Justice and Arts Scotland is an organisation that celebrates and promotes the arts as a vital tool within justice and connects artists with communities and services within this sector.

What we believe

We believe that the arts have a vital role to play in nurturing and supporting individuals and communities with experience of the justice system.

  • We know that the arts is a tool for dialogue and positive change and can promote connection, communication and well-being in communities across Scotland.

  • We recognise that a connected and informed arts community can strengthen the quality and impact of creative opportunities and allow them to happen more often.

  • We are committed to working in partnership with other organisations, agencies and support services to develop and advocate arts experiences for all.

  • We aim to contribute to a fair and safer Scotland by strengthening and developing creative practice in justice settings and by promoting human connection through artistic endeavour.