Prison Arts Foundation, Belfast

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updated on 21 June 2019

Opening Times

MondayMo
08:30 – 17:00
TuesdayTu
08:30 – 17:00
WednesdayWe
08:30 – 17:00
ThursdayTh
08:30 – 17:00
FridayFr
08:30 – 17:00
SaturdaySa
10:00 – 16:00
SundaySu
10:00 – 16:00
Closed.
Opens in  13 h 20 min.
13 h 20 min

Official Data

Official Name
PRISON ARTS FOUNDATION
Reg. office address
UNIT 3 NORTHERN WHIG BUILDING, 2-10 BRIDGE STREET, BT1 1LU, BELFAST
Company Number
NI607881
Jurisdiction
Northern Ireland
SIC Code
90030 - Artistic creation
Date of Incorporation
15 Jun 2011

Description

Access to the arts for all prisoners, ex-prisoners, young offenders and ex-young offenders in Northern Ireland The Prison Arts Foundation was founded as a charitable trust in November 1996 after extensive discussions between our main stakeholders the Northern Ireland Prison Service, the Probation Board for Northern Ireland, the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, the Community Relations Council and the Community Arts Forum. Its aims are to create, both individually and in partnership, access to the arts for all prisoners, ex-prisoners, young offenders and ex-young offenders in Northern Ireland. On average, over 20% of the prison population are enrolled in the various parts of the Prison Arts Foundation programme. Many prisoners continue their artistic endeavours upon release and the Foundation does what it can to encourage and support this important aspect of their re-integration into society. Traditionally, writing and the visual arts have been the main channels for the creative self within the prison culture.
The work produced is at times so good that it can stand by itself and bears comparison with the best. This is evident by the resounding success of the 1998 and 1999 ‘Captivating’ exhibition of work; the publication of ‘The Magilligan Sentence: an anthology of writing from H. Prison Magilligan’ edited by John Brown; the documentary film ‘The Big Question’ and the short film and documentary of its making ‘The Inside Job’ - both films won National Film Awards. Through ‘Artist in Residence’ programmes the Foundation has endeavoured to promote and widen the practice and appreciation of the arts to all those serving custodial sentences.
Recognised and practicing Artists work in a variety of art forms including writing, drama, fine art, craft, music, circus/physical theatre and dance. These workshops seek to release the creative self of all prisoners, to encourage and to inspire them to use their time more creatively through achievable methods. The residencies are bol


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