Thursday, 14 January 2010

Arts in prisons conference

Arts in Prisons:
their impact and potential

A conference for practitioners and researchers

12-14 February 2010, Edinburgh, Scotland

This international conference will bring arts practitioners and academic researchers together to look at the impact and potential of arts in prisons, and to initiate and develop long-term links and working partnerships. Organised by the University of Edinburgh, the Anne Peaker Centre, and Motherwell College Offender Learning unit, this event provides a space for intensive reflection and discussion about how we account for the value and impact of arts interventions in
the prison context.

Speakers and panelists include:

Jackson Taylor (U.S. PEN Prison Writing project)
Grady Hillman (Southwest Correctional Arts Network/ Texas State University-San Marcos, USA)
Dr Jill Vincent and Dr Mimi Terrano (Anne Peaker Centre for Arts in Criminal Justice)
Dr Alan Clarke (PAN European Prison Initiative)
Dr Reinhard Nolle (University of Kassel, Germany)
Sara Lee (Music in Prisons / The Irene Taylor Trust)
Dr Katie Overy (University of Edinburgh, Music and the Brain)
Tim Robertson (The Koestler Trust / Arts by Offenders)
Robin Baillie (National Galleries of Scotland)
William Cleveland (Centre for the Study of Art and Community, USA)
Isabel McCue (Theatre Nemo, Glasgow)
Dr Andrew Miles (ESRC Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change)
Professor Mike Nellis (Glasgow School of Social Work)
Antonia Rubinstein (Safe Ground)
Simon Ruding (Theatre in Prisons and Probation Centres)
Meade Palidofsky (Chicago Music Theatre Workshop)
Dr Charlotte Bilby (University of Leicester)
Leonidas Cheliotis (Queen Mary, University of London)

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