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Prison Arts Directory Development Group


Prison Arts Directory Development Group

A team of international researchers and arts practitioners are working to create a Prison Arts Directory.

If you have any questions or would like to get in touch, please email Becky Mer at

Members: 17
Latest Activity: Oct 14, 2011

Welcome to the Prison Arts Directory (PAD) Development Group!

This is a space to share resources, programs, and other information to build the foundation of an international Prison Arts Directory. Our development team includes Matthew Taylor, Becky Mer, Angus McLewin, Agnes Bohley, and Andy Hoang, along with all the members displayed on the right-hand side. Within this group, feel free to comment on previous discussions, add a discussion, or post a general comment below.

Have you had the opportunity to complete our online survey? If not, please take a few minutes to share your ideas along with resources and programs you may know about. Your contributions are greatly appreciated and will make a world of difference in the future of this exciting new project.


The Prison Arts Directory will be launched at Play's the Thing: Creative Approaches to Wellbeing - London, 22nd & 23rd November 2011


Faire un Répertoire des arts dans les prisons

Une équipe de chercheurs internationaux et des praticiens des arts travaillent à créer un annuaire des arts dans les prisons. Vos idées et conseils seraient grandement appréciés en aidant à mettre en place ce projet nouveau et excitant.

S'il vous plaît noter: Les informations que vous partagez à cette enquête peuvent être utilisées dans le développement de l'annuaire. Si vous avez des questions ou souhaitez entrer en contact avec l'équipe, s'il vous plaît email Becky Mer à




Hacer un Directorio de Arte en las cárceles

Un equipo internacional de investigadores y profesionales de las artes están trabajando para crear un directorio de las artes en las prisiones. Sus ideas y consejos serán bienvenidos para ayudar a la creación de este nuevo proyecto.

Nota: La información que usted comparte en esta encuesta pueden ser utilizados en el desarrollo del Directorio. Si usted tiene alguna pregunta o desea ponerse en contacto con el equipo, envíe un correo electrónico a Becky Mer a




Kunst im Gefaengnis - Entwicklung eines Katalogs

Ein internationales Team von Wissenschaftlern und Kuenstlern ist zur Zeit dabei, ein Online-Verzeichnis fuer Kunstprojekte im Gefaengnis aufzubauen. Ihre Ideen und Ratschlaege sind auesserst willkommen, um dieses neue und spannende Projekt zu realisieren.

Bitte beachten Sie: Die Informationen, die Sie uns in dieser Umfrage mitteilen, werden eventuell fuer die Weiterentwicklung des Verzeichnisses verwendet. Wenn Sie Fragen haben oder mit dem Team in Verbindung treten wollen, koennen Sie gerne eine E-Mail an Becky Mer schreiben:



Creazione di una directory - arti nelle carceri

Un team di ricercatori internazionali e praticanti di arti stanno lavorando per creare un repertorio delle arti nelle carceri. Le vostre idee e suggerimenti sarebbe molto apprezzato nel contribuire a creare questo progetto nuovo ed entusiasmante.

Attenzione: Le informazioni che condividere questa indagine possono essere utilizzati nello sviluppo del repertorio. Se avete domande o volete entrare in contatto con la squadra, si prega di e-mail Becky Mer a



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Bitte sendet mir Kontaktdaten von deutschen Kunstprojekten in Gefaengnissen!

Hallo an alle deutschen Mitglieder und Interessierte!Ich mache zur Zeit ein Praktikum bei den "Escape Artists", die an einem Verzeichnis fuer Kunstprojekte in Gefaengnissen weltweit arbeiten. Ich bin…Continue

Started by Christiane Banneitz Oct 14, 2011.

Archive of Previous Programs - International 11 Replies

This is a space to record arts programs that used to be offered in prisons. Are there any listed here that are technically still offered in prisons? Are there any programs to add to the list? UKThe…Continue

Started by Becky Mer. Last reply by Becky Mer Oct 6, 2011.

Resources 3 Replies

Articles, books, evaluations, anthologies, films, videos, websites, etc. Canada Gaucher, B. (ed.) (2002) Writing as Resistance: The Journal of Prisoners on Prisons Anthology (1988-2002) Canadian…Continue

Started by Becky Mer. Last reply by Becky Mer Sep 12, 2011.

Current Prison Arts Programs - South America 1 Reply

PeruCross Cultural Solutions - based out of Ayacucho, contact there is Marisol Chancos: Programming for…Continue

Started by Becky Mer. Last reply by Seeds for Growth Sep 12, 2011.

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Comment by andytgeezer on September 21, 2011 at 9:52
Really excited about the Koestler trusts annual "Art by Offenders" show. It's back on Southbank and opens today! More info on the Koestler Trust website at

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