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SANe is made possible by funding from the Leonardo da Vinci Programme for the Transfer of Innovation for the Cred-Ability project.

Further information about Cred-Ability can be found on the ADAM Projects and Products Portal for Leonardo da Vinci

Poject number: UK/12/LLP-LdV/TOI-530

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The College of Teachers, London

Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL

Friday 5th September - Saturday 6th September 2014 - Booking Form

The Cred-Ability project is funded through the EU’s Leonardo Transfer of Innovation programme for the transfer of a training programme for artists to work in prisons. The programme was developed in the UK by SEEDS for Growth, the Prison Arts Foundation of Northern Ireland and The College of Teachers (TCOT) and has been successfully piloted by partners in three other European countries: the aufBruch theatre company in Germany, the Lithuanian University of Educational Studies, and the Latvian Culture College. It has recently been awarded international accreditation through TCOT and the first artists are due to achieve accreditation this autumn.

The conference aims are:

• To launch its internationally accredited training programme

• To share examples of effective practice developed by artists and educators from across Europe, including Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Northern Ireland and England

• To debate key issues relating to prison arts with a panel of international experts

• To identify the creative potential of inmates through an exhibition of prisoner art by the Prison Arts Foundation and Not Shut Out, the largest magazine for prisoner arts in the UK

• To present performances, workshops and films reflecting the role of arts in European prisons

For further information contact: Kasia Margula:

Tel: 020 7911 5536

Draft Programme
(Full programme details to follow soon)

Friday 5th September

AM Arrival of partners

1000 Steering group meeting (depending on Agnes Bohley's arrival)

1200 Communal lunch

1400 Final partner meeting:

• Review of project

• Final publications

• Future actions

• Final reports

PM Set up exhibition (PAF/ NSO)

1700 Official welcome, opening of Conference and prison art exhibition

1900 Film show: Young offenders performing Shakespeare in Malta (Bruce Wall)

Saturday 6th September, 2014

0900 Registration

0930 Introduction to CredAbility and accredited training programme (Alan Clarke)

1000 Keynote speech on role of arts in offender learning

1100 Small-group discussions of training issues

1130 Discussion panel of invited specialists

1400 “Theory into practice”: Training video

1430 Presentations by partners: SEEDS, Latvia, Lithuania, Germany, Northern Ireland

1630 Forum theatre performance by E15 students

1730 “Coriolanus” project (1): Production in Luebeck prison

1830 “Coriolanus” project (2): Clown/ mime workshop

1930 Finish

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