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Inspiring Futures

Inspiring Futures, a Paul Hamlyn funded programme will combine a ground-breaking artistic programme in prisons and the community, with embedded participative research undertaken by the University of Cambridge’s Institute of Criminology.

The purpose of Inspiring Futures is to advance knowledge into why arts interventions impact on the lives of people in the criminal justice system and how to optimise the effect, thus creating a step-change in arts and criminal justice.

Key areas of activity will seek to address long term inequalities and broaden access to the arts for people in the criminal justice system now and into the future.

Helix Arts will be 1 of 8 project delivery partners to form part of the national Inspiring Futures network to deliver a programme of activities in North East prison and community settings.

The Institute of Criminology will embed a participative research culture at every stage of the project. Helix Arts will be positioned within a ‘community’ for good practice. This will lead to professional development opportunities, fostering of talent, peer reflection, case studies, online platforms, workshops and networking events.

Helix Arts programme will run from Autumn 2020 and feature in NCJAA and Koestler Arts performances and exhibitions festival.

2nd Floor
51 Bedford Street
North Shields
NE29 0AT

Charity no. 700956
Company Reg no. 2114849

Helix Arts is an Artsmark Partner

Helix Arts is an Arts Award Centre

Helix Arts is an Arts Council England NPO