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A Family Sentence – The Citizens Theatre

The Citizens are putting on a play, A Family Sentence, about how having a relative in Barlinnie affects all members of the family.

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Join the Dots Campaign

Join the Dots campaign. Join the Dots is a campaign endeavouring to bring services together to help make possible a creative holistic support centre in Glasgow. This is a reaction to the lack of services for those suffering with mental health, which leaves people to end up in psychiatric hospitals or prisons. Informed by our years […]

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Creative Conversations

Creative Conversation 1 26 April 2017   The Citizens Theatre, 18.00-20.00   Following the announcement of the appointment of Kirstin Anderson as Artist Producer, we are happy to advertise our first Creative Conversations event.  We hope to see you there! Creative Conversations is a new platform designed to innovate and support the ongoing development of […]

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Gallery of Images – Family Sentence

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Citizens Theatre “A Family Sentence”

 Citizens Theatre  ‘A Family Sentence’   The Citizens theatre are working on a new Theatre and animation programme which explores positive parenting for prisoners and their families. This project will be delivered in the Learning Centre in HMP Barlinnie and on the outside in Garthamlock with family members. It will examine how incarceration affects family […]

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SPAN delighted to appoint Artist Producer

  SPAN are thrilled to appoint Kirstin Anderson as their Artist Producer. Kirstin Anderson has a Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh. Her thesis, Music Education and Experience in Scottish Prisons, contributes to the developing research on the benefits of arts provision for people in custody and provides a baseline for further work on music education in […]

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The Citizens Theatre Case Study

The Citizens Theatre is firmly rooted in its local community and beyond. Its Learning Department places a special emphasis on work with children, young people and socially excluded adults. The Citizens is also known for working in the wider community, enabling accessibility to some of the most marginalised and disadvantaged groups in Europe.   The […]

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Guide to Commissioning Arts in Criminal Justice Settings

A useful guide produced for National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance on commissioning arts in criminal justice settings.  

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Connections

A Review of Learning from the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Prison Fellowships.  

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SPAN Crowdfunding Next Steps

Thank you to everyone who generously donated to the Scottish Prison Arts Network SCIO Crowdfunding campaign. The campaign raised £505 that will go towards our new programme Visible Foundations that will grow the SPAN membership, provide mentoring and provide skills sharing.   Should you wish to give we are still accepting donations but please contact us […]

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SPAN Placement Student – Blog

Eh from Canada, My name is Denica and I am the current SPAN Placement student. I am currently in my 4th year studies in the Bachelor of Social Work at the University of Regina in Canada. I have been involved in the arts from a young age and attended the Alberta College of Art and Design […]

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Arts in Prison Organizations

As mentioned in the “Scottish prison service: Arts review: The benefits of the arts for offenders in detail” by Scottish Prison Service (2015) there are twelve Third sector organizations who are involved in the facilitation of arts in prisons. The following list provides a short explanation of these organizations. For more information visit the organizations […]

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