, educational and vocational opportunities. We are excited to offer this scholarship as a way of maintaining the positive effects of art post release.

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