Philanthropic Models - National Alliance for Arts in Criminal Justice

January 8, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: Social Science, Psychology, Social Psychology
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The Arts in Prison: Philanthropic Models HMP Everthorpe Cat C Resettlement & HMP Full Sutton Cat A High Security Prisons

Why Arts in Prison? • Increases Rehabilitation capital ‘whole person recovery’: Social (relationships), Human (individuals’ skills and aspirations) and Cultural (beliefs, attitudes and behaviour of society) • Develops skills : personal, behavioural, social, employability, citizenship • Engages hard to reach • Reduces risk of reoffending across 5 Pathways: ETE, Children & Families, Health, Attitudes, Thinking & Behaviour, Drugs & Alcohol • Puts something back in to community - restorative justice

What Arts? • Visual – Fine Arts: drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, design, crafts, photography, video, filmmaking, architecture, ceramics • Literary – poetry, novels, short stories • Performing – music, dance, theatre, film • Applied – industrial design, graphic design, fashion design, interior design, decorative arts : functional objects

The Philanthropy Angle ‘Love of humanity’ – caring for, nourishing, developing and enhancing what it is to be human on both the benefactors’ (by identifying and exercising their values in giving and volunteering) and beneficiaries’ parts (by benefitting) • ‘Private initiatives for public good focusing on quality of life’ • Humans completing their own creation through education (self development) and culture (civic development) expressed in good works benefitting others •

Arts Philanthropy in Action • Case Study 1: HMP Everthorpe ‘Save a life, Drop the Knife’ Garden Project • • • 

What & why Partnerships Outcomes Awareness: 2011 RHS Tatton Park Gold Medal & Best in Show

 Restorative justice & Civic Development: Craven Park Hull Kingston Rovers Rugby Stadium Grounds Entrance Employability

Case Study 2 – Steve Ellis, full circle • HMP Everthorpe 2007-9 studied Art & Design GCSE & L3 ‘It was a way out for me …it helped me beat my heroin addiction’ • Release: Leeds College – 2 yr course Fine Art • Currently studying BA Fine Art, Leeds University • Works for DISC (developing Initiatives Supporting Local Communities) – Service User Rep • Peer Mentor Leeds Community Drugs Partnership – runs weekly art group for substance users in recovery • Ran offender workshop in HMP Everthorpe • Worked on Knife Garden Hull • Venice Biennale • Butler Trust Award 2013

Case Study 3 HMP Everthorpe OLASS Art Dept & Partnerships • Custody: Murals, Sale of Art Work to staff for charity, Sculpture • Inside/Out: Venice Biennale Bid - Art Workshops with Jeremy Deller Turner Prize Winning Artist, Set designs for Hull Savoyard & Castaway Theatre Groups • Community Awareness: Exhibitions of Offender Art Yorkshire Cultural Road Show, Artlink Gallery Hull, Venice Biennale

Case Study 4 Examples of Arts Partnerships at HMP Full Sutton • Creative Writing – Writer in Residence, Prison Reading Group, Stories Connect, Storybook Dads, English Pen Visiting Speakers, ‘Full On’ magazine, ARC Drug Treatment Programme • Design: Murals, Fine Cell Work, Red or Dead Textiles Production, Design & Fashion Show, • Art: Family Days Hull Adult Ed Family Learning, Inside Art Exhibition Pocklington, Mental Health Therapeutic Art • Performing Arts: Music in Prisons, Rock School, Vocal Force Singing Workshops, • Film, TV & Audio: Dominic West & The Wire in Cell TV Channel Project, Audio drama, York Careers Service Digital Media Project • Drama: Visiting tutors & workshops e.g. London Shakespeare Workout, WIR accredited & non-accredited

Lessons learnt and future • Evidenced - research, outcomes • Understood & valued - custody (staff and offenders) & community • Strategic - core & commissioned (not add on/nice to have if can afford) • Sustainable - human and financial resources (off the shelf and bespoke programmes/provision)

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