‘The Aquarium’, HM Prison Grendon, Silver Award for Painting 2017
Image courtesy of Koestler Arts.
Koestler Arts runs the annual Koestler Awards for arts in criminal justice. The charity aims to encourage people in prisons, secure hospitals, detention settings and on community sentences or probation to participate in the arts, and to share that talent with the public. Over 3,500 people take part annually. Each entrant benefi ts from recognition for their work and feedback. They can also win cash awards, be exhibited, or published, and apply for arts mentoring.
Koestler works in partnership across the UK to present one UK exhibition at Southbank Centre annually, as well as regional and national shows. It will present an East of England programme at Snape Maltings, Suffolk from 1 – 31 August 2019 and a UK programme at Southbank Centre, London from 19 September – 3 November 2019. Volume 2 of the charity's poetry anthology Koestler Voices will be published in September 2019.